6 Ways OnStar Can Help with a Last-Minute Winter Getaway

Dec 13, 2016

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6 Ways OnStar Can Help with a Last-Minute Winter Getaway

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Have a last-minute winter getaway coming up? Here are 6 ways OnStar can help.

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Don’t look now, but the end of the year is just a few weeks away.

If you’re like many of us, you might have relatives to visit, vacation days you need to use before the end of the year, or are just in need of a break after a long year. So if you have the urge to get in one more memorable trip, it’s time to make a plan.

Luckily, OnStar can help. We’re great at last-minute winter travel planning — we can get you Turn-by-Turn directions*20 to wherever you want to go, suggest interesting places to stop along the way, help book a hotel room for the night, and let you know how far to the next gas station — or restroom!

With OnStar, all you need is a destination. So, hop in the car and let’s get going.

Here are six ways that OnStar can help you do your winter trip planning along the way:

1. Be prepared

Winter driving can be treacherous. But OnStar can help you prepare for your trip by making sure your vehicle is in good shape for the journey ahead. Simply push the blue OnStar button and ask an OnStar Advisor to perform an On-Demand Diagnostics check.*21 They’ll let you know if there are issues you should take care of before you hit the road.

2. Help you see the sights

You already know you can push your blue OnStar button to get directions from point A to point B, but did you know that our Advisors can suggest points of interest along the way? Museums, historic sites, shopping, ski resorts, restaurants — they have access to a database of more than 14 million of them. Push the button and ask what points are along your route; you might discover something fascinating.

3. Solve your food craving

Ever have a craving for Italian or Mediterranean or seafood while on the road? Or maybe you’re just looking for a hot cup of cocoa? Push your blue OnStar button and our Advisors will be happy to help find restaurants in your vicinity that offer that type of fare.

4. Refuel your vehicle

We’re not just talking gasoline here. We’re talking beverages and snacks for the whole family. Our Advisors can help you find refueling stops along the way, and with Marketplace,*24 you might receive valuable offers on some of your selections, making that stop even better.

5. Get a hotel for the night

No need to book your hotel ahead of time. When you and your family are ready to rest, our Advisors can help you find a hotel with a great rate.*24

6. Fix a flat

Nothing ruins the spontaneity of a last-minute winter getaway more than a flat tire or vehicle issue. Push your blue OnStar button and your Advisor will pinpoint your location and send Roadside Assistance.*17 They’ll get you back on your way in no time flat (so to speak)!