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7 Ways OnStar Can Help Save Your Summer Vacation

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You work too hard to let anything deter your summer vacation plans. OnStar has you covered with 7 ways to get you back on track.

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Luggage? Check. Masks? Check. Hand sanitizer? Check. Travel may look slightly different this year, but no matter how prepared you feel or how many times you go through your checklist, there’s always a chance you’ll experience something unexpected during a road trip. With OnStar,*1a however, you can have added peace of mind knowing that if you’re in a crash or your vehicle is stolen, specially trained Advisors can help.

Plus, if you decide to go hiking or for a walk with the family during a stop on your vacation, or any other activity away from your vehicle, you can take key OnStar safety services with you thanks to the OnStar Guardian™ app.*82 All you have to do is download the app onto your phone, and you can have access to Emergency-Certified Advisors*64 in case of a fall or another medical emergency.

Additionally, here are some other ways an OnStar Advisor can be there for you along the road:

Traffic jam? OnStar has your workaround

It happens on just about every road trip. At some point, you find yourself smack-dab in the middle of rush hour as you’re passing through a major metropolis. That’s when the blue OnStar button comes in handy. You push it and get an alternative route with Turn-by-Turn Navigation*20 to get you moving again.

Low on fuel? OnStar can help keep you running

You’re out of the big city, but now that low fuel warning light is on — just as you’re at the midpoint of what appears to be the continent’s most deserted stretch of highway. You relax knowing if you don’t make it to the next station, OnStar Roadside Assistance*17 to bring some fuel to you.

Need a break? OnStar can help you find your next stop

After hearing “I’m bored!” for what seems like the hundredth time, you decide it’s time to get out of the cramped car and find something fun to do. You push the blue OnStar button and ask the Advisor to locate any attractions along your route. It turns out there’s a national park nearby with some great views. Knowing your kids, you also ask the Advisor to find a rest stop and a place to pick up snacks on the way. (Here are a couple of other tips for traveling with kids!)

Locked out? Not with OnStar

The trip through the park leaves everyone feeling refreshed and ready to hit the road again. You’re searching for your keys to unlock the car, and you feel your stomach drop when you see them sitting on the driver’s seat. If you find yourself locked out of your vehicle, simply call 1.888.4ONSTAR (1.888.466.7827) and an Advisor can send a signal to unlock your doors (if properly equipped). You can also use your vehicle mobile app*26 to remotely unlock your vehicle.*28

Car trouble? An OnStar Advisor can check it out and connect you with help if you need it

Even after those few mishaps and the detour, you’re relieved you’re still making good time. But then you get a check engine light, and you’re wondering if this needs immediate attention (and means a delay in your trip). No problem. You push your blue OnStar button and ask the Advisor to run an On-Demand Diagnostics*21a check. The check can identify any critical issue so you know whether or not it’s OK to keep driving. It’s also good to know that if you do have an issue, the Advisor can send Roadside Assistance to get you and your vehicle to the nearest dealership.

Medical issue? OnStar is ready to help

Your youngest child really enjoyed her meal. But she has numerous food allergies, and one problematic ingredient must have been in that meal. When she complains that her throat is itchy, you waste no time and push the red Emergency button*16a in your vehicle. The Emergency-Certified Advisor is able to provide medical instructions until First Responders arrive to assist. Or, if you’re outside of your vehicle and need help, tap the red Emergency button in your Guardian app to connect with an Advisor. Additionally, you can help your kids learn how to use OnStar if the unexpected happens.

Sleepy? Rest easy

It’s been a long day, and everyone is exhausted. You need to find a place to stay — and fast. You push the blue OnStar button and ask the Advisor to find the nearest hotel. After checking your location, she finds accommodations just 15 minutes up the road and connects you to the front desk to make a reservation. Your room is booked, you have directions and you’re on your way to a restful night. Hopefully tomorrow’s leg of the journey will be a little smoother. But if it’s not, an OnStar Advisor is there for you 24/7 to help.

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