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How to Setup Your New Chevy with the Chevrolet Owner Center

Sylvia Dana, sales consultant at Berger Chevrolet in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Sylvia Dana, sales consultant at Berger Chevrolet in Grand Rapids, Mich. 

I just had my first experience trading in my previous GM model car and trading it in for a new one. And I want to share something I learned! Last weekend, I traded my 2014 Cruze LT for a 2016 Chevy Cruze LT.

I got out of my lease a year early, but I decided it was worth it for a few perks I wanted to have in my life. In my new car, I’ve got Apple Car Play and 24/7. I wrote a separate post about how awesome my new Cruze. But what I want to talk about in this post is about what I learned logging into Chevrolet Owner Center.

  1. Onstar Welcome Call: One of the first things to do when you take delivery of a new Chevrolet is to complete your Onstar Welcome Call.
  2. Create an Onstar Account: I didn’t need to do this, because I had an Onstar account I had created with my previous Cruze. But, if you didn’t create an Onstar account with your previous GM vehicle at Onstar.Com or via your Onstar Remote Link app, then you will need to use your new Onstar account number to do so. (Your Onstar advisor can give this to you during the Welcome Call, or it will come in your first Onstar email.) Create a user name and password.
  3. Login to the Chevrolet Owner Center: Visit and use your Onstar username and password to login. I took delivery of my new Cruze 6 days ago and finally got around to logging in today. To my delight, a window popped up with a picture of my new car titled “Welcome to MyChevrolet Owner SetUp.” Chevrolet Owner Center New Owner Set Up
  4. Click on “Get started” to customize your Wi-Fi hotspot username and password and ensure your advanced diagnostic notifications.
  5. Learn to pair (or re-pair) your bluetooth deviceChevy bluetooth pairing
  6. Practice sending a navigation route to your car via Onstar Guidance.Chevy navigation
  7. Discover ways to use the MyChevrolet app.mychevyapp
  8. Track your vehicle’s warranty, as well as be notified if your vehicle has a recall and keep all your service records in one place.chevy warranty tracker
  9. There’s so much more you can do and learn at your Chevrolet Owner Center, such as watch how to videos about your vehicle’s features, flip through your owner’s manual.
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See my previous post about the Chevrolet Owner Center.





How to Manage Your GM Vehicles’ Service Needs in One Place

Sylvia Dana, sales consultant at Berger Chevrolet in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Sylvia Dana, sales consultant at Berger Chevrolet in Grand Rapids, Mich.

I finally logged in to the Chevrolet Owner Center at and it was glorious. It’s a comprehensive way to manage all the service, warranty and extra offers that come with your GM vehicle. And, you can manage all the GM vehicles in your household in one place!

If you took delivery of a new GM vehicle recently, check out How to Setup Your New Chevy with the Chevrolet Owner Center.

The best way to log in to the Owner Center is to use your account user name — usually your email address — and password. Or, you can create a new account, but it’s very convenient to have these accounts linked.

Side Note: Even if you don’t have an active Onstar account and your free trial has expired….it’s handy to have an Onstar account created if your vehicle is equipped with the Onstar system.


From the Chevrolet Owner Center, you will be able to access service records, read your owner’s manual, see how-to videos about your vehicle, be alerted to recall notices and even link to your SiriusXM, GM Rewards cards and Onstar accounts.


Using your Onstar account login, all the vehicles in your household associated with your Onstar account will populate in your Chevy Owner Center garage! In my garage, I can access my Chevy Cruze and my son’s Cruze as well. (His is the green one.) You can also add any other GM vehicles in your household to your garage.


By clicking on your vehicle’s profile, you get an overview of your total mileage and recall information. You can also request a service appointment online with your preferred dealer!


From your Chevy Owner Center maintenance icon, you can also see your scheduled maintenance, i.e. when the next oil change and tire rotation is recommended.


From your Chevrolet Owner Center, you can also view your vehicle’s warranty information. Notice my 2-Year Scheduled Maintenance Warranty is expired. Bummer!


From you Chevrolet Owner Center account page, you can update your personal information, as well as view your linked Onstar, GM Rewards cards and SiriusXM Satellite accounts.


Login to your Chevrolet Owner Center today or contact me for details.

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How To Qualify for the GM Recall Discount

Do you own a Pontiac, Saturn or older Chevrolet? If so, you might qualify for GM Employee Pricing on the purchase or lease of a new Chevrolet! It’s called the GM Recall Discount and, just like the GM Employee Discount, it’s the best discount you can receive on a GM vehicle.To sweeten the deal, you can use this discount on top of all factory rebates and some manufacturer incentives. General Motors is keeping the GM Recall Discount offer on the down low, and it’s only available for a limited time. So, here’s the scoop:

Usually, only family members of a GM Employee or Retiree can take advantage of the Employee Vehicle Purchase Program. But now through Jan. 5, 2015, General Motors is offering special Employee Pricing on the purchase or lease of 2014-2015 vehicles to people who own one of the following:

  • 2005-2010 Cobalt
  • 2006-2011 HHR
  • 2007-2010 Pontiac G5
  • 2007-2010 Saturn Sky
  • 2003-2007 Saturn Ion
  • 2006-2010 Pontiac Solstice

All you need is a current registration or title* of one of the qualifying GM recall vehicles list above in order to receive the GM Recall Discount (a.k.a. discount code LDN). You don’t have to trade in the qualifying vehicle to receive the discount. *If the registration does not show your name, then you must also provide proof of insurance, with your name on it, for the qualifying VIN.

In addition, these owners can also use GM Card points on top of this offer. Or, these owners can use a $500 discount offer on Certified Pre-Owned Chevy models.

For more information, please contact Sylvia at Berger Chevrolet in Grand Rapids, Michigan, 616-575-9624.

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