Update Your Map and Upgrade Your Road Trip

Update your map and upgrade your road trip

photo Basheer Tome via Flickr

No matter the season, road trips offer the most exciting way to explore new places. Is your navigation system ready?

Whether setting off on a summer beach getaway or heading to a family gathering during the holiday season, the road trip continues to be an essential, year-round part of the American travel experience. It's easy to get your vehicle ready for the road. In addition to scheduling a tune-up, updating your vehicle’s navigation system map is an essential part of proper road trip preparation. Here’s why:

Fresh Data Provides Improved Routing
Road trips often lead you to highways and byways you don’t normally travel. This is where your navigation system really comes in handy and why it is essential to have the freshest data.  A map update includes new and modified roads, speed limits, street signs, and more. This data optimizes your routing options. Update your map and avoid the stress and frustration that comes with getting lost.

Better Points of Interest, Smoother Rest Stops
Traveling as a family usually involves a lot of stops along the way. But just as roads change, gas stations, ATMs, restaurants, hotels and other businesses are constantly opening and closing. Nobody likes to drive miles off course only to discover the restaurant everyone wanted to eat at is no longer in business. And while your smartphone may have similar listings, using your navigation system helps you avoid running up your phone’s data plan. Easier pit stops make the journey much more relaxed. Update your map and get the latest points of interest.

Take the Occasional Scenic Route
It’s always tempting to reach your destination as quickly as possible. But don’t be afraid to include a detour or two. In addition to the fastest and most eco-friendly routing options, most navigation systems also offer scenic routes. A beautiful view combined with lower traffic volume provides a relaxing way to enjoy the ride.

New Features Make Travel Even Easier
Select map updates come with new features that further enhance your travel experience. Junction lane views tell you what lane to select as you approach complex, busy junctions. 3D landmark renderings make it easier to get your bearings in urban settings. And improved text-to-speech and voice recognition offer a much more natural interaction with your navigation system. These are just some of the new features included with select map updates.

Update Your Map and Hit the Road
No matter where your travels take you, be sure to update your navigation system map. Navigation.com offers maps for 28 major automotive brands.

Click the brand logos below to access the appropriate map update store.

Acura

Audi

BMW

Buick

Cadillac

Chevrolet

Chrysler
 
Dodge
 
Ford
 
GMC
 
Honda
 
Hummer
 
Hyundai
 
Infiniti
 

 
Jeep
 
Kia
 
Land Rover
 
Lexus
 
Lincoln
 
Maybach
 
Mini
 
Mazda
 
Mercury
 
Mitsubishi
 
Nissan
 
Oldsmobile
 
Pontiac
 
Saab
 

 
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