You rely on your Tom Tom GPS to guide you to your destination with accurate and reliable directions.

This is entirely to be expected as roads can change, new highways can be built, the priority can be altered on junctions, and business can move addresses.

If you want Tom Tom map updates and need to refresh the maps on your Tom Tom GPS then our short guide will tell you what you need to know about downloading new Tom Tom maps.

Tom Tom free map updates are available using the Tom Tom Map Share technology.

This is a free to use service and lets you download new map edits from a community of other Tom Tom users and customers.

It will also let you make map corrections yourself as you drive.

It is easy to use and to get started you will have to download the Tom Tom Home application and then install the Map Share functionality.Once you have selected the model of GPS you use you can then choose whether to download new map updates.Tom Tom HOME, a content management application, also enables you to quickly update the device's software. She spent three years writing for her local newspaper, "The Colt," writing editorials, news stories, product reviews and entertainment pieces.She is also the owner and operator of Howbert Freelance Writing.King holds an Associate of Arts in communications from Tarrant County College.If you own a Tom Tom GPS Sat Nav then the chances are at some point you will have experienced your maps on the device not being completely up to date.