Route and Programming

Discussion in 'Maps and Routing' started by Adrian Newton, Jul 7, 2015.

  1. Adrian Newton

    Adrian Newton

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    I have just purchased my first TomTom -a GO40. I am also planning my first drive in France. The route will be Caen (or maybe St. Malo) to Ste. Martial de Nabirat which is near Sarlat in the Dordogne.
    As a 'newbie' I'd appreciate some pretty basic guidance.
    I guess that I will have to enter the French route details just once? I intend to take the fastest route and don't mind toll roads and motorways. Will I have to reset after rest stops?
    Are service stations on the motorways easily accessible from, and back to, the motorway?
    I wonder if anyone on the Forum is familiar with this drive. Obviously I will also be taking a decent road map but would rather rely on the sat nav.
    All suggestions gratefully received and thanks in advance!
     
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    You will set your final destination Ste. Martial de Nabriat and it will select the fastest route, including toll roads, unless you make changes in the settings.

    You should be driving with the device connected to the USB lighter adapter to keep it charged.
    At stops, when you disconnect the device and not touch the screen it will go to sleep in 10 seconds (count down seen on the screen) or you can switch it off with the power button.
    Once you resume your drive and connect the power it will automatically carry on, nothing else needs to be done.

    I understand that some Autoroutes in France have petrol stations right on route but, if you see a station off route you can just drive there and ignore the instructions from the device until you have filled up.
    Once starting again it will direct you back to the fastest route to your destination. No worries which roads you must take to get back onto the motorway.
     
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    Thank you both for your good advice. Much appreciated.
     
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