Satnavs are the perfect time saver when it comes to daily driving. Unfortunately, only a handful of cars actually have built-in Satnavs, which makes finding places and getting directions quickly and easily more of a struggle. Whether you’re driving in the UK, taking a road trip abroad, or just need to get to a local place, a Satnav is definitely a handy device to have on your travels. They can point you in the right direction (most of the time) and get you to where you want to go, with an estimated arrival time.
TomTom Go 6000
With up-to-date and impressive technology, the TomTom Go 6000 is able to get you to your destination with no problems, with its excellent routing and lifetime traffic data. Usually with Satnavs, the size of the screen and quality can be a huge problem, but with the TomTom Go 6000, this is the least of your worries, as it has an all-round great screen. The other pros with this model is that it has an intuitive interface and solid mounting. The only major negatives are the price (which is quite high) and some of the plastics look a little bit cheap. Other than that, it’s a great way to go if you travel in your car often.
Garmin Nuvi 2599LMT-D
The Garmin Nuvi 2599LMT-D is possibly one of the most trustworthy models when it comes to directing you from A to B without getting you lost. Unlike the TomTom, the Garmin Nuvi doesn’t look as swish, but it more than makes up for this with its stellar app support and its ability to pick up mobile calls for you. There are a few down sides to this Garmin model though. For example, it has many extras on offer, but they’re all quite expensive options. Also, the voice recognition is a bit patchy. However, for the price you pay, it’s still a great piece of kit and superb value for money.
TomTom Start 50
Compared to the TomTom Go 6000, the Start 50 is a little step down and has been labelled ‘your phone’s friend’. But it is definitely still great for the price. With the TomTom Start 50, you shouldn’t expect too much, but it does still have the basics; such as a decent sized screen, weather warnings, and a lifetime subscription to TomTom’s traffic service. There are a couple other features which makes the Start 50 a handy piece of equipment, such as European map data and lifelike screen navigation. Unfortunately, the Start 50 can be quite slow at times, which can get quite irritating if you’re in a rush. As well as this, it doesn’t have any timely information of its own, which can be a pain. A smartphone is also needed for the extra data.
If you need to bring your car in for a prestige car service, (whether it’s for a broken built-in satnav, or exterior repairs), we have car servicing in Burnley available at our state-of-the-art service centre.