Drive Smart with the Power of OnStar at Wood Wheaton GM Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a button you could hit that makes headaches go away? Well there is, but only if you drive one of the vehicles set up with OnStar services, like those sold at our Wood Wheaton GM Supercentre. Ever been locked out of your car? Do you worry what would happen if you got a flat tire, or if your car broke down on the side of the highway? What if you got into a serious collision and weren’t able to call for emergency services? All of these issues go away with OnStar. But that’s just scratching the surface. Let’s read on to see more about how OnStar makes your life a breeze. New Vehicle Inventory Pre-Owned Vehicle Inventory AUTOMATIC CRASH RESPONSE When you get into a serious collision, every second counts. With OnStar’s Automatic Crash Response Services, the minute a crash is detected, your vehicle is assigned with a special service Advisor trained in Emergency response procedures. He or she will ask you whether police, fire, or emergency medical technicians are required on the scene. If you do not answer, emergency responders will be sent to your exact GPS coordinates. And through advanced collision technology, OnStar is able to forward specific crash severity details to the first responders in order to arm them with as much information about your situation as possible. OnStar’s Automatic Crash Response system is available 24/7, so you are always protected when you drive in a vehicle with OnStar. TURN BY TURN NAVIGATION You don’t need to upgrade to an expensive GPS package because you get all the same benefits through OnStar. With Turn by Turn Navigation, simply inform your Advisor on your destination and he or she will download directions into your vehicle, guiding you through every turn. Services like these not only save you from getting lost, but they also help to save you time and gas. EMERGENCY SERVICES OnStar’s Emergency Services aren’t just here to help you in a moment of crisis. If you are first on the scene of a developing emergency, press your red OnStar button and your Emergency Advisor will help coordinate a response with the local police, fire department, or EMTs. See a truck that just lost its load? Witness a nasty collision? Have a tip for an Amber alert? Be the responsible citizen and Good Samaritan by pressing your OnStar button. OnStar is also tuned in to local weather and emergency advisory channels, ensuring you the most up-to-date directions and information on route closures during extreme weather events. ONSTAR VEHICLE DIAGNOSTICS Have you ever had that moment of panic when the all-encompassing “check engine” light turns on? It’s an unsettling feeling, but it’s not always worth the worry. Through OnStar’s Vehicle Diagnostics program, your Advisor can perform a remote scan of your system to detect what the issue is, and then help you set up a service appointment at a nearby repair shop, should your vehicle require immediate intervention. Vehicle Diagnostics is also useful for run-of-the-mill procedures. It monitors your vehicle’s systems, such as your tire pressure, brake pads, StabiliTrak, and more, providing you with a monthly email report on those and other key systems. It’s also helpful in reminding you when your vehicle is due for an oil change, or for checking the health of your vehicle before heading out on a long road trip. LOW MILEAGE DISCOUNT Do you like paying high premiums for your auto insurance? We didn’t think so. But did you know that having an active OnStar subscription can often lower your monthly insurance premiums? That’s right, many insurers provide discounts, such as an anti-theft discount or low mileage discount for OnStar subscribers. OnStar keeps track of your odometer readings and forwards them to your insurer, helping you get lower rates you might not otherwise receive after setting up your policy with best-guess estimates on kilometers. 4G LTE COVERAGE You can hardly imagine driving in a car without telephone access; and thanks to OnStar, soon you’ll hardly remember a time you got in a vehicle without data. Turn your ride into a mobile hotspot on wheels thanks to 4G LTE WiFi coverage now being introduced with select 2015 GM models. Now your passengers can connect to the internet on any of their mobile devices, with a quick and reliable connection that doesn’t drain your batteries as quickly. Surf the web, watch movies, check in on social media—you’re only a tap and a swipe away from all your favourite apps!