Handy Motoring Tips from AutoMates
We said we'd show you clever ways to save money running your car,
so here's one that will also make you breathe a sigh of relief...
Remember that last speeding ticket you received in the post?
56 km/h in a 50 zone. Geez, Grandma drives faster than that.
Generally no one WANTS to speed, we just get distracted in our
busy lives, chatting away in the car, flowing with the traffic
and bang.... a love letter in the post. Ouch.
There are a number of apps out there that can help and keep us
safe on the road - we've been trying out a few and reckon this one
is one of the best.
It's called Speed Camera, and it basically performs 2 key tasks.
1. Tell me when I am approaching a fixed speed or red light camera
2. Tell me when I am exceeding the speed limit by more than my
pre-set km/h variance (eg. 5 km/h)
It even works in the background whilst other apps like GPS maps
are being used.
There's a free trial period, then a nominal $8 pa fee or $15 lifetime
fee to continue using this license saving app.
Bear in mind that the ongoing use of mapping and traffic apps
will drain your smartphone's battery charge, along with increased
data usage, so ensure you talk to your local telco provider to set
you up with a few extra GB per month to cover it.
If you need to great phone data plan, contact us and we can help you
to save money there too. Hmmmm.... that new iPhone looks nice.
The way we figure it, if you save yourself 1 x hefty speeding fine per
year, apart from not accumulating those double demerit points, you've
easily covered your app and additional data usage fees.
Then you can stream away with the extra data, folks!