5 ways to save on your road trip

Aug 31, 2018

5 ways to save on your road trip

Aug 31, 2018

 

Here’s how OnStar can help make your trip a breeze 

A road trip is a great way to make memories that can last a lifetime, but it’s also easy to blow your budget or waste time on unexpected vehicle repairs. Whether you plan to visit family members in Maine, enjoy a theme park in Texas or explore the wilderness in Montana, the last thing you want to worry about is how much your road trip is costing you. 

 

Here are five things you can do to save money — and time — on your road trip. 

Plan ahead to save later 

Random expenses always seem to pop up during a trip, like blowing through half a tank of gas after you get lost. With Turn-by-Turn Navigation,* finding the fastest route is simple — just push your blue OnStar button and ask for directions. You can even have the destination sent to your in-dash navigation system with Destination Download (on properly equipped vehicles). 

Be prepared for road hazards 

It’s the situation nobody wants to be in: You’re halfway to your destination when you drive over a giant pothole. The tire’s shot, and worse, your spare is nowhere to be found. Things like this happen on the road, and if you’re not prepared, it can be a huge headache and a huge expense. But not to worry — your OnStar Safety & Security Plan* includes 24/7 Roadside Assistance. Just push your blue button, and an OnStar Advisor can connect with a local service provider to help you get back on your way. 

Travel with confidence 

The unexpected is a fact of life, whether you’re 10 or 1,000 miles from home. But you can save time, money and a lot of worry by being prepared for emergencies. When you travel with OnStar, a 24/7 priority connection to an OnStar Emergency Advisor* can be a button-push away, whether you’re in an emergency or being a Good Samaritan by calling for help for someone else. 

Get more for your money 

Why pay full price if you don’t have to? There are two OnStar plans offered for your vehicle that can help you save while getting more out of your trip. 

 

The first is the OnStar Essentials Plan* which can help you locate, lock or unlock, and start your vehicle remotely* from your vehicle’s mobile app (if properly equipped). You can also make sure you’re road-ready by pushing the blue OnStar button in your vehicle and asking the Advisor to run an On-Demand Vehicle Diagnostics check.* They’ll let you know if they see any potential issues before you head out. 

Keep the family happy 

The second is the OnStar Premium Plan* which has unlimited data for in‑vehicle apps like Pandora and a built-in Wi-Fi® hotspot for up to seven devices — plenty to keep everyone entertained during a long drive. And it can help you save on any cellular data or roaming costs your loved ones might otherwise incur during your trip.

All your OnStar services in one package

You want all the safety and all the conveniences? We have the OnStar plan for you: Get Roadside Assistance, Automatic Crash Response, Alexa and more.

OnStar Member is repeat Good Samaritan

Avid traveler Sue is always on the lookout for drivers in need of assistance. Read how she uses OnStar to help others on the road.

How OnStar can save your day

Here are six ways OnStar can help you with our specially trained Advisors and available services.

All your OnStar services in one package

You want all the safety and all the conveniences? We have the OnStar plan for you: Get Roadside Assistance, Automatic Crash Response, Alexa and more.

OnStar Member is repeat Good Samaritan

Avid traveler Sue is always on the lookout for drivers in need of assistance. Read how she uses OnStar to help others on the road.

How OnStar can save your day

Here are six ways OnStar can help you with our specially trained Advisors and available services.

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  • Requires paid plan and properly equipped vehicle. Mobile app functionality is available on select devices and requires data connection. Map coverage available in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada. Check here for details and limitations.

  • OnStar plan, working electrical system, cell reception and GPS signal required. OnStar links to emergency services. Check here for details and limitations.

  • Certified by the International Academies of Emergency Dispatch.®

  • OnStar plan, working electrical system, cell reception and GPS signal required. OnStar links to emergency services. Service coverage varies with conditions and location. Service availability, features and functionality vary by device and software version.

  • Requires paid plan. Lock/unlock feature requires automatic locks. Remote start requires GM factory-installed and enabled remote start system. Check here for details and limitations.

  • Diagnostic capabilities vary by model and plan. Message and data rates may apply. Requires contact method on file and enrollment to receive alerts. Not all issues will deliver alerts. Check here for details and limitations.

  • OnStar plan, working electrical system, cell reception and GPS signal required. OnStar links to emergency services. Service coverage varies with conditions and location. Service availability, features and functionality vary by device and software version. Data plans provided by AT&T.