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These 8 apps for iPhones, iPads and Android devices can help you maintain your car, save money on gas, avoid accidents and make life on the road easier.

aCar

aCar is a straightforward and easy-to-use app that helps you manage all things having to do with your car by means of an appealing user interface.

Price: Free; Pro version: $5.99
OS reviewed: Android
Other OSes: BlackBerry

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Car Locator

Car Locator does exactly what it says it does: It records where your car is parked and helps you find your way back to it.

OS reviewed: Android
Other OSes: None

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GasBuddy

When not dealing with giant storms such as Sandy, GasBuddy makes the process of finding the lowest gas prices around fast and easy.

Price: Free
OS reviewed: Android
Other OSes: iOS, Windows, Blackberry

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iOnRoad

iOnRoad tracks the cars in front of yours and helps you avoid accidents by alerting you to potential collisions.

Price: $4.99
OS reviewed: iOS
Other OSes: Android (ad-supported free version available)

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iWrecked

iWrecked aims to streamline information gathering for any car collisions you might have (which hopefully will be few-to-none).

Price: Free
OS reviewed: Android
Other OSes: iOS

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Torque Pro

Torque Pro is the app for real car geeks who want to know their car diagnostics in real time.

Price: $4.95 (free Lite version available)
OS reviewed: Android
Other OSes: None

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Trapster

Trapster is a community-driven app that can help you avoid speed traps (in the form of live police and mobile speed cameras), and this app also alerts you to accidents, construction, road hazards, traffic jams and a slew of other road conditions.

Price: Free
OS reviewed: Android
Other OSes: iOS

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Waze Social GPS, Maps & Traffic

Another crowdsourced app, Waze includes many of the features that some of the other apps reviewed here offer, such as the ability to report gas prices and speed traps. However, its main value lies in its ability to help you plan a driving route.

Price: Free
OS reviewed: iOS
Other OSes: Android

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