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February 4, 2011

Gear & Gadgets

Gas price finder and AAA Roadside apps, plus Tire Brite cleaner

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Price finder
Use the new GasBuddy smartphone app to find the best gas prices wherever you roam. The app can find your location via GPS or you can search via zip code or city. It then provides a list of nearby gas prices and station locations.
Free via smartphone app store


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Longer shine
Tire Brite cleans and dresses tires without silicone additives, which can attract dust and dirt. Shine can last up to six months.
$25, powersheen.com

AAA for android
AAA has launched an Android-compatible version of its AAA Roadside app. The free app allows AAA members to request roadside assistance without placing a call or having an address. The app uses the phone's GPS to transmit your location to the company.
Free via smartphone app store

-- NWautos staff, Wheelbase Communications

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