Best Road Trip Apps for Your Summer Travels

Road trips are a quintessential part of summer, and at Community Honda of Orland Park, we love sharing tips to make those long hours behind the wheel a bit more Family on a road trip, Group photo in front of car (1)enjoyable, if not easier. If you have a smart phone, be sure to check out the following apps to optimize your travels.


Rising gas prices can be a real downer as you hit the open road, but apps like GasBuddy can help you find the cheapest gas in the area. The application lets drivers plug in their current location and search for the cheapest fuel around. All of the pricing information is crowd-sourced, meaning users submit the information, but the app is updated frequently and the prices are generally accurate.

Trip Tik

Next on the list of road trip must-haves is Trip Tik from AAA. The app allows drivers to download detailed maps to their phones as they travel and includes helpful information like attractions you can stop and see along the way. If you want to get a jumpstart on planning before you start your adventure, plot your route on your home computer and download the map to your smart phone for easy access. Only AAA members have access to this app.


When it’s time to stop for the night and grab a bite to eat, turn to the TripAdvisor app. The app’s users post their reviews of restaurants, hotels, and even attractions in the area.


Once you arrive at your destination, make sure you don’t get lost wandering around an amusement park or subway system by downloading the Maplets app. There is a $2.99 charge associated with this one, but the benefit of not carrying a dozen crumpled maps around all day is a plus.


If you gulped down too many sodas on your trip, don’t worry – the SitOrSqust app has you covered. This free app allows you to search for the nearest public restroom based on your location and also includes rating of the facility from other users.

If you have questions about the most crucial element of a summer road trip, your car, feel free to stop by at talk to us at Community Honda at 8340 W. 159th St. We can suggest fuel-efficient vehicles and even schedule you for a tune up to make sure your summer travels go smoothly.