We live in a world where technology has taken over our everyday lives. We can’t go anywhere without relying on some electronic device, in one way or the other. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing, since the invention of the wheel, we’ve come pretty far.

And speaking of wheels, one of the most important technical aspects of our lives is our car. It has become such an integral part of our life; it’s almost like a part of the family. We became dependent on it and the car is definitely dependent on us. Taking care of your automobile is important, especially if you want to avoid problems that will cost you a fortune to fix.

In this article, we’ve decided to pair two great technologies together, and show you how the world of apps can easily solve car problems.

FIXD

This nifty product is a sensor and an app that is easily plugged into your OBD-II port and can help notify you about car issues even when you need to go in for routine maintenance. Hailed by many sites as a wonderful ‘technological mechanic,’ FIXD operates like a computer to help monitor your data. Once a problem is detected, the sensor sends the information to your app and notifies you if there is an issue with your car. Even experts have vouched for this app and how extremely useful it can be.

Torque Pro

Available on Android, Torque Pro is very handy for the car enthusiasts who want to know exactly what’s happening under the hood at that moment. This app helps you calculate your car’s torque (obviously), horsepower and the car’s fuel economy. This is, of course, is more helpful when you enter your car’s information into the app. Plus, it comes with a bunch of great plugins to use that even experts at obd2pros.com speak very highly of. The only thing you need to do is buy a Bluetooth adaptor and hook it to your OBD-II port. For iOS users, try Dynolicious, which does pretty much the same thing, but doesn’t need the adapter.

BlueDriver

This diagnostic tool is one of the best in the market, available for both Android and iOS. BlueDriver boasts that its device can read all codes. Not only the check engine code, but the ABS, Airbag, and Transmission codes as well, among others. It also generates reports with the possible causes of your problems, as well as giving advanced test results for onboard diagnostic systems. Blue Driver’s sensor system connects directly with Bluetooth, and although it’s not a free app, it gives you all the features. One hint for app users: If our phone goes to sleep, the app stops working. So be sure your settings are adjusted.

Drive Safe!

Technology can be both daunting and exciting, but one thing we definitely can’t argue with is that it made our lives a lot easier. When it comes to our cars, we always want the best, with maximum safety in mind, and preferably less cost. With these incredible apps, you’ll find yourself on the up-side of auto repairs and always be updated, after all, safety matters!

Tom Parillo

Tom Parillo

I am interested in all things technology, especially automation, robotics and tech that helps change how society will live in the future.