Save Money on Car Maintenance

March 14, 2013 Updated Mar 14, 2013 at 10:41 AM EDT

By Mitch Simon

March 14, 2013 Updated Mar 14, 2013 at 10:41 AM EDT

We all spend a ton of money on our cars, mostly on things under the hood we cannot control. A new start-up device points out opportunities to save money while providing other perks for drivers.

The Automatic System is a new device combining hardware and an app to help drivers become more informed about their vehicle. The Bluetooth enabled device connects to your car's data port and through an app, gives you an easier way to monitor everything about your vehicle.

One major car cost is gas. Automatic tracks your gas mileage and calculates the cost of every mile you drive based on a continually updated stream of data and gas prices from your area.

In addition, the app informs you if things like the check engine light is on and even tells you why, saving you a trip to the repair shop.

Automatic is also reliable in serious situations. As long as it's connected, it will call 911 for you if you get into an accident.

The Automatic System will connect with your car without any wires and will connect to any car sold in the U.S. since 1996. It's available for presale for $69.95 on their website