What is Uconnect®?

2021 Ram 1500 Limited with 12-inch touchscreen


If you’re looking for a new Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, or RAM vehicle in the Pineville area, you might have come across the term “Uconnect®.” What is Uconnect®? In short, it’s a system of infotainment technology available on nearly every new vehicle from Tim Short Chrysler of Middlesboro. Uconnect® allows you to stay more connected than ever to your vehicle, with the ability to start the engine, lock and unlock the doors, and assess your vehicle’s health right from your smartphone! Uconnect® also encompasses the technology found inside your vehicle, such as smartphone integration, turn-by-turn directions, and Bluetooth connectivity. The team at Tim Short Chrysler of Middlesboro has all the details on Uconnect® in the guide below!



Uconnect® App

The centerpiece of the Uconnect® system is the available smartphone app, which allows you to perform a huge number of functions even when you’re away from your vehicle. Staying connected to your vehicle has never been so easy! Here’s just some of what you can do with the Uconnect® app:

  • Start the engine
  • Lock and unlock the doors
  • Send navigation directions to the car via Send ‘n Go™
  • Locate your vehicle via Vehicle Finder
  • Run a vehicle health report and check fluid levels

Uconnect® Access

If you’re interested in taking the conveniences of the Uconnect® app even further, consider subscribing to Uconnect® Access! When you subscribe, you’ll get even more sophisticated functionality for your vehicle, including:

  • Portable Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Emergency roadside assistance
  • 9-1-1 assistance
  • Performance Pages vehicle performance updates

SiriusXM® Guardian™

If your new Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, or RAM vehicle comes equipped with satellite radio, you’ll enjoy a six-month subscription to SiriusXM® Guardian™, which includes services like:

  • Stolen Vehicle Assistance
  • Customer Care concierge service
  • Roadside Assistance Call
  • SOS Call
  • Theft Alarm Notification

Other Uconnect® Features

In addition to giving you unparalleled access to your vehicle from your smartphone, Uconnect® also includes a wide variety of features and amenities integrated right into your vehicle’s infotainment system! Here are some highlights:

  • Turn-by-turn navigation
  • Apple CarPlay™ and Android Auto™
  • SiriusXM® Satellite Radio
  • Bluetooth® phone and audio connectivity

Can You Turn Uconnect® Off?

If you’ve done some research and decided that Uconnect® isn’t right for you, you might be wondering: can you turn Uconnect® off? Don’t worry! While you can’t disable the Uconnect® infotainment features inside your vehicle, using the smartphone app or SiriusXM® Guardian™ system is entirely optional. If you decide you don’t want to use the Uconnect® app, it won’t affect the functionality of your vehicle at all.

Discover the Uconnect® System at Tim Short Chrysler of Middlesboro!

If you have any questions about the Uconnect® system, feel free to contact our office! You can also stop by our dealership if you want to talk to a member of our team in person—we’re conveniently located near Harrogate and Ewing. If you’re looking for a new vehicle, be sure to check out our car buying tips!


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