At Downtown Subaru of Oakland, CA., we understand that your time is precious. That is why we strive to help you work smart. Not harder. With our amazing SUBARU STARLINK® Navigation System, you will have the tools you need to see the sites and never miss a moment on your next San Francisco or Hayward excursion. Of course, before you plan your next adventure, make sure your map is updated with the latest software. Don't know how? Not a problem. Downtown Subaru of Oakland, CA., is here to help.

Step # 1 – Get Organized

Any new project requires preparation. This is no different. Start by grabbing your PC or MAC, your vehicle's VIN, a valid email address, and a 2.- or 3.0 USB drive containing at least 16GB of available space.

Step # 2 – Create an Account

Visit and create an account, then download the Map Downloader app.

Step # 3 – Download the Updates

If your vehicle requires updates, you'll find it once you're in the app.

Step # 4 – Upload the Updates to Your Subaru

Start your vehicle and make sure it's in a safe place to idle. Plug the USB into one of your available USB ports and follow the onscreen prompts.

Step # 5 – Drive like a Rockstar!

You've done the work. Now go out and get the reward. Take your Subaru on new adventures throughout Oakland, Bay Area, and beyond!