If you don’t have these three apps on your Android phone, you could be leaving cash on the table when it comes to driving costs. And while they’re loaded with money-saving features, you won’t have to pay a penny to use them via their free versions.
Pay Less for Parking with SpotHero
Living in or visiting a big city can be a nightmare when it comes to parking. You either end up paying a pretty penny due to overpopulation in your hometown when you hit downtown, or you waste cash when you’re a newbie by not knowing where to park. With the SpotHero app, those issues disappear.
Let’s say you’re in San Francisco, for example, which can be quite an expensive city. Open up SpotHero, and you can enter your address to find parking spots nearby.
To make the process quicker, the app gives you a map that lets you compare prices. This quick comparison tool beats driving around from lot to lot wasting gas as you hunt for the best bargain.
Even better SpotHero lets you reserve parking spots in advance. This feature is perfect for when you have an important meeting to get to, and can’t waste time getting rejected from already-full lots.
The app’s benefits don’t stop there, as you can reserve a spot and pay for it through your phone. In short, parking can be a breeze instead of being a chore that raises your blood pressure.
Save on Gas and Wear and Tear with Scoop
One of the best ways to cut driving costs is carpooling. Instead of driving yourself to work in your empty car, you can carpool with someone else to eliminate fuel costs and reduce mileage on your vehicle that depreciates its resale value and triggers costly repairs.
If you don’t know anyone to carpool with, you may have been out of luck in the past. With the Scoop app, though, you can find carpoolers near you even if you’re brand new to the city.
With your location and transportation times in hand, you can let Scoop find drivers and riders on your route. This allows you to share driving expenses. The more, the merrier, since Scoop will help you automatically split the costs among passengers.
Find Affordable Rental Cars with Turo
What can happen if you put too many miles on your car from not carpooling on your daily commute? You can cause your vehicle to break down prematurely, which puts it in the shop until it gets fixed.
Such a situation calls for a rental car, and the Turo app can fill your need for less than major providers.
How can it cost less to rent a car via Turo? Because it’s not a big company whose car you’re renting. Instead, it’s a person just like you.
If you’re familiar with AirBnB, Turo works similarly. Instead of people renting out their homes or apartments, however, they rent out their vehicles.
On a side note, you can use Turo to make extra cash by renting out your car as well, which makes it an app worth downloading.