Neat GPS Features You May Not Know

Posted on: September 28th, 2015 by Accurate Auto Body Denver No Comments

GPS Features The days of plotting out your route on a map and dangerously flipping from page to page in your atlas as you pass through unknown cities is over. We all know that GPS provides us with driving directions, but there are other cool GPS features you may not know about. Accurate Auto Body repair shop in Denver is here to provide you with some fun tips on how to get the most out of your GPS.

For a while, having a GPS was an extravagance, bought only by those who spent large amounts of time on the road. But now, technology has managed to bring Global Positioning technology into the palm of your hand with smart phones and by directly integrating it into vehicles. GPS is one of the greatest vehicle enhancements to reach the hands of consumers and has made the journey from point A to point B a whole lot less confusing for everyone. But navigation isn’t all they can do.

  • Location Identification: Unlike the old days where you would draw a circle around where you thought you were on a map, GPS tells you the exact coordinates of where your vehicle is located. This means if you run out of gas or need a tow truck or the police to come help, they will have a much easier time finding you. And in situations such as these, time is of the essence.
  • Measuring Speed: Having a good GPS will help you avoid speeding by providing you with warnings when you exceed the speed limit. Not to mention being able to prove how fast you were going when the cops stop you (an argument which we don’t always recommend). Either way, it’s bound to help you save on speeding tickets.
  • Saving memories: Yet another tool in your arsenal to help you avoid losing track of things, GPS are amazing for remembering where to go. This includes saving your favorite backroad hiking spots, marking where one of your best photos is from, and setting waypoints on your journey that you don’t want to miss.

All in all, it’s become hard to imagine a world not equipped with GPS. We have become so accustomed to using them, that the idea of getting truly lost is now foreign to us. While GPS is an incredible tool, we would also like to encourage you to turn them off every now and then (preferably not in a city) and see where your wheels will take you. No matter where that is, drive safe and have fun!

How to use this information

Global Positioning Systems, like any other part of your automobile, can stop functioning over time. We have the tools to get it back in working order. If your GPS is malfunctioning, we will be more than happy to get your guide back on track. Be sure to give Accurate Auto Body a call at 303-344-2122 or contact us through our website for more information and we will be happy help!

How has having GPS in your vehicle improved your driving experience?

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