Anyone who owns a Nuvi GPS or Zumo (the motorcycle GPS model) should aim to check for free Garmin GPS maps.Having the latest mapping and routing is essential because each and every day there are new roads being built, new junctions appearing, business are changing addresses, and many other changes on the nation’s roads; all of which necessitate you having the latest routes and directions available.

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If you’ve reached my independent advice website then you are probably the owner of a Nuvi GPS sat nav device and are asking yourself whether you can update Garmin maps for free.

The answer to that common question is yes, you can.

Garmin offer a program for free software downloads called the nu Maps Guarantee – which offers free Garmin map updates to their customers.

In order to find out whether you can download free maps for Garmin click on the button below and this will take you to their online map section which will show you the different options available and tell you whether or not you are eligible for free Garmin map updates.

Garmin state that their nu Maps Guarantee must be accessed within 90 days of the device first receiving a satellite signal.

In order to check if you are eligible all you need to do is visit the Garmin website using the button and link below.

By clicking that you will be transferred to their online map update tool which shows you all the different Garmin Nuvi map updates, including free Garmin GPS maps plus all of the paid options – all of which represent great value for money.

If you do decide to download free Garmin map updates or any other form of new GPS maps then you will need to know how to install them correctly.

The Garmin user experience is a very good one, but if you do need any help or assistance with installing your new maps then please read my handy online guide on learning how to install Garmin map updates.

If you would rather have a very quick overview then please refer to the official manufacturer video below: There’s nothing worse than being in a strange town or city and getting lost, then needing to ask someone for directions – this is one reason why downloading free Garmin map updates is so essential.

You could be a person who relies on the Nuvi GPS for their living – for example cab and truck drivers, delivery staff, or the emergency services.