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How Often Should I Update my Mazda Navigation?

By Product Expert | Posted in Technology, Tips and Tricks on Thursday, January 30th, 2020 at 5:09 pm
Mazda Navigation being used on the MAZDA CONNECT infotainment system screen inside a 2019 Mazda CX-3 subcompact SUV

One of the best things about have a car is that you can travel a lot further than if you didn’t. Traveling for holidays, vacations, or just because you have a weekend off is a lot easier when you have motorized transportation. The only problem is figuring out the best route. 

Many cars, especially new ones, have their own navigation system baked into the features. Multimedia center consoles in cars hold your music, contacts, and now your maps. Having maps that you don’t have to hold or look at is very helpful, but how do you know if those maps are accurate? Most of these systems rely on data from elsewhere, but what if the data is old? 

When to Update Your Navigation System 

We are spoiled by updates to apps on our phones. Most of the updates take care of themselves or just need a quick press of a button. Unfortunately, cars aren’t quite as easy as that yet. Most companies that make navigation systems suggest that your maps should be updated every year ideally. The system in your car won’t automatically update, so if it has been a while you are relying on old data. This means that any route changes, construction, or hazards likely won’t appear on your system. 

To update your Mazda vehicle, you will need to have the Mazda toolbox downloaded on your computer. Once you have that installed, remove the navigation SD card from the vehicle and connect it to your computer with an adapter if needed. You should then reference this list to find out the correct location to download the latest information from. 

How to Use Mazda Connect Navigation

Mazda Vehicle Service in Rochester, NY 

If you have any questions about this process, then please give us a call and we’ll be happy to help however we can. You can also stop by Marketplace Mazda if you need help updating your vehicle. 

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