Word on the street is that Chevrolet first considered installing a crystal ball on the dash, but there were reliability and visibility issues, so they settled on the Onstar Proactive Alerts technology instead.
How can Chevy know a problem is going to happen before it happens? Magic! Just kidding, of course. It’s just really, really good engineering, something for which Chevrolet is very well-known.
Chevrolet vehicles are full of all kinds of sensors. Though the starter motor, fuel pump or 12-volt battery may not yet be performing below standard, these sensors can detect subtle changes, which are then analyzed for anomalies. This helps keep your vehicle in better shape by detect problems before they actually occur, and can potentially harm your vehicle.
So, when anomalies are detected, the system creates an alert. For those who opt in for the service, which right now includes owners of the 2016 Chevy Silverado, Tahoe, Suburban, Corvette and Equinox, Onstar Proactive Alerts will pass along information about the component and suggest inspection.
Steve Holland, tech expert at Chevrolet, explains how the new technology is all about “peace of mind.” Chevy knows that having confidence in your vehicle is the key to happy ownership.
If you are looking for a new Chevy vehicle with OnStar Proactive Alerts, stop by Don Brown Chevrolet today and we can hook you up!