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From setting parking reminders to coordinating tows and flat-tire changes, your vehicle’s mobile app might just make your day-to-day more life manageable. Read on to learn how the app can assist you.

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From setting parking reminders to coordinating tows and flat-tire changes, your vehicle’s mobile app might just make your day-to-day more life manageable. Read on to learn how the app can assist you.

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These days, many of us use our phones to manage every part of our busy lives. That extends to your vehicle, too. You may already use your vehicle mobile app*26 to remotely lock, unlock and start*28 your properly equipped vehicle. Those features are handy, but that’s only scratching the surface of the app’s capabilities.

Did you know you can also use the app to check your vehicle’s fuel level, request help with a flat tire and even get directions? Some features require a paid Connected Services plan.*1b By taking full advantage of the vehicle mobile app’s features, you can help make your busy day-to-day life more manageable. Here are more ways the app can assist you.

1. It can help you keep your family connected

Not only can you use the Vehicle Locate*29 function to request your vehicle’s location and view it on a map, but you can also use it to stay connected to loved ones. Create and manage boundary notifications for multiple locations and set up text message alerts for preselected contacts when your vehicle arrives or departs a specified area. You can use it to get a notification when your teen driver leaves school or to notify your partner when you leave the office, among many other situations.

2. It can help keep your vehicle running smoothly

The Vehicle Status function allows for easily checking your vehicle’s fuel level, range and efficiency; tire pressure (does not monitor spare); oil life and more. It also gives you an odometer reading, and lets you know when to service your vehicle. You can also use the Service Scheduling feature to arrange your next service appointment with your preferred participating dealership.

3. It can assist you when you’re stranded

Should you get caught on the side of the road with a flat tire or other problem, the app can help you there, too. With an active Connected Services plan,*1b you can request Roadside Assistance*17 in the app for a tow to the closest dealership, fuel delivery, a jump-start, or a flat-tire change. You’ll even get status updates so you know that help is on the way. (Requires paid OnStar service plan or an active new vehicle warranty.)

4. It can help improve your driving behavior

When you write down what you eat, you tend to make healthier choices, right? Same goes for driving: When you’re mindful of your driving behaviors, you may be more conscientious. OnStar Smart Driver*23a can use your driving data to provide recommendations that may help you improve your driving. It can make you aware of hard braking, hard acceleration, the percentage of time driving over 80 mph and time spent driving late at night, which can help you maximize your vehicle’s performance, drive more safely and save on gas.

5. It gives you directions

Instead of waiting to enter a navigation address until you’re sitting inside your vehicle, you can search for a destination in your mobile app ahead of time and send the destination to your vehicle using Send-to-Navigation.*20 The route will start automatically when you get in and start the vehicle.

6. It can help connect you with your favorite merchant

Paying for gas, booking a hotel or picking up dinner just got easier thanks to Marketplace.*24 From the mobile app you can view offers from available merchants. Then, from your infotainment system on select 2017 model year and newer GM vehicles with compatible hardware, Marketplace offers a simple and convenient way to order food, make reservations or pay for fuel while on the go.

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