GMC My APP Tips and Tricks

More new vehicles than ever are coming equipped with advanced technological features. One such feature in newer GMC vehicles is integration with the myGMC app. This app allows you to use your smartphone to interact with your vehicle anywhere. You can unlock or lock your vehicle, remote start it, view your tire pressure, and much more without having to go out and physically do it. This article will give you more information on the myGMC app along with some tips and tricks on using it.

Navigating the myGMC App Home Screen

iPhone by William Hook is licensed with CC BY-SA 2.0

The home screen of the myGMC app is user-friendly and intuitive, meaning you'll find it easy to understand and use.

How Much Does the myGMC App Cost?

The myGMC app offers a Basic Plan, which is complimentary for five years. You can also opt for the OnStar Connected Access Plan, which is free for 10 years from the date of purchase, depending on which year you purchase your GMC vehicle. These plans are only available for the vehicle's original owner and cannot be transferred between owners.

If you're not the original owner of the vehicle, you can choose from four different plans:

  • Remote Access: $14.99 per month.
  • Connected Vehicle Plan: $24.99 per month.
  • Essentials: $39.99 per month.
  • Premium: $49.99 per month.

Remote Access Plan

The Remote Access Plan on the myGMC app includes the following:

  • Remote start.
  • Remote lock/unlock.
  • Remote horn and lights.
  • Vehicle status.
  • Vehicle locate.
  • Send-to navigation.
  • On-demand diagnostics.

Connected Vehicle Plan

The Connected Vehicle Plan includes the following:

  • Automatic crash response.
  • Emergency services.
  • Stolen vehicle assistance.
  • Roadside assistance.
  • OnStar Guardian app.
  • Unlimited in-vehicle data.
  • In-vehicle apps.

Premium Plan

With the Premium Plan, you'll gain access to additional features, such as:

  • In-vehicle data to use the built-in Wi-Fi hotspot to connect up to seven devices.
  • Connected navigation with real-time traffic and point-of-interest updates within your vehicle's navigation system when properly equipped.
  • Built-in Alexa will allow you to take Amazon Alexa on the road with you.
  • HD streaming with all the current shows and movies from YouTube Kids, YouTube, Hulu, and more when properly equipped.

How To Remote Start Your Vehicle Through the myGMC App

Starting your vehicle through the myGMC app is easy. First, you'll need to download the app from the App Store for iPhone users or the Google Play store for Android users. If this is your first time using the app, you'll have to sign up using the same email you gave when you purchased your vehicle. If you're redownloading the app and already have an account, you must sign in using your previous credentials.

Once you've logged into the myGMC app, simply add your vehicle to the garage in the app. A power button will then appear, and you can start your engine. You'll have to press and hold the screen's power button until it alerts you that the command has been sent. A 20-minute timer will then be set, and after 20 minutes, your engine will turn off.

Can I Turn Off My Vehicle Remotely Through the myGMC App?

Turning your vehicle off through the myGMC app is as simple as starting. All you have to do is go to your vehicle in the app and tap and hold the engine power button, and your vehicle will power down. If you've previously started your vehicle through the myGMC app and start driving after your 20-minute timer runs out, your vehicle will turn off.

Other Features on the myGMC App

The myGMC app has various helpful features that are designed to make your life easier, especially when you're away from your vehicle. These features include:

  • Locking and unlocking the doors, including the trunk.
  • Tracking your vehicle's status from your phone, including the average fuel economy, fuel level, tire pressure, oil life, and odometer readings.
  • Locating your parked vehicle in the app (if you have the Remote Access plan). If you're using a parking meter, you can note where you've parked and even set a timer.
  • Activating the headlights or honk the horn remotely to make it easier to find your vehicle in a parking lot or garage if you need to remember where you've parked.
  • Managing settings directly from the app if you have an active Wi-Fi hotspot.
  • Roadside assistance for up to five years or 100,000 miles from the date of purchase. You can request a tire change, tow truck, jumpstart, and more.
  • Battery life monitoring and charging station location for electric cars.

Your vehicle will keep you updated about certain things, such as maintenance needs and oil life monitoring. When this happens, you don't have to remember to contact Uebelhor & Sons Buick GMC Vincennes to schedule your appointment with our certified service department. Instead, you can simply tap on the Vehicle Service/Schedule and Manage Service section within your myGMC app and choose our dealership to schedule your oil change, tire rotation, or other vehicle services.

Which GMC Vehicles Are Compatible With the myGMC App?

Every new GMC vehicle with a built-in Wi-Fi connection will be compatible with the myGMC app. If you want to discuss compatibility with one of our GMC specialists, contact us at 812-291-1621. If you're ready to upgrade to a new GMC, you can browse our current inventory to see which of our new vehicles are eligible for the myGMC app so you can make the most out of your vehicle.

Contact Uebelhor & Sons Buick GMC Vincennes for More Information

If you're interested in vehicles with myGMC app technology or have any questions, don't hesitate to contact the Uebelhor & Sons Buick GMC Vincennes team for more information. A team member will gladly answer your questions about the app and connectivity options. If you'd like this feature in your next vehicle, we can show you our in-stock selection of vehicle options. You can reach us at 812-291-1621 or stop by to see us at 626 Kimmell Road in Vincennes, Indiana, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Friday, closing at 5 p.m. on Saturday.