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7 Ways OnStar Can Help Save Your Summer Vacation

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You work too hard to let anything deter your summer vacation plans. OnStar has you covered with 6 ways to get you back on track.

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You work too hard to let anything deter your summer vacation plans. OnStar has you covered with 6 ways to get you back on track.

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When the unexpected happens on your family vacation, OnStar is there to help

It’s early Saturday morning, and you and your family are getting ready to head out on your summer road trip. With travelling looking slightly different this year, you check your list to make sure you have everything you’ll need: masks, hand sanitizer, cleansing wipes, luggage, food and snacks. But even though you feel prepared, there’s always a chance you’ll experience something unexpected during your trip. With OnStar,*1 however, you can have added peace of mind knowing that if you’re in a crash or your vehicle is stolen, OnStar can help.

Plus, if you decide to go hiking or for a walk with the family during a stop on your vacation, or any other activity away from your vehicle, you can take key OnStar safety services with you thanks to the OnStar Guardian™ app.*58 All you have to do is download the app onto your phone, and you’ll have access to Emergency-Certified Advisors*41 in case of a fall or other medical emergency. 

Additionally, here are some other ways an OnStar Advisor can be there for you along the road:

Traffic jam? OnStar has your workaround.

It happens on just about every road trip. At some point, you find yourself in the middle of rush hour as you’re passing through a major city. That’s when the blue OnStar button comes in handy. You push it, and the Advisor can provide an alternative route with Turn-by-Turn Navigation*16 to get you moving again.
Low on fuel? OnStar can help keep you running.
You’re out of the big city, but now that low fuel warning light is on — just as you’re at the midpoint of what appears to be a deserted stretch of highway. You relax knowing if you don’t make it to the next station, OnStar Roadside Assistance*13 can arrange to bring some fuel to you.
Need a break? OnStar can help you find your next stop.
After hearing “I’m bored!” for what seems like the hundredth time, you decide it’s time to get out of the cramped car and find something fun to do. You push the blue OnStar button and ask the Advisor to locate any attractions open along your route. It turns out there’s a park nearby with some great views. Knowing your kids, you also ask the Advisor to find a rest area and a place to pick up snacks on the way.
Locked out? Not with OnStar.
The trip through the park leaves everyone feeling refreshed and ready to hit the road again. You’re searching for your keys to unlock the car, and you feel your stomach drop when you see them sitting on the driver’s seat. If you find yourself locked out of your vehicle, simply call 1.888.4ONSTAR (1.888.466.7827) and an Advisor can send a signal to unlock your doors (if properly equipped). You can also use your vehicle mobile app*20 to remotely unlock your vehicle.*22
Car trouble? An OnStar Advisor can check it out and connect you with help if you need it.

Even after those few mishaps and the detour, you’re relieved you’re still making good time. But then you get a check engine light, and you’re wondering if this needs immediate attention (and means a delay in your trip). No problem. You push your blue OnStar button and ask the Advisor to run an On-Demand Diagnostics*17 check. The check can identify any critical issue so you know whether or not it’s OK to keep driving. It’s also good to know that if you do have an issue, the Advisor can send Roadside Assistance to get you and your vehicle to the nearest dealership.

Medical issue? OnStar is ready to help.
Your youngest child really enjoyed her meal. But she has numerous food allergies, and one problematic ingredient must have been in that meal. When she complains that her throat is itchy, you waste no time and push the red Emergency button*12 in your vehicle. The Emergency-Certified Advisor is able to provide medical instructions until First Responders arrive to assist. Or, if you’re outside of your vehicle and need help, tap the red Emergency button in your Guardian app to connect with an Advisor.
Sleepy? Rest easy.
It’s been a long day and everyone is exhausted. You need to find a place to stay — and fast. You push the blue OnStar button and ask the Advisor to find the nearest hotel. After checking your location, she finds accommodations just 15 minutes up the road and connects you to the front desk to make a reservation. Your room is booked, you have directions and you’re on your way to a restful night. Hopefully tomorrow’s leg of the journey will be a little smoother. But if it’s not, an OnStar Advisor is there for you 24/7 to help.