As we all know, the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. When traveling by car, however, getting from one point to another without making any turns is usually difficult. Traveling from one destination to another by car has become much easier over the years, though, with technology such as in-car navigation systems.
This technology allows drivers to input multiple destinations and can provide step-by-step directions with multiple route options. Many modern navigation systems can account for traffic jams, construction, and tolls, and often have many other useful features. Although they don't often come as a standard feature, they can be a useful addition to your vehicle, especially for people with an on-the-go lifestyle.
One beneficial use, in particular, is a navigation system's ability to save on gas. One gas-saving tactic is to avoid heavily trafficked routes, as well as other areas where stop-and-go driving may occur, such as construction zones. Many in-car navigation systems, however, take the guesswork out of avoiding such areas and will reroute you, helping you to get to your destination more efficiently. When inputting your destination(s), be sure to check for which routes may have construction or heavy traffic, especially during peak traveling times.
Navigation systems also help save on gas by alerting you to the shortest possible route between destinations. Simply, the fewer miles you drive, the more gas you save. If you are traveling to more than one destination in an outing, arrange them in an order that involves the least possible backtracking and unnecessary driving. Again, in-car navigation systems will often provide you with the most direct route possible, but be sure by double-checking before setting off.
Whether you're out and about with your family for the day or taking a long road trip, knowing how to best use your in-car navigation system can turn into big savings in time and money. Available on all 2014 Buick models as part of the IntelliLink system1, in-car navigation will get you to your destination more quickly and efficiently than ever before.
1. Full functionality requires compatible Bluetooth® and smartphone. Some devices require USB connectivity. Data plan rates may apply. Map coverage not available in Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and portions of Canada.