Car Genie is our revolutionary new piece of tech that can predict, protect and prevent you from breaking down.
It’s a little device that plugs into your car’s ‘OBDII port’ (a connector that’s usually in the driver’s footwell) and monitors the health of your car. It spots faults that could cause a breakdown and warns you about them through this app on your phone. It can even let us know about any problems, so we can get in touch with help and advice.
Car Genie helps keep you safe on the road by:
• Keeping an eye on your battery so it doesn't go flat
• Automatically letting us know about some types of crashes, so we can be on hand to help you through the situation
• Knowing your car's location so you can see where you parked it, or if it's moved while you’re on holiday
• Helping you drive efficiently with your own 'Eco score'
• Giving you tips on saving fuel and keeping track of all your journeys
To use this app, you’ll need to be an AA Member and then buy Car Genie. Your device will take up to three days to arrive from when you ordered it but once it has, you can register your Car Genie account using this app. The app will show you how to fit the device in your car and after you’ve made a trip or two, it will start showing you the data received from your car.
Ratings and Reviews
Not bad but not perfect
It’s not really that bad, I’m pretty impressed with it. The only downside is that the devices’ detection is a bit weird sometimes. It’ll say there was some “harsh braking” even when there wasn’t and when I did harshly brake; it ignores it. The good side is the tracking, which is actually surprisingly accurate, it even manages to track standard U turns down to about 3 meters accuracy with individual points on the map, you can literally visualise the turn and you can see a near exact route you took for the rest of the journey.
The app needs some polish, it’s clearly not designed for iPhone X as the top bar hasn’t been moved down at all. Strangely, it’s far more polished than the standard AA app.
The only real problem is with the device itself and those problems are very few. Great device but just needs improving and the app itself just needs polish.
The AA Car Genie, is a great Tool and App, it has text me, to tell me my Battery is low, when I have mistakenly left my side lights on. It gives me peace of mind, knowing, that when I leave my car somewhere, I can track it’s location, to check if it’s still there, and I can locate it if it gets stolen. Checking the App, every now and then, tells me how well I’m driving, and what I need to improve on, makes me a better driver, and also, keeps a list of all my trips with details, very handy, helpful and informative information, which can be very useful if needed for legal or helpful data reasons. Also of course, it keeps a check, on the vehicle system for faults, some before they happen, and the AA, is informed of any faults, with your location, to provide an instant response and assistants, to come to your aid. Great product. Helps you become a better driver. Handy, Informative, information. Adds to your vehicles security. Keeps a check on your vehicles systems for faults. You have your own personal AA repair officer, with you on every journey.
Developer Response ,
Excellent thank you for the great comments.
Car Genie works perfect which is more than I can say for the app. I have to restart the app at least three times before it works because it disappears each time I use it. Information recorded is always complete and accurate, if only the app was as perfect. I have the latest iPhone 12 pro max and my app is up to date and I’ve tried reinstalling the app a number of times but still it crashes on startup at least three times. Once started the app works as it should. This app needs looking at.
Just noticed this app has been buggy for months and the AA has done nothing about it, last update was over a year ago. Bit of a shame really because it’s extremely useful once you can get it to load up.
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- Automobile Association Developments Limited
- 77.4 MB
- Requires iOS 10.3 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 10.3 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with the Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.