Explore The Map Quest Driving Directions Service

Owned by AOL, the Map Quest driving directions service has been around for a long time with the aim of helping motorists and people find their way to their destinations. It offers links to maps, directions, the yellow pages and can also show you the current gas prices. This feature can be found at www.mapquest.com.

How to Get There

The first thing that you have to do once you’re on Map Quest driving directions website is to determine where you’re going and where you’re starting from. You can enter in a specific address at point A as your starting point. If, by any chance, you don’t know that particular address then you can simply put in a landmark or a reference point. The map will then give you some specific addresses where that landmark or reference point is closest to. The same thing goes for the destination. Say, for example, you want to go to Disneyworld in Florida. If you type in “Disneyworld Florida” as point B, then the map will give you some locations with specific addresses near or at Disneyworld and all you have to do is select one of them.

Availability in Different Countries

The Map Quest driving directions feature is only available for the United States. However, you may view other countries’ maps by using the map found on the right side of the screen. The map also gives you a street view and an aerial map view. Traffic may also be shown in some cases as well as a 360 degree view of the place.

Services It Offers

After entering in your start and destination points, the Map Quest service then calculates your route. It gives you how long you’re going to travel and what distance you’re travelling. It can also calculate the fuel cost. It then gives you the directions that you’ll follow if you want to get to your destination. These directions are numbered with the option of showing you the map or avoiding that road altogether

Mobile and Email Access

Once you have the directions, you can send it to your email account, send it to your mobile phone, send it to OnStar, or send it to your GPS system for easy access.  A mobile application is also available for cellular phones.