The world's toughest job with the most rewarding title.
There are more than 82.5 million1 women in the U.S. who proudly wipe boogies, scrub out grass stains, and cheer for their children from the bleachers rain or shine, day in and day out. From home to work to after-school activities, moms play an essential role in their family's lives everywhere they go, while managing to get things done in between.
To assist with life's ultimate juggling act, OnStar has tried-and-true services to give moms a helping hand. Click on their various roles to see moms in action and learn how OnStar can help make tasks a little easier.
Being on time is every mom's mantra, so the last thing she needs is a vehicle that's not ready to roll. Thankfully, with your vehicle mobile app,3 moms can check tire pressure, fuel level and oil life and remotely start the vehicle (if equipped) so they can rush out the door holding the keys to a confident ride.
Moms spend more than 8,200 hours cooking and doing dishes over 18 years.2 But it's time well spent when your kids are headed to school with a healthy meal and embarrassing note.
Shoes on the right feet, teeth brushed and bag packed with essentials. Just a few of the tasks a mom will conquer during the 15,834 hours she spends taking care of her kids before they head off on their own.4
The best route is the shortest route, so mom uses OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation6 to take the most direct route and keep pint-sized passengers happy. Plus, with audible directions guiding moms during chauffeur duty, her eyes can stay on the road ahead.
Moms spend about 9 hours a week (or 468 hours a year) driving their kiddos to and from their activities.5 The most popular topics of conversation? When they'll get there … and "OMG! I'm starvingggg!"
For 26 hours every year,7 the wheels on the car go round-and-round all the way to school. Now kids can spend this time using the built-in OnStar Wi-Fi® hotspot8 to download assignments, play educational games or surf the web at 4G LTE speeds. Don't worry, we won't tell them they're learning before the bell even rings.
School spirit usually starts before 5 p.m. With a reliable Wi-Fi connection up to 50 feet away from the vehicle, OnStar 4G LTE can provide the signal strength and speed moms need to email the daily report from the bleachers at the 200-meter dash.
Once the kids are behind their desks, 71% of U.S. mothers sit behind the same at jobs outside the home.9 How is it that moms have time to make kids' lunches but never their own?
Beck & Call
"I don't know, call Mom" is a round-the-clock solution. With Hands-Free Calling10 in the vehicle, moms can safely answer kids' calls and solve life's little emergencies. "I don't know if the milk is bad. Smell it."
In DIY fashion, with Advanced Diagnostics12 your vehicle can self-diagnose, so you always know when a little touch-up maintenance is needed. By receiving a monthly diagnostics report detailing what needs to be done, moms are free to scratch “vehicle checkup” off their to-do list.
Moms spend about 18 hours a week performing family chores.11 For the big ones, such as “this bathroom needs an overhaul,” many handy moms are happy to get their hands dirty for their family.
When the hardware store only has three of the four oil-rubbed bronze knobs needed, DIY moms can call an OnStar Advisor to help find another store nearby and keep the project on track.
Moms do a lot of planning to keep family trips on track, so why not let someone else do the booking? OnStar AtYourService13 can help find the best value on hotels, and an Advisor can book the reservation. But narrowing down which sandals to bring … there’s no button for that.
Even on vacation, a preschooler requires mom’s attention once every 4 minutes, or about 210 times a day.14 So when mom is digging the castle’s moat and suddenly worries the car door is unlocked, she can use the vehicle mobile app3 to lock the doors from the beach and quickly resume protecting the kingdom.
Oceanside, mountaintop, or holiday visits to the city, vacations can be more than fun — they can be good for you! Get this: Women who take at least two vacations a year are eight times less likely to have heart disease.15 We recommend adding a third family trip just to be safe. ;)