July 24, 2006

OnStar e-mail helps drivers improve fuel efficiency

Detroit – General Motors has added a new feature to OnStar’s monthly diagnostic e-mail that allows drivers to closely monitor conditions that can affect their fuel efficiency, including tire pressure and vehicle emissions.

‘OnStar Vehicle Diagnostics’, collects maintenance information on four of the vehicle’s key operating systems from hundreds of diagnostic checks and sends a personalized e-mail directly to the owner. The enhancements, being phased in throughout the remainder of 2006, will include tire pressure monitoring, E85 ethanol compatibility, enhanced vehicle emissions data and oil-life monitoring predictions to provide subscribers with real-time information on how they can help reduce gasoline consumption.

For more information, see www.onstar.com

Connect with Autos.ca