Selecting the best car GPS system

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Selecting the best car GPS system

Selecting a GPS system is like choosing a car part (and as for me it is choosing the best jeep cherokee parts for my ride) I thought posting this could help us motorist in choosing the car GPS system that is suitable for our needs... so here it goes...

  1. Decide how often you intend to use the system. Inexpensive
    systems simply plug in to your car's cigarette lighter and are small
    enough to store in your glove compartment, but they're not as
    user-friendly.

  2. Step 2

    Consider
    the layout of your car. Some systems come with a monitor that displays
    a map. The monitor is commonly installed on the dashboard or on a
    pedestal extending from the dashboard. In some cars, such an
    installation may block air vents or make it somewhat uncomfortable for
    a passenger to enter or exit the vehicle or sit in the passenger seat.

  3. Step 3

    Select
    a system that features multiple ways of getting to your destination.
    This can include by address, by intersection, by a personal address
    book or via a location selected directly from the map.

  4. Step 4

    Look
    for a system that gives you vocal as well as graphical directions. The
    systems that use a map and monitor include arrows that show you the
    direction of a turn and also indicate where your car is on the map in
    relation to the destination. Other systems use the head unit or radio
    to display the name of the street on which you are to make a turn or on
    which you are traveling. Both of these systems also give you verbal
    directions as you approach a turn.

  5. Step 5

    Select
    a system that includes point of interest data. Most GPS systems include
    locations of airports and other transportation services, ATMs and
    banks, restaurants, hotels and a host of other sites.

  6. Step 6

    Choose a system that offers updates of the point-of-interest data.

  7. Step 7

    Consider
    installation time if you are working on a tight budget. Systems that
    rely on maps displayed on monitors are more complicated and take longer
    to install than other types of systems.

  8. Step 8

    Once
    all specifications have been identified for your GPS system, price
    different units out. Most retailers will have demo units in-store that
    you can see, touch, and experience. You can always check online
    retailers for a better price. Don't forget about eBay.

Source:www.ehow.com

 

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