NORTHBROOK, Ill., Nov. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- There could be a few less worries this holiday season as Black Friday shoppers use a new Parking Reminder tool in the Allstate Mobile app to find their parked car after some holiday shopping. The free Parking Reminder feature can be found in the Roadside support section of the Allstate Mobilesm app and is available to anyone countrywide – with or without an Allstate policy.
When someone parks their car and presses the 'Park Here' button, the app drops a pin at that exact location and after ringing up the holiday deals while shopping, someone can tap the 'Find Car' button and the app shows precisely where the car was parked on a map so shoppers can easily walk straight to their vehicle. The app also shows the distance to the parked car. Plus, if a friend or family member needs to run back to the car while shopping, the app allows you to text or email the location of the parked car to someone else.
With Parking Reminder, drivers can also start a timer within the app when they leave their car to help them remember how much time they have left on a paid meter.
"The holidays are a wonderful time, but can create stress for many people," says Allstate's Senior Director of Consumer Engagement Roger Tye. "These new benefits within Allstate Mobile are little conveniences that help consumers everywhere bring out the good in their holiday shopping season and throughout the year."
The new feature inside the Allstate Mobile app has uses beyond Black Friday shopping, too. For holiday air travelers, Parking Reminder can be used to find their car in an airport's long-term parking lot.
And, if the holiday season means a road trip, the Allstate Mobile app has an answer for finding the least expensive gas in the area. Allstate Mobile has a Gas Finder tool, powered by GasBuddy, which allows drivers to find the best price for gasoline near their location. This added convenience can also be found in the Roadside support section of the Allstate Mobile app.
Parking Reminder and Gas Finder are new additions to the Allstate Mobile app, which also allows customers to pay their bill, access policy and agent information on-the-go, request Roadside assistance, or use tools like QuickFoto Claim® in the event they're involved in an accident.
The Allstate Mobile app is available for free download in the iTunes App Store or Google Play. For more information about all of the company's available mobile tools, please visit: www.allstate.com/mobile.
About Allstate Corporation
The Allstate Corporation ( NYSE: ALL) is the nation's largest publicly held personal lines insurer, serving approximately 16 million households through its Allstate, Encompass, Esurance and Answer Financial brand names and Allstate Financial business segment. Allstate branded insurance products (auto, home, life and retirement) and services are offered through Allstate agencies, independent agencies, and Allstate exclusive financial representatives, as well as the web via www.allstate.com, www.allstate.com/financial and 1-800 Allstate®, and are widely known through the slogan "You're In Good Hands With Allstate®." In 2013, $29 million was given by The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners to support local communities. Allstate employees and agency owners donated 200,000 hours of service across the country.
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