Mapping ranges from UK and Ireland to full European countries and real-time Traffic Information is available for free with many models.
In this case you update the maps on your sat-nav using Garmin Express which you download from Garmin's website and install on your PC or Mac.
Once downloaded and installed, the update process is relatively straightforward.
She said the external provider of its mapping content chose not to make a retail update package available in some European markets.
It's not clear if owners in other European countries are also suffering with out-of-date maps. In terms of whether customers will be getting the update for free, she added: 'This has yet to be agreed, but we expect it to be rolled out across the dealer network and be favourable to customers that have been affected.' We will automatically post your comment and a link to the news story to your Facebook timeline at the same time it is posted on Mail Online.
Garmin have made a number of changes to their map update procedures in the last year.
For those with newer devices these changes have made it much simpler, for others it can still be a painful process with numerous calls to Garmin technical support.
Every effort is made to (a) ensure our maps reflect the changes in the road network and (b) to address map errors in the regular map update program.
However, at any point in time Navigation Australia cannot guarantee that (a) our digital maps are a 100% reflection of the Australian road network, or (b) that we will be able to address map error requests within consecutive map update releases.
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There are several sat navs available for your car from leading GPS manufacturers Garmin, Snooper and Tom Tom.