On 29 October 2012, Mircrosoft launched Windows Phone 8, a Windows NT based smartphone. Windows Phone 8 features a Start Screen, populated with Tiles that are direct links to applications, features, functions and individual items. Users can input text through a virtual keyboard; they can message, browse using IE Mobile, send email directly, use multimedia applications, and play games. It also plugs in a number of car related apps. Here’s a list of the 5 best car apps for Windows Phone 8.


If you are looking for a new car, use Edmunds.com on your Android phone to view photos, reviews and other information about the car you intend to buy. This app will also help you find the nearest dealership that has your dream car in stock. And using Edmunds.com’s proprietary True Market Value number to get an average price, you can negotiate the best deal on that car. For FREE!!


Kelley Blue Book is an essential car app that you must have with you if you plan to buy a used car. KBB.com calculates the value of that used car using a series of inputs: year of manufacture, make, model, and features. Add details such as the mileage and condition of the vehicle and the type of seller, and you get a fairly accurate price that you can use to bargain at the dealership. For FREE!!


Immediately after an accident, you are usually too shaken up to think rationally. Here’s where iWreched, a car app for Windows Phone 8, steps in. It immediately logs the time and place of the accident, and records the other driver’s insurance information. Next, all you have to do is pick yourself up and photograph the accident scene using the Android phone’s camera: you can then export an accident report as a PDF. And if you think you’re not feeling good enough to drive, iWrecked will suggest nearby taxi and towing services to take you home. For FREE!!!


Repairpal is a car app that helps you keep your car fit. It records important vehicle information, such as the car’s maintenance history, and helps to create a list of maintenance activities that are due. It also helps evaluate the estimate provided by the workshop, by providing a local price range for over 100 types of repairs. And if you break down on the road, RepairPal will also provide a connection to the local roadside assistance network, powered by RepairPal’s community members. This way, you’ll pay only for the services that you use. All this for FREE!!

Gas Buddy

Gasoline prices have been hovering around $4 a gallon, and it makes sense to cut down on commuting costs. Gas Buddy, a car app, helps you find gas stations in your vicinity that offer gasoline at the lowest prices. Gas Buddy is powered by information provided by the members of the Gas Buddy community. And this app too, is for FREE!!