OnStar RemoteLink App: It’s WAY More than Remote Start

Posted on January 14, 2016

A cappuccino and a smartphone lying on a table. The smartphone shows the AtYourService screen on the RemoteLink app.

The most popular feature of the OnStar RemoteLink® mobile app1 — in a landslide win — is the ability to start your vehicle2 from wherever you get a signal. Getting into a toasty ride on those bitter cold mornings or ensuring your car is cooled down on a hot summer day is quite lovely because, let’s face it, comfort is key.

Looking over a woman's shoulder at a tablet she's holding that has the RemoteLink app open on it.

But this amazing little app can do way more than start your car:

1. If you’re a hands-on, proactive driver, use the Vehicle Status card of RemoteLink to check fuel tank levels, remaining oil life and tire pressure (requires tire pressure monitoring system). Even monitor your driving efficiency with an estimated miles per gallon for each trip.

2. While you’re out and about, use the AtYourService3 card to find valuable offers near you or along your route. You can redeem offers at coffee shops, hotels, retailers and more. You can even secure a parking spot in advance. All you need is your mobile device and RemoteLink.

3. Forget where you parked or need directions on the fly? Vehicle Locate4 allows you to pinpoint your car’s exact location on a map with just the touch of a button. Or send a destination to your car and use Turn-by-Turn Navigation5 to get you there.

4. Now the services you know and love are located within the updated Key Fob services card in the app. Remote start your engine (if equipped), lock and unlock your doors,6 and flash your lights and honk your horn from anywhere.

Looking over the shoulder of a woman holding a smartphone, which shows the RemoteLink app.

5. If your vehicle is connected by OnStar 4G LTE,7 you can use your mobile device to manage your vehicle’s built-in Wi-Fi® hotspot8 and monitor data usage from anywhere.

6. Drivers who like to talk will enjoy the Hands-Free Calling9 card. Quickly look up your vehicle’s phone number or keep tabs on your remaining minutes and when they expire.

7. Help is always just one touch away. Connect with an OnStar Advisor, contact Roadside Assistance10 or call your preferred dealer to schedule an appointment, all from one convenient place on your RemoteLink app.

Learn even more about RemoteLink and check vehicle and mobile device compatibility.

Download the app today from the iTunes® App StoreSM, Windows® Store, GooglePlay™ for Android™, or BlackBerry® App World.