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Have you ever parked your car, only to go back later to where you think you parked it but can't seem to find it after spending 10 minutes trying to locate it? Well, not to worry, as there are car locator apps that will help you to find your car. And, believe it or not, this happens to everybody at some point (sometimes even more than once), especially when it a rush to get somewhere.

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Let's face it, you're in a hurry, so you find a parking space as quickly as you can, once you do, you grab it, and then you're off to your destination. Once you have finished conducting your business, you come back to where you thought you parked your car, only to be like, "Ummm….where on earth did I park my car?" Being in such a rush to get to that meeting or into that store for that specific sale, we forgot to pay attention exactly to where we parked our car.

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Thankfully, if you use a find my car app, and remember to save your car's location before you leave the vehicle, you won't ever have to worry again about trying to locate your car when you can't find it - since the apps use your GPS location. Some of these apps are free and very simple to use, while others are a bit more complicated and may cost a few bucks (at the most).

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Out of all the various apps, you can choose from today, we have narrowed down to the top 10 find my car apps that will be the most beneficial for you. Some of these apps only work on iOS specific devices, some others only work on Android devices, and a few apps work on both.

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Here are the top 10 find my car apps we promised you, so you'll never have to be like, "Dude, where's my car?" again.

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Method 1: Google Search App

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While the Google Search app is packed with a variety of different functions and features that are tailored to make your user experience more personal, you can now get a helping hand finding your parked car through a Google Now card that will pop-up the maps on your device giving you the exact location of your car. All you need to make sure you do is let Google know you drive ( the majority of the time) to get around from place to place.

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    1. Search and browse nearby restaurants and stores, get live sports scores and schedules, and much more.
    2. Personalized feed and notifications will allow you to start your mornings with the latest news and weather.
    3. Google will automatically optimize results to improve loading on bad connections.
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    1. App is free to download.
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    1. Google Search App can be downloaded from the Google Play Store for Android devices and from the iTunes App Store for iOS devices.
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Method 2: Find My Car

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Celebrating its most recent update, the Find My Car app is currently available for free. Not only that but the Find My Car app is a simple and easy-to-use application that uses your device's GPS location services to help you find your car - ensuring that you will never forget where you parked!

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    1. You can now search and locate your car using the Augmented Reality technology feature.
    2. The app allows you to take a picture and associate a short description to help fully document the parking spot your leave your car at.
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    1. Find My Car can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store for iOS devices. For Android users, try this similar app that can be found from the Google Play Store.
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Method 3: Find My Car Smarter

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Can't remember where you parked your car? Not to fear! Your iOS device will - and it will do it AUTOMATICALLY! That's right - unlike other parking apps, you only need to open this app when you are looking for your car since whenever you walk away from your car, your iPhone or iPad remembers where you parked your car last.

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    1. The app will indicate where you have parked your car, how long you have been parked at that specific location and how far away you are from your car.
    2. Dropbox syncing allows a communal car's location to be shared between a group.
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    1. App is free to download for iOS users. Pro version available for $1.99 USD.
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    1. Find My Car Smarter can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store for iOS devices.
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Method 4: MyCar Locator Free

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Looking for a free and easy to use car locator app for your Android device? Then check out the My Car Locator Free app now, as it provides you with all the essential information displayed at all times. Just like other find my car apps, it uses your GPS to remember where you park with the push of just one button and guides you back to your car easily. Never again forget where you have parked!

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    1. Your car's location can be stored in two ways by pressing the 'P' in the bottom-right corner, or just double tapping on the map.
    2. Easily change and choose between feet, yards, and meters depending on your preference.
    3. The app will provide you with walking directions back to your car's location.
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    1. App is free to download for Android devices from the Google Play Store.
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    1. MyCar Locator Free can be downloaded from the Google Play Store for Android devices.
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Method 5: Find Your Car with AR

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If you need an app that not only can find your car wherever you parked it but anything else you want to get back to, check out the Find Your Car with AR app. All you have to do is load the application, once you do, you can see the direction your car is located with the augmented reality view, the street address close to where you parked, how far it is and the date and time you parked.

