Is It Really That Important to Keep Your Navigation Maps Updated?

October 18th, 2019 by

How Do I Update the Navigation Maps In My Mercedes-Benz?

When was the last time you or someone you know got lost? It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Thanks to the navigation systems found in our cars and our smartphones, getting lost is pretty difficult to do these days. But, it can happen, and a major cause of people losing their way even when using these navigation systems is due to outdated maps.

After all, roads are changing all the time, so your navigation system has to keep up. Though the navigation maps in your Mercedes-Benz allow for accurate and convenient location finding with turn-by-turn directions, they may need an update after a while. So, how do you do that?

Well, for newer Mercedes-Benz models (any model from 2012 or after), it’s simple for a majority of vehicles. All updates will need to take place at your local, authorized Mercedes-Benz dealership. Just schedule an appointment to get the update loaded into your car’s navigation system.

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What Is Included With Each Map Update?

Getting your Mercedes-Benz navigation maps updated is important not just because it adds new roads that have been put in. In fact, there are 260 points of data that may be included in any update.

For example, you may receive new information on turn restrictions or speed limits as well. With this, you’ll not only improve the accuracy of your turn-by-turn directions but also the accuracy of your estimated arrival time, so you’ll never have to be late for that next meeting.

How Much Do the Updates Cost?

Thankfully, these updates aren’t expensive. In fact, they may even be free. Drivers in the United States with COMAND® navigation system’s in their vehicle (starting with the 2015 model year) have 3 years of complementary updates. Otherwise, the price is $750 when you’re ready to update.

Now that you see the importance of getting your Mercedes-Benz navigation map updated, check in with us at John Sisson Motors to schedule an appointment for this helpful service.

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