Roger Kwapich, owner of Smitty's Automotive, is the creator and 15-year host of the nationally syndicated "The C.A.R. Show" radio program.
5916 W. Sylvania Avenue
(at Holland - Sylvania)
Toledo, OH 43623
Phone: (419) 882 - 4991
M-F: 7am - 6pm
5750 Jackman Rd.
(Jackman & Alexis)
Toledo, OH 43613
Phone: (419) 478-1309
Toll Free: (888) 273-1307
M-F: 7:00am -6pm
Sat: 8am - 2pm
Toledo Automobile Repair & Service. We service your Automobile, Auto, Car, Truck, Pick Up, RV, and Motor Home. Toledo Automotive Repair, Maintenance & Service Specialist, Serving Toledo & Northwest Ohio Auto Owners for over 50 Years.
Ohio Automobile Repair & Service, Serving Toledo, Sylvania, Perrysburg, Waterville, Springfield, Oregon, Rossford, Maumee, Ottawa Hills, Holland, Monclova, Lime City, Swanton, and Delta, Ohio Automobile Owners.
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Smitty's Automotive proudly serves the Toledo, Sylvania and surrounding areas in Northwest Ohio
Tips on Using a GPS System
If you are thinking about purchasing a GPS system for your vehicle, or have one already and don’t think you’re getting the most out of it, check out the following tips.
Learn Your System
It may sound like a no-brainer, but we do have the tendency to want to just be able to plug it in and drive. But just like a computer, if you want to get the most out of your GPS system, you should take the time to sit down and learn it first. Read the manual cover to cover, learn the features and how to turn them on and off. Getting your GPS set the way you want may be the difference from it being a valuable tool to it being a paperweight on your dashboard.
These are important, just like updates for ‘your computer. They can help your GPS run smoother and eliminate any glitches. Firmware updates are usually pretty simple to do, so there is little excuse not to.
Know How to Avoid Highways
You know traffic better than your GPS (at least for now). If you know a highway is going to be clogged due to an accident or rush hour traffic, you can set your GPS to avoid highways.
You can plan a trip right from your own computer and not have to deal with the limitations of your GPS’s touchscreen. MapQuest and Google have added “Send to GPS” options to their sites. So far, these options only work for Garmin and TomTom brands.
Get a Friction Mount
These are far easier than having to deal with suction cups.
Learn the Text to Speech Options
Most GPS systems allow you to switch options on how you want to be navigated. You can set it between telling your to turn in a certain amount of feet to saying the street name. This purely a matter of preference, though by street name can be more accurate (if your GPS gives the right pronunciation, that is).
Additional Points of Interest
You can update your Points of Interest on most GPS models, often times for free. With these, you can get the locations of your favorite restaurant or store chains. Some will even tell you where speed cameras and lodging are.