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, advice or even organise a visit to fix it.
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.
We are working continuously to develop and improve Car Genie. This release introduces Find my car, the sharing of badges to social media, the ability to add a picture of your car, as well as a number of other small enhancements and bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Good points & some small issues
It gives good tracking data, although sometimes slow to show the trips. Really like the awards feature, although it appears to have stalled. I got a Silver second trip, before a Bronze. Now I have supposedly earned a Gold twice (90 & 91) but has not awarded either a Bronze or a Gold? Was good at encouraging target driven behaviour, but no cookies, so probably won’t play anymore. I suppose the real question is, why should an unsafe driver like me get a Silver second trip?
I would have thought there should be some status for fuel efficiency when driving, to encourage a cleaner environment, just as important as safety.
Was hoping it could be tracked by our home SmartThings, but apparently this simple thing not possible. Have not had any car faults, so not able to comment on the Breakdown avoidance features.
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Ok so I shouldn’t complain as I got it for free but I’m struggling to see what real purpose it serves. The trips don’t update for several hours so the location is never up to date. Handy to know if ever my car gets stolen that I’ll know where it was 24 hours ago!! Don’t see the point of the eco score as if you live in a city you’re going to get stuck in traffic and so idling time will be high.
I feel like I might be missing something but so far I’m underwhelmed.
Update- air bag lights are now on permanently but car genie says no faults. What does it do??!
Hi we're sorry to hear you feel this way about the car genie. The genie will pick up electrical and mechanical faults on your car. If the device is not picking up faults please contact the technical advice team on 0800 316 4691 who will be able to help.
The car location is about a day out of sync, takes a while to show trips & breaks them up when you’re stuck in traffic.
If it handled trips as engine on/off rather than breakup, also had a featured/feedback/support function, listed status/diagnostic codes and why red/amber/green or more details it’d be more useful.
If it did mpg per trip, fuel tracking, estimated mileage based on weekly/monthly trips etc ... this could do so much more, it’s really basic.
Hi there, thank you very much for taking the time to leave your review. It's feedback such as this which can help us to improve Car Genie in the future. Regarding the issues you're having with your app, please can we ask you to email firstname.lastname@example.org as they'll be able to look into the problems you're experiencing in more detail.
- Automobile Association Developments Limited
- 66 MB
- Requires iOS 9.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © Automobile Association Developments Limited 2018
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.