Many of the new vehicles offered at Checkered Flag stores are either available with, or automatically include navigation services, roadside assistance, or hands free calling. For people like me who may have purchased their vehicles from Checkered Flag a few years ago, when these services were not so widespread, there is a new option.
Starting this week, auto owners can pick up a new version of the top rated OnStar system from their local BestBuy store. In past years, OnStar was only available on GM vehicles. Now OnStar is offering a new product called OnStar FMV (For My Vehicle) system that is compatible with most vehicles on the road today. To check if your vehicle is compatible with the new OnStar FMV system use the following link: OnStar compatibility
The OnStar FMV must be installed, and can require certain additional parts, depending on your model vehicle. For the current price of $375 (plus monthly service fee), the OnStar system is well worth a major increase in peace of mind for most drivers.
The new system includes:
# Compatible with most vehicles
For wide-ranging use (OnStar service required, ranging from $18.95 to $28.90 per month. Additional fees may apply).
# Automatic crash response
Via a built-in sensor that can automatically send an alert to an OnStar advisor. If you are unable to respond, the advisor can use GPS technology to pinpoint the location of your vehicle and send help.
# Emergency services
Give you a priority connection to a specially trained advisor at any time, day or night.
# Roadside assistance and stolen vehicle assistance
Can help lead licensed motor club carrier service providers or police to the exact GPS location of your vehicle.
# Turn-by-turn GPS
Provides voice-guided driving instructions to get you to your destination.
# Hands-free calling
Stay connected even without your mobile phone via a wireless service.
# Bluetooth capability
Easily make and receive calls through your mobile phone.
# Professional installation is required for this product.
# Price includes cost of basic installation.
# Additional parts and labor bmay be required.
# NOTE: A $5 materials fee will be charged at time of installation. The cost of additional parts and labor typically ranges from $5 - $200, depending upon vehicle make & model
One important thing to remember is that altering your vehicle can affect your warranty when an installation is performed somewhere other than an authorized automotive dealer. Your Checkered Flag brand may have a similar system available for your make and model. Call your Checkered Flag store, service center, or parts department at (757)490-1111 for information on our installation options for navigation or other vehicle additions.