SAN FRANCISCO, March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Esurance, the direct-to-consumer personal car insurance company, has updated its Android™ app to give users the ability to use location-based search to find auto-related services they are likely to need while on the go.
The new feature now integrates Google Maps™ into the Esurance Mobile app and allows users to find the things they or their cars are most likely to need. By entering a ZIP code, or using their current location or home address, users can search for nearby businesses and services that meet these criteria:
Fuel up or recharge: locate the nearest gas or biodiesel stations, along with charging stations for electric or hybrid vehicles.
Repair, service or tow: find the nearest towing services, auto parts or repair shops, or oil change service centers. The app can also pinpoint the nearest car washes and car dealerships.
Park or get a ride: uncover the nearest parking facilities, as well as rideshare and rental car companies.
Feed a craving: discover the best eats for hungry travelers, including coffee shops, burger and pizza joints, and even ice cream parlors.
Users can also use the app to get directions to these businesses and services or look up contact info and add it to contact lists. Additionally, Esurance policyholders can use the app to call roadside assistance as part of their towing coverage.
Esurance uses customer feedback to help prioritize the addition of new features to the Esurance Mobile apps. These new features reflect that input and the company's relentless focus on adding useful functionality to our apps.
Already available for Android, the new search functionality will be available on the iPhone® app soon. Consumers can check the Esurance blog for more information about the timing and availability of the iPhone rollout.
Location data is provided for basic navigational purposes only and is not intended to be relied upon in situations where precise location information is needed or where erroneous, inaccurate or incomplete location data may lead to death, personal injury, property or environmental damage. Use of real time route guidance is at the user's sole risk. Location data may not be accurate. Neither Esurance, nor any of its content providers, guarantees the availability, accuracy, completeness, reliability, or timeliness of location data displayed in the app.
About Esurance® Esurance provides auto insurance direct to consumers online, over the phone, and through select agents, including sister company, Answer Financial. With easy-to-use mobile apps, quick comparison quotes, and online repair monitoring, Esurance is insurance for the modern world™ and the smart choice for today's web-savvy consumer. As a member of the Allstate family with an A+ rating from A.M. Best, Esurance is a reliable choice for car insurance, offering anytime, anywhere service just a click, call, or tap away. For more information, visit www.esurance.com or call 1-800-ESURANCE (1-800-378-7262).