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The 10 best smartphone apps for drivers

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CAA Roadside Assistance

Platform: iPhoneCost: FreeWhen you're in a rush, there's a simple beauty about being able to do something without having to wait on hold. And if your car has a dead battery, a flat tire or you've put it into the ditch and need a tow, listening to Musak probably isn't on your immediate to-do list.The CAA has released three different iPhone apps, including one that replicates their TripTik customized maps and routes, but most intriguing is its Roadside Assistance app. No dealing with operators or lengthy wait times, just input your relevant information like location, problem and member number, and your request gets added to the queue without any hassle. From there, CAA's legendary roadside assistance is made readily available. Using the location of your iPhone, a roadside assistance request is a few simple steps away. Select the type of car issues you're having and CAA assures your information is delivered to a local roadside problem-solving technician for quick response. It can also provide you information on CAA-approved services and repair shops in your immediate area so you can have a better idea of where to tow the car if needed.
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