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Garmin c330 Navigation quirks

On two recent trips, while driving on a US highway, my Garmin c330 has directed me off the highway onto a parallel side street or side road. These excursions did not seem to offer any noticable distance or time savings. What can I do to prevent this in the future?

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Re: Garmin c330 Navigation quirks

Did you check the avoidance settings.....possibly you checked highways and the GPS is avoiding them

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Question: Why does my nuvi route me off highways and through small side

If your nuvi routes you off of the highway and puts you on small side
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