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Try these apps for when you hit the road

Get help finding good gas prices, rest stops, and repair shops

Ever wonder where the cheapest gas is in your area? Or how many miles to the next highway rest stop? What about how much a car repair will cost? Well, yes, there’s an app for that . . . and more.

Here are several apps Consumer Reports’ auto experts have used and found handy for driving. But please, do your setup and searching while the car is parked so that they don’t distract you from the road. And if you need to see the screen while driving, Consumer Reports recommends buying a smartphone mount that attaches to the windshield or dash.

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