5 Essential Smartphone Apps for Drivers
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DC Clear Auto Bra is more than just a place to get protective films for your car. We’re a team of car lovers who want to help you get the most enjoyment out of your vehicle. We understand the thrill of the open road, the pride of showing off a gleaming paint job on a sunny day, and the excitement of throwing on your favorite playlist and setting off on a road trip.

These days, drivers have tons of smartphone apps to choose from to make the most of their drives. Here are some of the best apps available to save you time and money, whether you’re commuting to work or taking off for a long weekend. All are free on iOS and Android.



GasBuddy helps you find the cheapest gas prices in your area and share them with friends. It gives you the option to filter your search results for things like diesel fuel. Best of all, it draws data from a massive database of gas stations, and its huge user base constantly keeps the prices updated. If you sign up for a GasBuddy debit card, you can save 10 cents a gallon on your first fill-up and 5 cents a gallon every time you fill up after that.



RoadTrippers Plus

RoadTrippers Plus has been called the Yelp of road trips. It doesn’t matter how far you’re traveling; this app will help you discover cool and scenic locations along the way. Use it to find local hole-in-the-wall restaurants, find the best hotels for overnight stays, and watch the sun set over picturesque overlooks. You can even use the app to ask your friends for their suggestions. Take your road trip to the next level!




Waze is the navigation program that Apple Maps and Google Maps want to be. It gives you real-time traffic conditions and re-routes you around accidents and congestion. Its massive userbase shares up-to-date information about police presence and speed traps. Waze is ambitious and still improving; it can consume a lot of battery power and it has some bugs to work out. Still, it’s the best app available for navigating heavy traffic.




If you plan to write off your gas and mileage for work commutes, MileIQ is an indispensable tool. It’s a clean, simple app that tracks and records your mileage for tax purposes. It runs in the background while you drive and doesn’t distract you with tons of notifications. Users report thousands of dollars of tax savings each year when they use MileIQ.




It happens to us all at some point: you go to a crowded event and search for an empty parking spot. Once you finally find one, make your way through the parking lot and into the venue, and attend the event, you realize you don’t remember where you parked. Parkify helps by tagging your location when you park and leading you back to your vehicle.



DC Clear Auto Bra: Your DC Metro Paint Protection Pros

We hope you’ll find these smartphone apps useful the next time you take your vehicle for a spin. When you need high-quality paint protection films, we hope you’ll come and see us! DC Clear uses industry-leading products from XPEL. We can protect and preserve any paint finish, from mirror shine to flat and matte. Reduce your upkeep and keep your car looking better than new with our customizable paint protection films.

Our team is always ready to answer questions and give you an estimate for installation. Call us today to see the DC Clear Auto Bra difference!