Printer Friendly

Medialink: Car Care Advice ... From Your Car.

Is it time to take your automobile in for maintenance? If your car could talk, it might just say no.

As cars and trucks become more technologically advanced, knowing how to maintain them can be confusing. But a unique new diagnostics service is making it easier to monitor key car systems by sending the owner individualized results in a monthly e-mail report.

OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics by GM uses wireless technology to send data on hundreds of critical car operations controlled by the engine/transmission, anti-lock brake, and airbag systems. Monthly e-mail reports then help the owner to decide when to take the car in for service or maintenance.

"People want to keep their cars in top shape, but don't always know how to sort through maintenance needs," said Courtney Caldwell, editor-in-chief, ROAD & TRAVEL Magazine. "With this diagnostics program, it's easier to see what areas need attention."

The diagnostics service is exclusive to General Motors vehicles and is available at no additional charge to eligible OnStar subscribers. The service is available in most 2004 - 2006 GM cars that are equipped with the GM Oil Life System. Diagnostic capabilities vary by model.

For the full story, go to

ABOUT MEDIALINK FEATURES: Medialink Features provides free, ready-to-run, non-copyrighted news features, fillers and photos to newspaper and online editors. To download copy and photos, please visit

NOTE TO EDITORS: All copy and photography is available for free and unrestricted use with Medialink Features (MF) dateline attribution.
COPYRIGHT 2005 Business Wire
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2005, Gale Group. All rights reserved. Gale Group is a Thomson Corporation Company.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Business Wire
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Dec 19, 2005
Previous Article:ENIRA Ships Network Response 4.0; Automates Fast, Effective Response to Network Incidents with Threat-Level Mapping and User Quarantines.
Next Article:Sprint Nextel Closes New Bank Credit Facility.

Related Articles
Medialink: L.A. Auto Show 2006.
Medialink: Detroit Auto Show 2006 -- Hybrids Shine.
Medialink: 2007 Crossover Utility Vehicle (CUV) on Leading Edge of Automotive Trend.
Medialink: Chrysler Unveils Groundbreaking Vehicles at Detroit Auto Show.
Medialink: Concept to Reality.
VIDEO from Medialink: New Car Care Technology.
VIDEO from Medialink: Online Shoppers Driving Auto Sales Up.
VIDEO from Medialink: The Camaro Concept Car: The Critics' Choice.
VIDEO from Medialink: Former President Bill Clinton to Receive the First Ever Presidential Hybrid Car.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2018 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters