App of the Week – Blink
Being stuck on the side of the road sucks! Being stuck on the side of the road without being able to call AAA for road service is outright dangerous. It gets worse if the weather is bad, you don’t know the area, you’re a women or a young, inexperienced driver. Let’s just say any one of those puts your life in danger. That is why Blink is the App of the Week.
Blink is selling itself as the Uber of emergency car help. Like Uber, Blink offers real-time nationwide roadside assistance on demand. One of the things that makes Blink so cool is that it’s services are available in 99.4 percent of all U.S. zip codes. So if you blow a gasket somewhere between home and Fargo, N.D. you got a good chance of getting help.
Using the Blink app you can request a tow, a tire change, a jump-start, lockout help, or even have gas delivered right to the spot where your car went dry. Tows rates are a flat $79 for the first five miles and $5 for each additional mile. All else is $49. But for two gallons of gas you just pay the price of the fuel.
Listen, being stranded with a dead car is not funny and can be really dangerous. Especially if you find yourself in unfamiliar territory. As a emergency help app you can’t go wrong. Its a great a gift for someone who you know has a car that’s, well…just a piece of crap. Or just give mom, wife or young driver an extra bit of insurance.
According to the Blink website the app is a trusted road warrior for over 80 million drivers and it helps over 10 million drivers annually.