Google Maps is without a doubt one of the best applications for getting to any location safely, whatever the means of transport. It is also a good ally for us to save money on travel, especially when traveling by car. However, in order to make the most of this application, you really need to adjust a few things. That said, you should register your home or place of work on Google Maps. This way you will receive important information and even traffic alerts related to the area you need to pass through.
How to register your home or work location on Google Maps
Google Maps has the advantage of being able to be configured according to what we expect from this application. That said, the more this app knows about our type of vehicle and what we expect from it, the better things will go and the more we will save. This is in addition to being able to reach our destination in a much more efficient way. So if you are using Google Maps, start by accessing the settings. It’s really very simple. Just open Google Maps and click on your profile image in the top right corner. Then click on Settings.
This is where the journey begins, through everything we need to change.
Edit home or work
This is something that all users must configure. All because with this information, Google Maps will help us get everywhere on time and with some advance notice it will even notify us of the traffic situation and whether or not there are any accidents.
So open Google Maps and in the bottom bar choose the Saved option.
Next and below your lists, click where it says Tagged.
Now it is in this new window that you can define your home or work address.
Click on Home, enter the address and that’s it. Do the same with work.
So click on the Edit home or work option.
Then, in the new window, just click on the Home option to define our address and do the same again in the work option.
However, there are other things you should adjust in your navigation settings.
In fact, the most important aspects in terms of driving are the route options.
This is where we can choose to avoid motorways whenever possible, avoid tolls and ferries.
Furthermore, there is one that we really have to activate. It’s the one that talks about Preferring fuel-efficient routes.
But there is also a more hidden option that is really important. We choose the type of engine for our vehicle. This will help Google Maps show us the best route.
That said, we can choose between Petrol, Diesel, Electric or Hybrid. When you have chosen the option, simply click Done.
Do you have an electric vehicle? Check the settings!
It is also on the settings screen that we have something called Electric Vehicle Settings. Anyone who has one should really check this section. Once we click on it we will get a screen that says your chips. At this point we just have to click Add form. Then we just need to indicate which one is present in our vehicle.
This is important because we can be alerted to the presence of charging stations near us according to the type of plug our car has.
You can access the web version of Google Maps or the Android or iOS app.