How to Update Chevy and GMC Navigation Units
GMC issues annual updates with new locations and improved directions for factory-installed navigation systems. Acquiring your updated navigation DVD is a snap and installation only takes a few minutes. Since Chevy and GMC are subsidiaries of the same company, the instructions for updating your navigation system in either make are the same.
Why Should I Update My Navigation System?
The landscape around us is constantly evolving with new streets, road changes, and points of interest. Updating your navigation system gives you access to the latest maps and most efficient routes to your destination, saving you money at the pump and time on the road. It will also prevent you from getting lost!
How to Get Your Navigation System Update Disc
To update your navigation system, you’ll need the latest GMC Navigation Disc. You can order your GMC or Chevy Navigation System by calling 877-628-3472.
How to Install Your GMC or Chevy Navigation Disc
Once you’ve acquired your update disc, the installation process is quick and easy. The four step process takes less than five minutes.
Step 1: Start your vehicle and leave it in park.
Step 2: Press the POWER button, then the NAV button, found on the left-hand side of the system.
Step 3: Tap the “Insert Map Disc” option located in the center of the navigation screen. A disc slot will open.
Step 4: Insert the Navigation Update Disc. The disc slot will automatically close and the navigation system will automatically install the updates.
And that’s all there is to it!
BringGo: Chevy’s New Smartphone Integrated Navigation Option
In September 2010, Chevy announced their radical departure from traditional navigation systems with their integrated smartphone-dashboard system, BringGo. For a one-time fee of $50, BringGo downloads full maps to your smartphone. These maps are fully downloaded which means your phone won’t be burning through your data plan searching for the next turn and your maps won’t suddenly stop working if your network signal is weak.
A neglected navigation system truly defeats the purpose. Updates are quick and easy and with new technology coming, worth the investment. Your GMC or Chevy gets you where you need to go and when you keep your navigation system up-to-date, it gets you there faster with less stress and lower fuel costs.