4 Essential Apps for Winter Driving

Jan 02, 2015 08:00 AM EST | Jordan Ecarma

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Road Trip Weather

Based on your route and departure time, the Road Trip Weather app will give you a "personalized weather forecast" for your trip. The app alerts you to potentially dangerous driving situations and optimizes your time on the road with the best travel plan.

Cost: $1.99

Availability: iOS

Winter Traffic Car Driving 3D

Want to experience snowy roads from the safety of home? Check out this driving challenge with a winter driving simulator. You can pick from eight different cars to practice navigating slippery roads and traffic jams.

Cost: Free

Availability: Android and iOS

Winter Survival Kit

Nobody wants to get stuck while driving in wintry weather, but just in case, download this free app that holds a virtual survival kit for when a car gets stranded in snow. The app will help determine your location, contact 911 in case of emergency, alert friends and family and even estimate how long your car engine can run before you're at risk for carbon monoxide poisoning.

Cost: Free

Availability: Android and iOS                                          

BestParking

Looking for parking is always a hassle, but finding cheap parking in inclement weather is even worse. Find the cheapest and most convenient parking in 105 cities and 115 airports in North America with this app, which calculates parking fees and includes information about the garage such as hours of operation and whether they take credit cards.

Cost: Free

Availability: Android and iOS

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