OnStar Helps Busy Parents Address 5 Common Complaints from the Backseat Crowd

Posted on May 16, 2017

Car with speech bubbles.

Today’s families spend a lot of time in their vehicles. School functions, sports, daycare, visits with grandparents and even vacations can make the days seem like an endless cycle of buckling up and taking to the road. It can all leave the little ones in the backseat less than thrilled. Unless, of course, that vehicle is equipped with OnStar. Here’s how OnStar solves little passengers’ most common complaints:

"I'm bored" speech bubble.

In some families, this complaint can be heard as early as the end of your driveway. Fortunately, the available OnStar Wi-Fi®1 hotspot makes it simple to keep kids entertained. Grab their devices and they can stream movies and music, play games and more.

SEE MORE: Read how one family uses their OnStar Wi-Fi hotspot to make traveling easier for their 5-year-old and 2-year-old.

"I'm hungry" speech bubble.

Sure, you provided a full lunch before you left the house. But a growing kid means growing hungry faster. Marketplace2 has you covered. A check of Marketplace on your vehicle mobile app can tell you the nearest restaurant and valuable offers to some of the places you go most.

SEE MORE: Read more about how Marketplace connects you with deals to make every trip easier.

"I have homework" speech bubble.

If you’re lucky enough to have “that kid,” you and your dedicated student will be glad to know the OnStar Wi-Fi hotspot is here to help, with a solid connection to the internet that makes it easy to get homework done. You can even choose to purchase a plan that gives you all the data you want, so your student can research to their heart's content.

SEE MORE: The OnStar Wi-Fi hotspot even works for the pros. Check out a story and videos that show you how OnStar helps you do work or homework from anywhere.

"It's too cold" speech bubble.

Well, kids, all you have to do is roll out of bed and into the nice, warm car. With your vehicle’s mobile app,3 you can remotely start the car (if properly equipped) and have the temperature just right — no matter what the weather is outside.

SEE MORE: These tips will help you get the most out of your vehicle’s mobile app.

"I have to go potty" speech bubble.

It’s the crowning glory of complaints, and time is of the essence. Fortunately, you can push your blue OnStar button and ask your Advisor for Turn-by-Turn Navigation directions4 to the nearest restaurant or business that may have a restroom. Or search a destination on your vehicle mobile app and send it to your in-dash navigation system (if equipped).

SEE MORE: Check out our video series on ways you can use OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation.