Family Link is an optional service allowing subscribers to stay connected to their loved ones when driving an OnStar-equipped vehicle.
Getting a driver’s license is one of the most important milestones in a teenager’s life. It means freedom, independence, adventure and responsibility. Becoming a safe and responsible driver is one of the best things you can do for yourself, your family and other motorists on the road with you.
It may be tempting to eat, drink, flip around the radio dial, or play music loudly while you’re cruising around town; however, all can cause your mind or vision to wander, even for a few seconds. And, that can be enough for an inexperienced driver to lose control of your car, or not notice an obstacle in the road.
Watch the Weather
In inclement weather, it is even more dangerous for a young driver to be on the road due to their inexperience handling the car in those situations. Teach your child how to confidently handle weather challenges. Consider sending the teen to a driving school to learn car control techniques in a safe environment, preparing them to manage a skid or hydroplaning incident before they are faced with such challenges alone.
OnStar’s “Family Link” program is an optional service aimed at keeping OnStar subscribers connected to their vehicles while loved ones were behind the wheel. The Family Link’s Vehicle Locate feature lets a parent check on their child’s progress or help determine when he/she might be home safe and sound. That means peace of mind for them and their loved ones while they’re on the road.
Closing its first full year, the Encore became the Buick lineup’s fifth model and second crossover, ringing up sales success in one of the industry’s fastest-growing segments. “Right out of the gate, demand for the Encore was high,” said Tony DiSalle, vice president of Buick marketing.
As one of the first luxury crossovers of its size, Encore’s U.S. retail sales reached 31,046 units during its first full year of sales. Globally, the Encore sold 97,311 vehicles in calendar year 2013, helping Buick set its global sales record of 1,032,056 last year.
Encore customers cite good fuel economy, high quality and exterior design as the top reasons for purchase, with one in two buyers coming from a non-General Motors brand.
Keeping the correct air pressure in your tires is as important as a tune-up on your engine. In fact, the economic benefits may be even greater. With the right amount of air pressure, your tires will wear longer, save fuel, and enhance handling.
If you don’t check air pressure on a routine basis and fail to maintain a proper PSI can result in poor gas milage, reduce tire life, and affect vehicle handling.
For more vehicle safety tips, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s SaferCar.gov.
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