Yes OnStar can remotely start your car for you. If you’re an OnStar subscriber you can request a remote start by pushing your blue OnStar button and asking the OnStar Advisor to start your car. The OnStar Advisor will then verify that your car is parked in a legal and safe location and if everything checks out they’ll remotely start your car for you.
OnStar can also remotely start your car if you’re not an OnStar subscriber but you will need to set up an OnStar account and add your car to your account before you can request a remote start. To do this you’ll need to either call OnStar customer service or go to the OnStar website and create an account. Once you have an account you can add your car by providing your car’s make model and year.
Once your car is added to your OnStar account you can request a remote start by logging into your account on the OnStar website and selecting the “Remote Start” option. You’ll then be prompted to enter your car’s location and the desired start time. Once everything is entered OnStar will remotely start your car for you.
There are a few things to keep in mind when using the OnStar remote start feature. First your car must be parked in a legal and safe location. OnStar will not remotely start your car if it’s not in a legal or safe location. Second the OnStar remote start feature is intended for use with cars that have an automatic transmission. If your car has a manual transmission OnStar will not be able to remotely start your car. Finally the OnStar remote start feature is only available during certain hours. OnStar customer service can provide you with more information about the hours of operation for the remote start feature.
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What is OnStar?
OnStar is a subsidiary of General Motors that provides subscription-based communications in-vehicle security hands free calling turn-by-turn navigation and remote diagnostics systems throughout the United States Canada China Mexico Europe Brazil and Argentina.
How much does OnStar cost?
OnStar plans start at $199 per year.
What services does OnStar offer?
OnStar offers a variety of services such as automatic crash response emergency services turn-by-turn navigation stolen vehicle assistance hands free calling and more.
What is the OnStar RemoteLink app?
The OnStar RemoteLink app is a free app that allows OnStar subscribers to control their vehicle remotely.
With the app you can remotely start your vehicle lock and unlock doors honk the horn and more.
How do I get the OnStar RemoteLink app?
The OnStar RemoteLink app is available for download on iOS and Android devices.
What is the OnStar Remote Start service?
The OnStar Remote Start service allows you to start your vehicle remotely using the OnStar RemoteLink app.
How does the OnStar Remote Start service work?
To use the OnStar Remote Start service simply open the OnStar RemoteLink app and press the “Remote Start” button.
Your vehicle will then start and run for 10 minutes.
What is the OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation service?
The OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation service provides voice-guided directions to your destination.
How does the OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation service work?
To use the OnStar Turn-by-Turn Navigation service simply press the blue OnStar button in your vehicle and tell the OnStar Advisor where you’d like to go.
The Advisor will then provide turn-by-turn directions to your destination.
What is the OnStar Stolen Vehicle Assistance service?
The OnStar Stolen Vehicle Assistance service can help law enforcement locate your vehicle if it’s stolen.
How does the OnStar Stolen Vehicle Assistance service work?
If your vehicle is stolen simply call the OnStar Stolen Vehicle Assistance service and an Advisor will work with law enforcement to help locate your vehicle.
What is the OnStar Emergency Services service?
The OnStar Emergency Services service can provide assistance in the event of an emergency.
How does the OnStar Emergency Services service work?
If you have an emergency simply press the blue OnStar button in your vehicle and an Advisor will dispatch emergency services to your location.
What is the OnStar Hands Free Calling service?
The OnStar Hands Free Calling service allows you to make and receive hands-free calls from your vehicle.
How does the OnStar Hands Free Calling service work?
To use the OnStar Hands Free Calling service simply press the blue OnStar button in your vehicle and speak the name of the person you’d like to call.