5 Ways to Get the Most Out of OnStar This Spring

Posted on March 24, 2017

When spring arrives, the road calls. Here are some of the ways OnStar can help keep you safe and connected — wherever the road takes you.


Impromptu Road Trip - image of blossoming cherry trees in D.C. with the Washington Monument in the background.

1. Impromptu road trip. Sometimes the best trips are spontaneous. The ones where you and the family jump into the car and see where the road takes you. When you do, you’re never alone. Push your blue OnStar button for help finding a hotel or nearby attractions. Or try your vehicle mobile app[1] to find attractions or destinations.
ONSTAR IN ACTION: See how the vehicle mobile app helped made one family’s life easier.

Know Your Vehicle - image of a woman driving a vehicle and pushing the blue OnStar button.

2. Know your vehicle. Now that you and your vehicle have survived the winter, how is your vehicle faring? Real-time Proactive Alerts[2] through OnStar Advanced Diagnostics help alert you to issues before they become problems. You can also get a monthly diagnostic report and have your dealer contact you when it’s time for service. 
ONSTAR IN ACTION: Even a technology professional is amazed by OnStar Advanced Diagnostics.

Spring Weather - Image of a bed of red tulips dusted with snow.

3. Spring weather. Spring weather can be summed up in one word: unpredictable. With OnStar, you are never alone, so if you’re caught in a weather emergency such as flooding or a tornado or hurricane, push your red Emergency button, and our Advisors can send help or help you navigate around any weather-related situations.
ONSTAR IN ACTION: See how our OnStar Advisor saved one Subscriber from severe weather.

Big Game - image of a young boy in a crowd at a baseball game.

4. Big game. Whether you’re heading to opening day at a big-league stadium or a child’s soccer tournament, parking can be a challenge. Use your vehicle’s mobile app to find and reserve parking and get a great deal via OnStar AtYourService.[3] Guidance Plan Subscribers can even get Turn-by-Turn Navigation directions to the lot.
ONSTAR IN ACTION: Read how OnStar AtYourService surprised some happy grandparents with unexpected rewards.

Erratic Drivers - image of downtown Chicago and the river dyed green for St. Patrick's Day.

5. Erratic drivers. Spring holidays can mean an increase in traffic, vacationing drivers and sometimes the erratic motorist. If you’re on the road and see a driver who you believe poses a danger to others, stay clear of them and push your red Emergency button.[4] Our specially trained Advisors can contact emergency responders.
ONSTAR IN ACTION: Read how one Good Samaritan used OnStar to help an injured motorcyclist