Ranking - Utilities (iPhone)
Breakdown Lane from Car Talk
Headed off on a road trip, or just want an extra measure of safety during your daily commute? Breakdown Lane can help. Whether you're stranded on the side of the road or simply in search of a great new mechanic, Breakdown Lane instantly displays the nearest listener-recommended garages, courtesy of Car Talk, the popular radio show and podcast from NPR.
Using Car Talk's community-built Mechanics Files database of nearly 30,000 garages, you can read customer reviews, get directions and call the shop.
Breakdown Lane also includes Car Talk hosts Tom and Ray Magliozzi's simple and fun illustrated guides for changing a flat tire and jump-starting your car, all hard-wired into the app. These emergency guides will work regardless of whether you have cell reception. Store important information about your vehicle and, when you're waiting for the tow truck, you can even kill time listening to this week's episode of Car Talk!