CARS.COM — From keeping tabs on your bank account to coordinating calendars with your spouse, you can manage many different aspects of your life with your smartphone. With the new myChevrolet mobile app, you can also use your smartphone to stay connected with another key aspect of your life: your Chevy vehicle.
Available for iPhone and Android smartphones, the new myChevrolet mobile app consolidates features from two previous GM apps. We spent a few days testing it with a 2016 Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan; here are five features that really stood out.
Some of the features included with the myChevrolet app, like the ability to lock and unlock your Chevrolet vehicle and remotely start it (if equipped with remote start), are also available from the key fob. However, while you typically need to be relatively close and in sight of your car to use the key fob to, say, remotely start it, the app doesn’t have those limitations; if you want, you could start your engine using the app on your phone when you’re on vacation hundreds of miles away. That’s probably not the best use of the feature, but its practicality becomes clear in other situations. I used the app to start the Cruze from Cars.com’s downtown Chicago office and then walked across the street where it was parked to find it quietly idling.