Sunday, March 18, 2012

Give Mom the Gift of a Girly GPS



As a girl, I can say with authority that GPS units, from a style perspective, are pretty boring looking. They’re often all gray or black and the user interface, while functional, has a distinct lack of fun colors like pink. So, if you’re looking for something neat to do for your mom (or any woman in your life) then why not download a fun pink car to show her the way?

Here are some free Garmin vehicles you can download for Mother’s Day:

Car Downloads


Pink car – Who wants to have a boring car (or even worse, a simple arrow) showing where you’re located on the device? Instead, download this cute pink car to your mom’s GPS unit for a special touch!! Click here to download


Pink High heels – Let your mom strut her stuff with some absolutely adorable pink heels to guide her way! Click here to download


Striped Sports Car – Bring out your mom’s sporty side with a simple white car with pink stripes. This car is a good combination between girly and fun! Click here to download


Lipstick – If your mom is really into fashion and makeup, then why not use this cute lipstick tube to direct her wherever she goes? Click here to download


Pink Volkswagen – This cute little car will not only add a bit of girly to your mom’s GPS, but also a bit of old-fashioned style. Click here to download


Heart – Surprise your mom with a cute heart to remind her how much you care! Click here to download

How to Install a Vehicle

If you have the Garmin Communicator Plugin installed on your computer, then installing these new vehicles is a snap. Connect the device to your computer, find the vehicle you want in the list above (or this database) and click “install now.” The device should automatically install. Done!

If you don’t have the Garmin Communicator Plugin, then follow these steps:

  1. Connect your Garmin GPS device to your computer.
  2. Click Download Now.
  3. Click Open, if necessary.
  4. Click Extract.
  5. Find the “Garmin/Vehicle” folder on the Garmin drive.
  6. Right-click the Unplug or Eject icon in your system tray. Click the drive letter which corresponds with your device.
  7. Unplug the USB cable from your device.

How to change your ride:

Ok, so you’ve got the most adorable little pink car downloaded, right? Now you have to go and change it on your Garmin. The method is different depending on what Nuvi model you’re using, but generally you will want to go through Tools > Settings and then either Navigation > Automobile or Map > Vehicle, depending on your model. Select the new downloaded image and you’re good to go! Click here for the official Garmin walkthrough.



  1. Dalip K Verma says:

    My Garmin nu-vi system stopped working. It is completely dead now. What can be the reason ? Please advise via email. If you need more information I can provide it. Thank you.

    With Regards

    Dalip Verma

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