How OnStar can help keep you on the road this winter

Jan 21, 2021

How OnStar can help keep you on the road this winter 

Jan 21, 2021

 

Five ways to stay safe inside and outside your vehicle

Whether it’s rain and fog or ice and snow, winter weather has an uncanny knack for impacting your travels at the worst moments. Nobody wants to miss out on a fun day of skiing or sledding because of a vehicle issue. Or end up stranded after grabbing groceries for the family. So when the unexpected happens, OnStar is there for you 24/7. Here are five ways OnStar can help keep you and your family safe on the road this winter. 

Roadside Assistance 

In winter, being stranded can quickly become a dangerous situation. That’s why Members have 24/7 access to Roadside Assistance.* If you run out of gas, need help with a flat tire or need a jump-start, just push the blue OnStar button and an Advisor can help send assistance to your location. 

Crisis Assist

Severe winter weather like blizzards, storms and extreme cold can be treacherous and potentially deadly. During a winter emergency, you can push your blue OnStar button to use Crisis Assist.* An Advisor can provide you with critical information such as weather updates, routing assistance and help contacting loved ones. Additionally, you have a 24/7 priority connection to an Emergency Advisor* who can provide critical medical assistance until First Responders arrive. 

OnStar Guardian app

No matter what vehicle you’re in this winter, you can still take key OnStar safety services anywhere you go with the OnStar Guardian® app.* Even if you’re in a friend’s vehicle and they don’t have OnStar, you can use the app’s Roadside Assistance,* where an Advisor can connect you with help. Worried about where your loved ones are as they drive in winter weather? Location Status* allows users on the plan to view and share their location. And if the unexpected happens, Mobile Crash Response can use your phone’s sensors to detect a vehicle crash and alert and Emergency Advisor. 

Vehicle Diagnostics 

The best way to minimize potential issues is to try to prevent them from happening in the first place. With Vehicle Diagnostics,* it’s easy to stay on top of your vehicle’s health and keep it running well. Get monthly diagnostics reports sent directly to your email, or push your blue OnStar button and ask an Advisor to run an On-Demand Diagnostics check.* They’ll let you know if there are any issues you need to worry about. And with Dealer Maintenance Notification,* your preferred Dealer can notify you when your vehicle needs maintenance and schedule a service appointment. 

Vehicle Mobile App 

Once the temperature drops, the appeal of getting into a frigid car and heading off on your commute does as well. That is, unless you’re getting into an already warm vehicle. Yes, your vehicle mobile app* includes remote start* for properly equipped vehicles. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. With a Connected Services plan,* you can request Roadside Assistance if you’re stranded, have a flat tire or need a tow. The app also allows you to stay connected to your vehicle, with access to select Vehicle Diagnostics features to monitor your vehicle’s health, and Turn-by-Turn Navigation* that can send destinations from your app directly to your vehicle in order to keep you on the right path. You can also remotely unlock your doors on properly equipped vehicles, in case you lock your keys in the car in subzero temperatures. 
 
Winter can be hard on your vehicle. But when you have OnStar, it’s a lot easier to stay on the road, so you can spend more time doing the things that matter most. Of course, even with OnStar on your side, winter driving can bring unexpected delays and hazards. So before you head out, be sure your vehicle has these essential items on board.

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.

How OnStar can help keep you on the road this winter 

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. 

Worried mom reaches family with OnStar

Kim couldn’t reach her husband and kids after they hadn’t returned from a skiing trip. She contacted an Advisor — and was connected to her family.

Worried mom reaches family with OnStar 

Kim couldn’t reach her husband and kids after they hadn’t returned from a skiing trip. She contacted an Advisor — and was connected to her family. 

Become a smarter driver

A few reminders about things you can do to help avoid the unexpected. Here are nine tips all drivers should follow out on the road. 

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.

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. 

Worried mom reaches family with OnStar

Kim couldn’t reach her husband and kids after they hadn’t returned from a skiing trip. She contacted an Advisor — and was connected to her family.

Worried mom reaches family with OnStar 

Kim couldn’t reach her husband and kids after they hadn’t returned from a skiing trip. She contacted an Advisor — and was connected to her family. 

Become a smarter driver

A few reminders about things you can do to help avoid the unexpected. Here are nine tips all drivers should follow out on the road. 

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  • Roadside service provided by Allstate Roadside Services for vehicles only. Limitations and restrictions apply.

  • 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.®

  • U.S. and Canada only. Available on select Apple and Android devices. Mobile Crash Response services are intended for use in select vehicles only and can connect automatically on Android devices only. Service coverage varies with conditions and location. Service availability, features and functionality vary by device and software version. OnStar Guardian service plan (stand-alone plan, add-on plan or plan that includes the service), cell reception, GPS signal and device data connection required. Terms apply. Device permissions are required for app to operate properly. OnStar links to emergency services. Device and app may not transmit all crash data. Check here for details and limitations. Pricing and availability subject to change. You may cancel at any time by calling 1.888.4ONSTAR (1.888.466.7827).

  • Roadside services provided by Signature Motor Club, Inc., a member of the Allstate family of companies. Roadside services are for passenger vehicles (cars and trucks) and motorcycles only. Limitations and restrictions apply. Towing services can be used four times per year then additional charges apply. Additional charges apply to tire changes when a spare tire is not provided.

  • Service is designed to locate compatible smartphones with Location Services permission enabled. Functionality varies by mobile device and plan. Data rates may apply. Terms and limitations apply. 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.

  • On-Demand Diagnostics capabilities vary by model and plan. Check here for details and limitations.

  • Available on select Apple and Android devices. Service availability, features and functionality vary by vehicle, device and the plan you are enrolled in. Terms apply. Device data connection required. Actual images and features may vary and are subject to change.

  • 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.

  • Connected services vary by vehicle model and require active service plan, working electrical system, cell reception and GPS signal. Does not include emergency or security services. Check here for details and limitations.

  • 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.