The new offering is designed to give customers "greater peace-of-mind by taking the guesswork out of when to service their vehicle," said Steve Holland, chief technologist for Vehicle Health Management at GM, in a statement.
The service monitors the status of the vehicle's starter motor, fuel pump and 12-volt battery.
If a problem is detected, the system will automatically send the driver a message through an in-vehicle notification and either an e-mail or a text message based on the customer preference.
Proactive Alerts are offered with all OnStar service plans on eligible models, including the OnStar Basic Plan that comes standard for five years on new Chevrolet vehicles.
"In the future, plans are in place for Proactive Alerts to monitor additional vehicle components and expand to other Chevrolet models," GM said.
Edmunds says: Chevrolet owners must opt in to the service, so there is a choice here for customers. Many will find this is a great way to stay ahead of any issues with their vehicle.