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Not all emergencies are created equal, but OnStar knows just how to help if you are locked out or stranded, have your vehicle stolen, lose your way or have a medical emergency.

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Life’s emergencies come in all shapes and sizes. OnStar can help

While experts all agree it’s important to have a plan in place to deal with emergencies, it’s nearly impossible to consider every scenario. That’s where OnStar can help. With our specially trained Advisors and available services, you can not only feel safer, but stay safer. Here are six ways OnStar can help, whether you’re in or out of your vehicle.

1. Locked out
OnStar is the key When she locked her phone and keys inside her vehicle, Allie Atsalis experienced the safety and security of OnStar. Read Allie’s Story

Life has you on the go, sprinting from the office to the soccer field to the supermarket. And there’s no pause button, even when you lock your keys inside your vehicle. But luckily there is OnStar. More than 1,600 drivers every day are rescued from this annoying and highly inconvenient situation by calling 1.888.4ONSTAR (1.888.466.7827) and having an Advisor unlock their doors*28 (if properly equipped). You can also use your vehicle mobile app*26 to remotely unlock your vehicle.

2. Vehicle trouble
Nothing gets between a dog and his new home With the push of the OnStar button, John Chavarria was able to get a dachshund to his forever home. Read John’s Story

It seems there’s a gas station on every corner — until you need one. Good news for you, however: OnStar is ready to help. Whether you’re out of gas, have a flat tire or just need assistance, push your blue OnStar button for Roadside Assistance*17 and an Advisor can connect with a local service provider, so you can quickly and safely get back on the road.

3. Protect your ride
Carjacked, then saved with help from OnStar When Janet Gosch’s SUV was stolen with her mother and granddaughter inside, OnStar helped police stop the thief in his tracks. Read Janet’s Story

OnStar Stolen Vehicle Assistance*18 piles on layer after layer of protection to help deter thieves and recover your vehicle if it’s ever stolen. You can be notified when your vehicle’s alarm is triggered with Theft Alarm Notification.*19 Once a police report has been made, OnStar can provide your stolen vehicle’s location to police. Remote Ignition Block™ can prevent a thief from restarting your vehicle once it’s off, and Stolen Vehicle Slowdown allows an Advisor to send a signal to slow your vehicle once police confirm it’s safe to do so.

4. Find your way
OnStar saves graduation day With the help of OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation, Dana Childs-Mazzei made it through a snowstorm and to her nephew’s graduation just in time. Hear Dana’s Story

Life goes in a lot of directions but Turn-by-Turn Navigation*20 can help you get where you’re going. Just push your blue OnStar button and ask for directions — Advisors can even download directions right to your vehicle and a voice will call out every turn. The Advisor can also access a database of more than 14 million points of interest, and even navigate you to locations when you don’t have an address.

5. Medical emergency
Swift help for a medical emergency On a road trip from Wisconsin to Florida, Members Wayne and Michele Barnekow found out firsthand the importance of OnStar. Read Wayne and Michele’s Story

When a medical situation occurs, an OnStar Emergency-Certified Advisor*64 is ready to help. Our specially trained Advisors can provide critical assistance and contact the appropriate emergency response, all with the push of a button. It doesn’t matter if it’s you, a passenger or another driver who needs help — OnStar can help.

6. Added peace of mind, on the go
A watchful eye far away from home Brian Rhode encouraged his son, Evan, to download the Guardian app before he left home for college. Little did they know how soon the app would play a crucial role in Evan’s day. Hear the Rhode Family’s Story

No matter where you are or what vehicle you’re in, the OnStar Guardian® app*82 can help keep you and your family safe. Download the app to take 25 years of safety expertise with you everywhere you go. You’ll get key OnStar safety services right on your smartphone, including Mobile Crash Response and Roadside Assistance.*86 Plus, Location Status*85 gives you access to a live map to view and share locations with up to seven loved ones,*84 so you’ll know when family members safely arrive at their destinations.

Learn more about how OnStar can help save your day and protect you and your loved ones from the unexpected.

Download OnStar Guardian today