This is a Sponsored Post written by me on behalf of NAVTEQ. All opinions are 100% mine.

I was so thrilled 20 months ago when I was able to purchase a new car for the first time in 11 years.  The old green minivan was on its way out.  I decided to go all out and purchase a fully loaded car for the first time in my life.  It even included a built in GPS system!  It is like a toy and I love having it in the car, especially when the kids have events in other cities and I don't know where to go.  As my kids are getting older there is not as much driving, but I still spend a few hours a week driving them around.  We can actually spend less time in the car when we know where we are going, funny how that works! 

One thing I just learned is that your GPS needs to be updated from time to time to make sure you are taking the best routes and have the latest information.  With an update you will receive more than 100,000 points of interest updated, you’ll find the most convenient gas stations, ATMs or restaurants along the way. You’ll know exactly where Tommy’s next soccer field is located, the quickest route to Sally’s swim lesson and you’ll save yourself some precious time so that you can get out of the car and relax!

NAVTEQ is the company whose technology and maps drive most of the in-car navigation systems and the leading brands of GPS-enabled devices in the U.S., so chances are yours is one of them.

Updating is easy, just go to this website  and follow the drop-down menus which correspond to the built-in system or portable device. Installing updated navigation maps takes just minutes, but can save hours, fuel and the frustration of getting lost or being late. Mom’s taxi service has to stay on schedule and stick to a budget! 

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