iPad Apps for the Car Mad

Does the sight of a classic hot rod send chills down your spine? When you see a Lamborghini parked in a nearby lot, do you pull over just to admire it? If you are an iPad owner with a passion for cars, you might be missing out on some apps that will help satisfy your addiction. Fellow car fans are out there, creating apps for people just like you, from racing games to directories of used cars for sale and digital magazines. Most of these awesome apps cost only a dollar or two and some are even free.

If driving cars is what you love, then you should definitely look into downloading some racing games. Racing games on the iPad typically have high quality graphics and tilt control features that make virtual driving feel a bit more realistic than computer racing games. Ridge Racer Accelerated HD is one of the highest rated racing games and best of all, it is free. Other highly rated racing games include Reckless Racing HD, Uber Racer 3D, Real Racing 2 HD, Asphalt 6: Adrenaline HD and Need for Speed™ Hot Pursuit for iPad.

Maybe you love to drive but prefer the real thing to video games. You can make your driving experience more adventurous by downloading a navigation system app. Global Positioning System apps are great on the iPad because the screen is much bigger and the graphics are higher quality than those on standard GPS devices. CoPilot Live HD North America is a GPS app that will make your driving experience much more epic. It is a bit on the pricey side, but it is much cheaper than a stand-alone GPS device and it is definitely worth the money. This app includes crystal clear 2D and 3D maps, as well as trip planning features that will save you time and gas money. Some highly rated, free GPS apps include GPS app, GPS-R and Free GPS.

Another way to use your iPad to your advantage is to download car magazines that are made by people that are crazy about cars just like you. Get informed and stay up-to-date on the newest developments in the motor industry by receiving daily articles from highly rated iPad car magazines. Download the Winding Road Magazine for free to get weekly car, driving and other auto-enthusiast news. DUB Magazine has an app that will provide you with news, tutorials and updates about everything dealing with the automotive culture. The UK magazine, Diesel Car will inform you about environment-friendly and alternative-fuelled cars on a regular basis. Car Mad is another automotive magazine that is created by everyday car fanatics.

Another app that you might find useful is Auto Brand Collection for iPad. This app contains information about all kinds of auto brands so that you can educate yourself on the history and reputations of all car brands. Also, do not forget to grab the eBay app, which will allow you to find cars and car parts for sale. The Kelly Blue Book and Carfax apps are also must-haves for those who are looking for good deals on cars

Helen Pritchard writes for both netcars.com, a used car classified website and Car Finance 247 who specialize in helping people obtain car finance deals.