Before setting off on a road trip or commuting to work every day, you need to be prepared. After all, driving should be an enjoyable experience. We at Highway Bakkie Hire believe that, which is why we don’t only offer car rentals but also have tons of excellent driving tips to share with our customers!
In this digital age, driving has become an even more enjoyable experience, and that is largely thanks to apps. There are various driving apps or road trip apps to choose from, and we have handpicked the best ones for your safety, security, and general enjoyment! Plus, we have tons more driving tips on our blog to make the most of any trip, whether taking a road trip all through South Africa or simply commuting to a new job.
Google Maps is a free world navigation app that works across the globe. It shows you the map of the world, including all its details, such as coffee shops, motorways, small roads, restaurants, hotels, and more. Plus, it can show you the best route to a location, as well as how long it will take to get you there. Due to all this, it’s an essential app not only as a road trip app or commuting to work, but for any smartphone user – driver or otherwise!
Alltrails is a map app much like Google Maps, only it’s for the hikers and cyclists of the world. During a road trip, you will often want to get out of your car and explore what nature has to offer, and Alltrails shows you the best hiking routes to head towards. These hiking trails are created and verified by like-minded nature-seekers, and each pathway comes with details such as the difficulty level and length so you can pick a hiking trail that matches your skill level. Alltrails has both a free and paid version.
Many drivers find parking a pain. You could be on a three-day road trip or commuting to work and still find finding a parking spot too much of a challenge. That’s where Parkopedia comes in handy. It’s a driving app that shows you all the parking spots available and even allows you to prebook them in some cases. Plus, it covers 90 countries, so it’s usable when taking road trips around the world!
Waze is an app that uses satellite navigation software to inform you about traffic, road accidents, roadworks, and more! It’s able to detect live traffic, which means you can use it to learn the best route at the moment, ensuring you get to your destination as fast as possible.
The Drivemode Dash app is all about increasing your safety while driving. When installed, the Drivermode Dash app silences messages and notifies the person messaging that you’re currently driving. Not only does it ensure you do not get distracted while on the road, but you don’t have to worry about coming across as rude to your boss or an old friend – they’ll know you’re just being responsible.
Do you want to elevate your driving experience even further? At Highway Bakkie Hire, we have excellent car models for both road trips and work commutes, including Ford Rangers and Toyotas. Get in touch to chat with our team!