Add OnStar Coverage to Your Vehicle This Winter

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Winter presents some of the most dangerous and difficult road conditions that drivers face, making driving in the wintertime a stressful endeavor. To feel more confident behind the wheel during the cold months, you should add OnStar® safety and security coverage to your Chevy or Buick vehicle, ensuring that you’re covered for whatever you may need on the road.

OnStar® safety and security services

OnStar® coverage gives you both access to critical services while on the road as well as peace of mind. While driving in the snow, freezing rain, and/or on icy roads, services such as Automatic Crash Response, Roadside Assistance, Emergency Services, Crisis Assist, and easy push-button access to an OnStar® advisor make you feel like you have help at the ready if you need it. Whether your car’s battery fails or you require emergency services, OnStar® will provide you with whatever help you need. You’ll even be grateful for OnStar®’s Turn-by-Turn Navigation service, which makes for easy navigation so you can focus on driving.

Eligibility and enrollment

OnStar® coverage is available on any eligible and properly-equipped Chevrolet or Buick vehicle from the 2006 model year or newer. To enroll, either push the blue OnStar® button in your vehicle and inform the OnStar advisor that you’d like to enroll or visit activate.onstar.com.

Want to learn more about OnStar®? Stop into Bill Roberts Chevy Buick.

Chevrolet Offers Three Months of Free OnStar® Coverage this Winter

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More than 19 million Chevrolet customers are eligible to receive up to three months of complimentary OnStar® coverage starting Jan. 9. The offer provides drivers with access to essential services like Automatic Crash Response, Roadside Assistance, Emergency Services, and Crisis Assist, all of which provides extra confidence when driving in the snow.

“These services can help Chevy customers drive with confidence during some of the most dangerous times to be on the road,” said Paul Edwards, U.S. vice president of Chevrolet Marketing. “With OnStar, we’re bringing peace of mind to owners, knowing that an advisor is ready to help.”

OnStar® is accessible through the Chevrolet touchscreen or phone apps. To receive your free three months, you need only press the blue OnStar® button in your vehicle and tell the advisor that you’d like the complimentary OnStar® Safety & Security offer. You’ll get one month regardless and two additional months if you put a credit card on file for monthly renewal.   

The offer is good through Jan. 23 and any eligible and properly equipped Chevrolet 2006 or newer qualifies. If you have any more questions about the OnStar® Safety & Security, OnStar® services, or the latest Chevrolet vehicles, stop into Bill Roberts Chevrolet Buick.

Amazon Key App Allows Delivery to Chevrolet Vehicles

Chevrolet is always working to create vehicles that offer the latest in connectivity and convenience technologies. The American automaker recently partnered with Amazon to take convenience to even greater heights. Chevrolet drivers can now have packages delivered directly to their vehicle thanks to the Amazon Key App.

Amazon Key App Allows Delivery to Chevrolet Vehicles

Direct Package Delivery

Thanks to the new Amazon-General Motors partnership, more than seven million drivers of 2015 model year and newer vehicles can have their packages delivered directly to their car. The convenience is free to Amazon Prime members with an OnStar® account.

Adding Value

“This is another example of how we provide customers with technologies that add value and enhance the ownership experience,” said Alan Batey, President of General Motors North America.

Set Up

Setting up deliveries with the Amazon Key App is a breeze. Owners simply need to link their Amazon and OnStar® accounts. After that, Amazon customers can shop online and select “In-Car” delivery when they’re ready to checkout.

It’s a Breeze

The Amazon Key App doesn’t require an extra data plan, new hardware, or anything in between. The system uses the existing built-in 4G LTE connectivity to lock and unlock the doors. Drivers will be notified via the app when the delivery is on its way to their vehicle. They’ll receive another notification once the package is in their vehicle.

Stop By

Interested in upgrading to a compatible model? Stop by Bill Roberts Chevrolet and take a closer look at all of the available models on our lot.

What is Magnetic Ride Control?

General Motors released Magnetic Ride Control over a decade ago and it stands as one of the most advanced suspension systems currently on the road. However, despite being one of the most advanced technologies in today’s vehicles, it’s fairly simple to explain. Let us here at Bill Roberts Chevrolet walk you through how Magnetic Ride Control works.

Known as the fastest reacting suspension system around the globe, Magnetic Ride Control makes every ride a smooth one. The shock absorbers are filled with a unique polymer fluid that includes magnetized iron particles. Electromagnetic coils wrap around the shock absorbers and, when they detect an electric charge, the polymer fluid can change from a free-flowing state to a rubber-like density in a split second.

2015 Chevrolet SS with Magnetic Ride ControlAn Electronic Control Unit and sensors read the road conditions as many as 1,000 times per second and adjust the system accordingly. Capable of detecting every crack, bump, and pothole as the car hits it, Magnetic Ride Control adjusts instantaneously, effectively providing a smoother ride, less vibration, and improved handling.

That combination makes Magnetic Ride Control perfect for almost any terrain. Track-oriented vehicles benefit from improved handling while cruising on country roads are as smooth as can be. First debuting on the 2002 Cadillac Seville STS, Magnetic Ride Control is bound to stick around for years to come.

OnStar Proactive Alerts Help Drivers Avoid Potential Repairs

One of the stressful parts of owning a car is keeping up with the maintenance. Even if you come in for regular service, there’s always the chance that an unpredictable issue might come up.

But are all issues unpredictable? Not according to Chevrolet, who introduced OnStar Proactive Alerts, the industry’s first predictive technology that allows your vehicle to warn you about potential maintenance needs before they even occur.

OnStar Proactive AlertsOnStar Proactive Alerts is inspired by the technology used on the Boeing 787, which sends in-flight messages to ground crews about parts that need inspection before the plane arrives. When Chevrolet owners opt-in to the service after buying a car at Bill Roberts Chevrolet, the system will continually monitor the health of the vehicle’s fuel pump, 12-volt battery, and starter motor. If any anomalies are detected, OnStar will notify the driver to take their vehicle in for service. This will help owners catch otherwise hard-to-detect problems and save on repairs.

“With Proactive Alerts, we now can offer customers even greater peace-of-mind by taking the guesswork out of when to service their vehicle,” said Steve Holland, GM chief technologist for Vehicle Health Management.