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5 awesome apps every driver should download

Some day, cars will drive themselves and the most you'll have to worry about during your commute is which Netflix show you're going to watch. Until then, though, drivers can use all the help they can get.

Accordingly, we have compiled 5 of the best apps every driver should download, from finding great driving roads to discovering the cheapest gas.

Ever wanted to go for a scenic or sporty drive, but didn't know of any great driving roads? That's where Greatest Drive comes in. App users can identify and rate the best driving roads in 160 countries around the world.

Thanks to its Yelp!-y looking interface, it's now easier than ever to find a road near you.

Sure, gas is cheap right now but that doesn't mean you still don't want to find the cheaper gas. Enter GasBuddy, an app that helps drivers in the U.S., Canada and Australia locate the most inexpensive pumps in their area.

Just like Greatest Drive, GasBuddy relies on user input for the latest up-to-date gas prices. And with more than 53 million users, the info is always been updated.

For those who need service for their car but don't know where to go, Openbay wants to help.

Type in your vehicle info and what kind of service you need, and the app will shop your service needs to local repair garages, which will submit their own bids.

Once you've accepted a bid, you schedule the repair through the app as well as pay for it. This ensures you won't get scammed by any predatory mechanics.

Range anxiety be gone! For those who drive a Tesla Model S, Fiat 500e or any other plug-in vehicle, you'll never be left stranded in your EV with PlugShare on your phone.

With the app, you can view charge station ratings as well as real-time availability, photos and descriptions. You can also filter search results for stations that are compatible with your car. Once you've found one, you can even use PlugShare to pay for charging.

More than a simple way to snag some electrons in a pinch, you can also use the app to plan a long-elusive EV road trip.

Car-buff or not, it's nice to have a car-values guide in your pocket. After all, you never know when you'll stumble across a hidden gem. Is your uncle's friend selling a rusty old Volkswagen Bus in his front yard? Find out how much it's worth before you make him an offer.

Even if you don't ever discover a long-lost classic in a barn somewhere, it's still fun to look up car values. That's where Chrome comes in. With it, you can look up the current value of thousands of cars from 1900 and on.

What's more, you can also capture your next road trip with GPS, photos and notes that you can, in turn, share with your friends.

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