Do You Need In-Dash Vehicle Navigation? GPS vehicle navigation systems rank high on the list of amazing science fiction technologies that have now become common, everyday objects. Think about it: Now your car can tell you where to go, rather than vice versa. In the course of a few short years, the act of stopping to ask someone for directions has become essentially obsolete. Vehicle navigation systems come in two main varieties: in-dash systems and portable units. Both can be seen to have their advantages, but in-dash vehicle navigation works better for many drivers, for a number of reasons: Visibility. If you like to be able to see where you are going on the GPS map, an in-dash system is generally much easier to read. The average in-dash screen has about four times the viewing area of a typical portable unit, and its visibility is not as affected by bright sunlight shining on the screen. Controls. Along with the bigger screens, in-dash systems typically have larger and therefore easier-to-use controls. They are also more likely to have both touch screen and physical buttons, so you can use whichever you prefer. Integration. As part of your vehicle, an in-dash unit works with your car’s other systems instead of battling against them. For instance, it will typically mute or lower the volume on the radio when giving you voice directions. Safety. Many portable units mount to the inside of your windshield with a suction cup. Besides blocking part of the view through your windshield, they can also be prone to occasionally falling off while you are driving. Others do not mount at all, and are essentially handheld devices. In-dash systems, on the other hand, do not require your other hand; you can keep both hands safely on the wheel and still see the directions. Theft. Or rather, lack of it. Portable vehicle navigation units are much easier to steal than in-dash units, and are therefore much more likely to be stolen. Whether you choose in-dash vehicle navigation or not, NYE Automotive Group has a vehicle with the exact options you need. Find your way to 1441 Genessee St. in Oneida and take a test drive today.