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Maybe you already use your vehicle’s mobile app*20 to remotely lock, unlock and start your car*22. While these things come in handy — especially when it’s freezing or hot outside — that’s only the beginning of what the app can do. From scheduling your services to coordinating tows and flat-tire changes, it might just make your day-to-day life manageable in more ways than one. Read on to learn how the app can assist you with a properly equipped vehicle and compatible device. Some of the services mentioned may require the Remote Access Plan*2.

1. It can make finding your parked car a cinch

With Vehicle Locate*44, you can use the app to request your vehicle’s location and view it on a map, meaning you won’t have to wander around trying to find it. It can give you and your loved ones peace of mind, allowing your selected contacts to receive notifications by text when your vehicle has arrived at a pre-determined destination.

2. Your app can help keep your car running smoothly

Vehicle Diagnostics*17 sends monthly email reports checking estimated fuel level, approximate range and efficiency; air bag, emissions, engine and transmission systems; tire pressure, estimated oil life and more. It also gives you an odometer reading, and lets you know when your car may require service. You can also check your car’s status*109 at any time on your vehicle’s mobile app (compatible device required). And because scheduling a service appointment is just another task to check off your to-do list, the app lets you easily schedule and manage it.

3. It can assist you when you’re stranded

Should you get caught on the side of the road with a broken-down car, the app can help you there, too. With Roadside Assistance,*13 using the mobile app you can arrange a tow to the closest dealership or set up a flat-tire change, a jump start or fuel delivery.

4. It gives you directions

Instead of writing down an address to later input into your car, you can enter it into your mobile app right then and there using Send-to-Vehicle Navigation.*16 The address is sent from your phone to your vehicle, so when you start driving, you’ll automatically get voice-guided directions.

5. It can help improve your driving behaviour

When you write down what you eat, you tend to make healthier choices, right? Same goes for driving: When you’re mindful of your driving behaviours, you may be more conscientious. Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac Smart Driver*48 can use your driving data to provide recommendations that may help you improve your driving. It can make you aware of hard braking, hard acceleration, and time spent driving late at night.