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OnStar and other safety features for your car


OnStar and other safety features for your car
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When you are in the market for a new car, or thinking about upgrading your current…

When you are in the market for a new car, or thinking about upgrading your current vehicle, consider the benefits of OnStar and other car safety features. Owning a vehicle with added safety features can increase your personal security and might also reduce your car insurance rates since many car insurance companies recognize that some safety features make your car less of a target for thieves and break-ins. If you're concerned about car and personal safety, you might benefit from installing some type of safety device in your vehicle.

How OnStar works

Unlike standard safety features, these are designed with a CDMA cellular connection and accessed or activated by a colored button. The system might include turn-by-turn navigation, roadside assistance and automatic crash response. General Motors designed this system exclusively for certain makes and models of its vehicles. The system gathers data from a diagnostics system and uses CDMA cellular technology to transmit data. It's easy to use and can give you some peace of mind when driving in new neighborhoods or going on a road trip. Just bear in mind that there is a monthly fee associated with the service.

Other car safety features

When you want to increase the safety and security of your vehicle, you might consider subscribing to a service like OnStar and talking to your auto technician about additional safety features for your car. If you live in an Atlanta neighborhood where safety is a concern, consider safety features, such as car alarms, air bags, head restraints and a better traction control system. Some newer car models are already installed with all of these safety features while others may need an upgrade. Review your options and get quotes on the price of different features and installation costs from reputable auto service providers in the area.

Increasing the safety and security of your vehicle with OnStar services and add-on car safety features can give you some peace of mind when your car is parked around the city of Atlanta, is left unattended for long periods of time, or when you are lending your vehicle to someone else.

An Atlanta auto repair and service provider can conduct an assessment of your vehicle and recommend safety features that would be a good fit for your vehicle and budget.


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