Driving around in your car is always fun. You can enjoy the freedom that car ownership affords you, such as being able to drive to any destination whenever you want. But one thing that a lot of motorists loathe (myself included) is parking!
Whether it be trying to parallel park into a small space on a slightly curved road with a queue of clearly impatient drivers getting annoyed at you for taking more than 1 microsecond to park, through to not being able to find anywhere to park and potentially being late for an important meeting, such as a job interview!
But luckily if you are the proud owner of an Apple iPhone smartphone, there are a number of parking-related apps that can come to your aid during such stressful times. Here are 5 of the best apps for the job – check them out below!
If you happen to park at one of their car parks in the United Kingdom but then discover to your horror that you don’t have any change on you to pay for your parking, then you can simply use the RingGo app to pay with your debit or credit card!
I wish this particular service would be more widespread in Britain, as I personally hate carrying out large amounts of change!
Download the RingGo app for your Apple iPhone from the App Store (free).
Similar in functionality to the first app featured on this blog post is the PayByPhone Parking app. It lets you pay for your parking in more than 100 towns and cities across the country, and it comes with some pretty cool features such as email receipts for your payments and text reminders which tell you when your parking is about to expire.
Download the PayByPhone Parking app for your Apple iPhone from the App Store (free).
The one thing I dislike about driving today is the fact that I can never seem to find any parking spaces whenever I drive to parts of Britain I have never been to before! Although it’s all well and good following the parking signs in the street, you can use the AA Parking app to tell you exactly where your nearest car parks are!
Download the AA Parking app for your Apple iPhone from the App Store (£1.99).
Does your parking suck? If so, and you want to avoid the embarrassment of having to learn how to park your used Jaguar F-type in public, what you should do is download the free Parking Pro app! It offers realistic parking tuition right from the convenience (and secrecy) of your iPhone!
Download the Parking Pro app for your Apple iPhone from the App Store (free).
Real Parking 3D
Finally, an app just for fun but which is kind of educational in a way! The Real Parking 3D app is a parking simulation game which aims to test your virtual parking skills by throwing you in at the deep end with all sorts of weird and wonderful parking challenges!
Download the Real Parking 3D app for your Apple iPhone from the App Store (free).