Our e-mail this week comes from M. Smith: "I recently purchased a nüvi 260 and know nothing about GPS systems." As proof of the popularity of all of the new vehicles we're adding to the Garmin Garage, topping our e-mailer's to-do list was downloading new vehicle icons. "Can anyone help me?"
Absolutely. Not only is it easy, it's free! We have a cheat sheet for installing new vehicles, and we'll explain the steps in detail later in this post. In less than a minute, you can be cruising in style. For those who spend their days helping others, we have the popular service vehicles bundle. We also cater to outdoor enthusiasts, Elliott Sadler fans, or anyone looking for something sleek or pink or futuristic.
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1) Connect your Garmin GPS device to your computer. 2) Click Download. 3) Click Open, if necessary. 4) Click Extract. 5) Browse to find the Garmin/vehicle folder on the Garmin drive (check under My Computer), and click Extract (or Next). You may need to create the vehicle folder.
The vehicles have now been downloaded to your device, and you can follow the usual steps to disconnect from your computer.
1) On your GPS device, touch Settings. 2) Select Map. 3) Select Vehicle. 4) Choose your favorite vehicle.