A basic sat nav can be bought for well under £100, which will easily do the job for local and national journeys.
Ideal for driving on unfamiliar roads, GPS sat navs use live traffic updates that can help you to avoid traffic jams and road closures.
Satellite navigation offers a range of features to make driving easier.
Since most sat navs will be on sale months after they come out of the factory, it’s worth checking if you have the latest map and downloading if not.
But in my view, paying for map updates every year is probably an unnecessary expense.
If I came across an unexpected mini-roundabout or toll road, I figured out a way to get to my destination. On the other hand, Tom Tom claims ‘on average 15% of roads change every year.’ This sounded like a lot, so we asked Tom Tom to explain the figure. Maybe you live in a modern housing development where new roads and roundabouts have been recently added. However, it is worth taking advantage of your sat nav’s ‘latest map guarantee’.