How to Get Free Map Updates for a Nuvi 265T

by Mike Johnson
The Garmin nuvi 265T may be used in any motor vehicle.

The Garmin nuvi 265T may be used in any motor vehicle.

The Garmin nuvi 265T is part of the nuvi 205 and 205W series of GPS devices designed for use in automobiles. Sometimes, such as during a special promotion, you may be eligible for free map updates with the nuvi 265T. A free map update may also accompany the purchase of a nuvi 265T. Obtaining your free map update is a simple process that may be completed online through the Garmin website.

1

Check out Garmin's "Updates Made Easy" page. You will find a section for free maps, one-time maps, and lifetime maps on this page. Click on the "Learn More" link below the section offering free maps if you are still within the 90-day period during which free maps are available.

2

Locate the serial number for your nuvi 265T beneath the mount device on the underside of your device. Type this number in the box underneath "Check Your Device."

3

Click the update you want to install on your nuvi 265T. Download the plug-in provided with the free map option that you select.

4

Connect your nuvi 265T to your computer with a USB cord, which normally is included with the purchase of the GPS.

5

Wait for the update, which will begin automatically, to complete before unplugging your nuvi 265T.

About the Author

Mike Johnson has been working as a writer since 2005, specializing in fitness, health, sports, recreational activities and relationship advice. He has also had short stories published in literary journals such as "First Class Magazine." Johnson holds a Bachelor of Science in education and history from Youngstown State University.

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