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5 Car Care Apps for Drivers

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You probably spend far more time traveling in your car than you really want to. But, with busy lives and people on the go, it’s a necessary evil. We tracked down 5 popular Apps that help keep you on top of everything you need to know and do for your car.

AccuFuel
This 99-cent app will help you track your fuel usage and determine which of your cars is the biggest gas-guzzler. It also works to see if your hybrid is saving you money.

GasBuddy Free
This free app helps you locate the cheapest gas near you and report gas prices to other drivers. You also get the chance to win $100 free in daily gas.

Auto Care Free
This app helps track your car’s service and gas fill-ups. It also helps remind you when you are due for service and keep track of your maintenance history. This app will cost you $5.99

GreenMeter
This $5.99 app featured in NY Times, LA Times and other national publications, measures your vehicle’s power and fuel usage to show you how efficiently you are driving your car.

Speedometer Free Speed Box
This is a free app that is a speedometer, compass and odometer for your iPhone. It also tracks your speed and distance for you. It’s free, but there is also a version for $3.99 with a few more features.

We don’t know exactly how well these apps will work for your particular make or model, but for those who like to try out new apps and also keep close tabs on their car, there might be a match in one of these for you.

Regardless, GarageFly’s mission is to help you find a shop to help you in all areas of your car care. To find the closest shop to you in 10 seconds, visit our website.

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Straight Talk About DUI Penalties

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As we kick off the summer season, this is the prime time for enjoying parties and celebrations with friends and family. A cocktail or drink may seem harmless at the time, but alcohol can lead to tragedy when you don’t have a plan to get home safely.

Plans can include a designated driver, a taxi, Uber or when possible, spending the night over at the location of the party or celebration.

To complete your picture of how serious driving under the influence is, here is a general overview (individual cases may vary) of some of the penalties of a DUI conviction in Arizona.

The legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit in Arizona is .08. However, you can be arrested with a blood alcohol content of less than the legal limit.   The reason behind this is because Arizona is referred to as a ‘no tolerance state’ for DUIS, meaning you can still be arrested under .08.

There three types of DUIs.

  • Standard: .08+
  • Extreme: .15+
  • Super Extreme: .20+

Aside from the inherent disregard for the safety others and yourself, there are other penalties to consider when you drink and drive. There are a variety of factors which contribute to your ultimate conviction and penalty, including previous convictions and if there were minors in the car. But, as an extremely loose guideline you can consider the following:

STANDARD DUI

1st Offense

  • Jail up to 10 days
  • Fines about $1500, plus jail/home detention costs
  • MVD Suspension: 90 day suspension or 1 year revocation

2nd Offense

  • Jail up to 90 days
  • Fines around $3500 plus jail/ home detention costs.
  • MVD Suspension: 1 year revocation

EXTREME DUI

  • Jail up to 30 days
  • Fines about $2780, plus jail/home detention costs
  • MVD Suspension: 90 days

2nd Offense

  • Jail: Up to 120 days
  • Fines about $3740 plus jail/home detention costs
  • MVD Suspension: 1 year revocation

SUPER EXTREME DUI

1st Offense

  • Jail: 45 days
  • Fines about $3240 plus jail/home detention costs
  • MVD : Suspension 90 days

For more information on preventing driving under the influence, you can visit Mothers Against Drunk Driving.

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