May 10, 2008
Tip and Trick Editorial

Garmin City Navigator North America NT 2009 Map Update Available with Trick to Get Free Upgrade

The latest map for City Navigator North America NT, which used in most Garmin GPS navigation products such as Garmin StreetPilot, nüvi series, zumo, GPSMAP and Quest 2, has been released. The City Navigator North America NT 2009 Map Update features more than 8 million miles of road, highway or street coverage and nearly 6 million updated points of interest, including gas stations, parking garages, restaurants, hotels, contructions and ATM locations.

Owners of any previous version of City Navigator North America NT such as City Navigator NT 2008 in any supported Garmin devices can upgrade to 2009 Map Update to get the latest map data to ensure you can find and go to any new places or navigate traffic flow that has been changed without hassle.

Go to and enter the unit serial number and click on “Find” button to find if there is any mapping update for the device, and whether you’re entitled to free Garmin City Navigator North America NT 2009 Map Update. If there is an update, which is likely to be City Navigator North America NT 2009 Map Update in this case, then the user can order the DVD with updated maps to ship to you.

In some cases, if you have purchased or owned Garmin GPS device for a time longer than 2 or 3 months ago, you may see that the map update costs $69.99 to order. Garmin maps is notorious for its policy that map updates are at a cost, and user have to fork out money to pay for new maps.

Here’s a trick to get free update to City Navigator North America NT 2009 Map, if you never receive any map updates before. Try to look for a link on the Garmin map update availability page above that allows you to register your product to receive this at no cost. If this is an option then first mapping update will be at no charge.

If no such offer for free map update by registering Garmin product been offered online, you may choose to call to Garmin Support and request for the free map update. In most cases, Garmin will provide an upgrade for free if you just recently purchased the navigation device. Whatever, there is no harm to try. In North America for all Garmin products except Apollo aircraft, phone 1-800-800-1020 (U.S.), 1-866-429-9296 (Canada) or (913) 397-8200 during hours of operation which is between 8 am to 7 pm Monday to Friday Central Time.

If you manage to get free City Navigator North America NT 2009 Map Update, an upgrade DVD which is formatted software disk that will be able to load to your computer will be sent to you. You will need a USB cable to connect your Garmin to the computer for the update to complete, which may takes around an hour.

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