3 Home, Car, and 911 Apps You Should Download Today
Can having the right apps on your phone save you money, time and hassle? We think so. Our favorite apps keep track of our lives from the ordinary to the extraordinary.
Even if you rarely get behind the eight ball, a little planning or maybe a little extra support can make it a lot easier to stay on top.
These three apps can make a huge difference if you’re a home or car owner.
1. CARFAX Car Care App
This is one of the best apps to stay up to date with everything your car needs monthly and yearly. You can add your make, model, year and mileage to a comprehensive vehicle maintenance schedule that anyone can follow.
This app supports up to eight different cars. It can also automatically introduce you to new security recalls or updates that you need to know about. All in one place, you can log your fuel mileage, track your car’s value, get quotes from nearby maintenance professionals, and track repairs and other services.
One of our favorite features: once you’ve entered your car’s details, you’ll receive a service guide that shows you exactly what to do from 60,000 to 100,000 or beyond. This includes necessities such as inspections, and an alternative ‘severe’ version covers cars that may not be in the best condition.
With the free Maple app, home care is always a family affair. If you have kids or roommates, this app lets you put all your critical tasks on a master list, by room (or whatever else you want). Meals, chores, and even special occasions like house parties and renovations all stay organized in this central calendar.
It includes everything from meal plans to shopping lists, note-taking features and more. It’s one of our top picks because it simplifies managing big projects and your weekly routine without leaving anything important out of the equation.
Even your budget will appear here. It’s a full-featured home management app that can be used across multiple devices. Share responsibilities and keep everyone on the same page when it comes to holidays, family outings, and more.
3. OnStar Guardian: Security app
We love the OnStar Guardian app. Once installed, you have immediate access to local towing, starting, emergency services and even fuel delivery. A one-stop shop for all emergencies while traveling.
Download the app to the phones of all members of your family. Co-location allows you to connect in the event of a disaster. Registration means you’ll be protected in a car or motorcycle accident, and if you get into trouble on foot. If a crash is detected, a live agent will be notified and contact you for more information.
You can subscribe to this service for $15 per month or $150 per year. Perfect if the thought of not having a helping hand in an emergency scares you.
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