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    1. Never lose time again having to stop and ask people. Just follow the moving arrow and you'll get back to your car!
    2. Not only can you use the app to get back to your car, you can use it for anything you want to get back to!
    3. 3D Augmented Reality technology helps trace your steps back to where you parked.
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    1. App is free to download on the iTunes App Store. Similar app available on Android for $2.59 USD.
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    1. can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store for iOS devices. For Android users, a similar app can be downloaded from the Google Play Store for $2.59 USD.
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Method 6: Parking Pin

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Do you want to make sure that you never have to waste your time or energy again just wandering around? Then you might want to consider trying out the Parking Pin app. While other apps claim to guide you back to your car (even though the app requires you to tell it that you've parked), Parking Pin does not. It simply remembers the last spot you parked without you even having to take your device out of your pocket or purse. Parking Pin remembers where you've parked, even if you don't!

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    1. Uses the newest iPhones' Motion Coprocessors in combination with Location Services to pinpoint your spots as you park
    2. Change your preference of the Map style to Standard, Satellite, or Hybrid.
    3. Ability to Orient the Map to Your Direction.
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    1. App is available for $0.99 USD from the iTunes App Store.
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    1. Parking Pin can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store for iOS devices.
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Method 7: Honk

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If you need an app that not only helps you find your way back to your back but can also save you from getting another parking ticket, then check out Honk. The app will help you find your way back to the car through its unique handwritten memo, photo, voice memo and automatic GPS functions. And now, you can get step-by-step walking directions back to your car all with a single tap.

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    1. Simple to use interface to set the parking meter alarm. A single swipe for most situations!
    2. Mark your parking spot with smooth handwritten memos, photos, or voice memos
    3. Built-in compass and innovative bread-crumb trails to help quickly orientate yourself.
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    1. App is available for $0.99 USD from the iTunes App Store.
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    1. Honk can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store for iOS devices.
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Method 8: iFind My Car

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Have you gone shopping, maybe went to watch a game or attended class only to suddenly realize that you do not remember where you parked your car? The answer is iFind My Car app from Mobility. All you have to do after you park is open the app and tap the Pin Car button to record your car location in the parking lot. As soon as you are done what you are doing and ready to find your car, open the app and tap the button Find My Car and voilà! You will be directed to your car. It's really that simple and easy with the iFind My Car app.

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    1. The app will vibrate and alert you when your car is in sight.
    2. Ability to use the app offline without the need for WiFi or cellular data.
    3. An accuracy indicator shows you as green, yellow or red to let you know how well the accuracy of the location your parked vehicle will be.
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    1. App is available for $0.99 USD from the iTunes App Store.
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    1. iFind My Car can be downloaded from the iTunes App Store for iOS devices.
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Method 9: Parkmobile

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Parking just got a whole lot easier using the Parkmobile app as it provides you with a better and more convenient way to pay for parking using your mobile phone. With the Parkmobile app you can pay for parking straight from your phone without having to use quarters (if available in your area). For a list of the complete locations, please visit us.parkmobile.com.

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    1. Save your car and payment information for a speedier parking experience.
    2. Track parking expenses with a full history of your parking sessions.
    3. No more going back to the meter - simply extend your parking time from the app.
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    1. App is free to download from the Google Play Store for Android users and for free from the iTunes App Store for iOS users.
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Method 10: Car Locator

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Save your location when you park and Car Locator will help you find your car when you're ready to go back to it. Although the app costs $3.99 USD, the app is packed with features that make it well worth the money. It has a Map and Radar split-screen view, a Home screen widget for quick access, keeps a location history, and more. The app even makes sure to always point you in the direction of your car with live Wallpaper to make it more enjoyable to use.

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    1. You can beam your current or saved location of your car to another device or send it to an email address.
    2. Home screen widget makes it easier for you to quick save your car's location.
    3. Automatically save, sync, and import location with your Evernote account.
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