THE ESSENTIAL APPLICATIONS IN THE CAR

  1. Apps to never get lost on the road of holidays!
    Who has never experienced the hassle of getting lost on the road of holidays ! Whether on the way out or back, we have only one desire: find our way to get to our destination as quickly as possible. And this is the creed of several applications:

Waze: the most popular GPS application
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Waze brings together the largest community of motorists . With it, you will be able to optimize your trips , but also use the billions of data of other users . The application takes into account the conditions in real time traffic. It goes even further because it identifies incidents, radar and even the nearest petrol stations. A real driving aid that we can not do without.

Google maps: GPS combined with a search engine
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Google Maps is the service mapping to Google . It is possible to calculate a route on both PC and mobile. It is possible to download the maps in order to use the offline application . This is very convenient when traveling abroad or in white areas without a network. The advantage of this application is the use of the search engine within the application. It is therefore possible to find a restaurant , a place and even tourist information directly via the application. A real guide for the holidays!

  1. Apps to reduce the amount of your refueling!
    You are not dreaming but there are many applications that allow you to reduce your gas costs ! For this, these applications identify the gas stations closest to your location and the prices. So you can compare the numbers and go where the fuel is the cheapest . This is very convenient when you go on vacation because the fuel costs are a big budget.

The list of applications that allow you to reduce your fuel budget :

Essence & Co : locates petrol stations with the price of fuel but also the car wash!
Gasoline / Gasoil Now : Fuel price comparator with 10,000 stations referenced in France.
Essence eco : locates stations with fuel prices in 13 countries in Europe with 70,000 service stations.

  1. Applications to avoid tolls!
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When departing on vacation , there is another important budget: the tolls! So if you are in no hurry and want to avoid tolls , know that there are applications for this!

Péago : the app tells you all the tips to reduce your toll charges. Péago promises you a savings up to 25%. It’s only available in France.
You may already have this option in your favorite GPS application . For example, with Waze , in the navigation pane it is enough to activate “Avoid toll roads”. This option is also possible with Google maps thanks to a similar option.

  1. In the family of applications, I ask the option to avoid plugs
    There is nothing worse than being in the traffic jams during big departures on vacation. To avoid this, you can use applications that allow you to estimate in real time the conditions on the road and thus optimize its routes to bypass traffic jams . It is possible to do it with Waze and Google maps .
  2. Apps to set the mood in the car
    Let ‘s move on to serious things, and so to the atmosphere in the car . There is nothing worse than a boring ride without atmosphere. VPN Autos gives you tips to keep your passengers occupied during the holiday trip !

For music in the car : your co-pilot can use Spotify or Deezer to put music into the car. It is even possible to use them offline
To occupy your passengers: videos, movies, series everything is possible with offline applications such as Netflix or Mycanal

  1. Applications to find his highway area
    When driving, it is essential to take breaks and especially if you have passengers with you. The road safety advocates you a break every two hours . However, there may be reluctance to stop in some places. To avoid this, discover applications to find its highway area with all the services available.

Stationaute : the application allows you to know if on the next highway area there will be games for children or a baby area. Do not ever go wrong in the highway areas.
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  1. Applications to carpool
    You have to leave alone and your journey is long and expensive? Why not take a carpooler! There are a lot of applications to choose who will share your car.

Blablacar : the most popular carpool application . It allows you to propose routes and to choose the best co-pilot for you!
You will find new ridesharing apps where you can choose your passengers especially based on common interests.

  1. The applications to make a statement
    In case of problem, know that there is an application to make a report simply and quickly. This allows you to easily report the accident to your insurer.

TIPS FOR A SUCCESSFUL CAR TRIP

They are there, we dreamed all year and the moment has finally arrived! The HOLIDAY !
Is everything ready for the big departure? Here are some tips and tricks to succeed this (loooong) trip to your destination.

Tip # 1: Check the condition of our “titin”
If a long journey is planned, a visit to the garage is preferable. However if it is impossible, you can check some points yourself:

Oil level : The tank must be at least half filled.
Visibility: Clean your headlights and windows, check that the lights are working properly.
Your tires : On the highway, many inflation stations allow you to check the pressure

Tip # 2: Arm your GPS or sense of direction
Now that your car is refurbished or almost you can think of the route. We see you coming with your GPS 🙂then enter the route before departure, and not by rolling! If you are more connected do not hesitate to use your favorite navigation application. Do not forget the good watch map and a little tourist guide that will never be too much. Why not visit castles or gastronomic stages on the road of your holidays especially during your break (every 2 hours!).

Tip # 3: Money, money …
Good this one it applies to the heads in the air. Remember to check that you have your credit card and possibly plan a few coins for tolls (for the most organized: forecast in advance the total budget).

Tip # 4: From the suitcase to the chest
Luggage is often a problem when departing by car. The best way to remember essential things without overloading your chest is to make a list.

Tip # 5: We pay attention to ourselves
It is recommended to eat light the day before departure and to sleep at least 8 hours (especially for the driver). And the obvious tips to remember all the same: comfortable outfit, non-slippery shoes, sunglasses. And do not forget to pack water and take a break every 2 hours (we insist yes) .

Tip # 6: And if you go with your kids …
You already hear it “when do we arrive?” If the journeys are long for us, imagine for them. So you have to distract them. Option # 1: the classic portrait or “no yes or no” option # 2: Look for something in the landscape that begins with one letter of the alphabet but still difficult to occupy all the way. There is also the option of game consoles and board games in a portable version. PATIENCE. You can also discover the list of applications to download for long trips by car!

Tip # 7: Even if you do not wish it …
Leaving keys inside the vehicle or losing them in the sand does not only happen to others. Take a double with you, slip it into a corner of your bag or leave it with one of the passengers.

You are now ready, we only have to wish you a good holiday! And if you want to change vehicles on your return do not hesitate to discover our wide range of cars on our VPN Autos website .