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Chevrolet Sonic Owner's Manual: Blizzard Conditions

Being stuck in snow can be a serious situation. Stay with the vehicle unless there is help nearby. If possible, use Roadside Assistance. See Roadside Assistance Program. To get help and keep everyone in the vehicle safe:

Warning

Snow can trap engine exhaust under the vehicle. This may cause exhaust gases to get inside. Engine exhaust contains carbon monoxide (CO) which cannot be seen or smelled. It can cause unconsciousness and even death.

If the vehicle is stuck in the snow:

For more information about carbon monoxide, see Engine Exhaust.

To save fuel, run the engine for only short periods as needed to warm the vehicle and then shut the engine off and close the window most of the way to save heat. Repeat this until help arrives but only when you feel really uncomfortable from the cold. Moving about to keep warm also helps.

If it takes some time for help to arrive, now and then when you run the engine, push the accelerator pedal slightly so the engine runs faster than the idle speed. This keeps the battery charged to restart the vehicle and to signal for help with the headlamps. Do this as little as possible to save fuel.

Driving on Snow or Ice
Drive carefully when there is snow or ice between the tires and the road, creating less traction or grip. Wet ice can occur at about 0°C (32°F) when freezing rain begins to fall, resulting in e ...

If the Vehicle Is Stuck
Slowly and cautiously spin the wheels to free the vehicle when stuck in sand, mud, ice, or snow. If stuck too severely for the traction system to free the vehicle, turn the traction system off an ...

Other materials:

Front Wheel Drive Intermediate Shaft Replacement
Front Wheel Drive Intermediate Shaft Replacement Callout Component Name Preliminary Procedure Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle. Remove the wheel drive shaft assembly from the vehicle ...

Water Pump Pulley Replacement (LUW)
Removal Procedure Remove the air cleaner housing. Refer to  Air Cleaner Assembly Replacement. Support the engine with a suitable jack. Remove the engine mount. Refer to Engine Mount Replacement. Raise engine to access the bolts. Loosen the 3 water pu ...

Air Cleaner Element Replacement
Removal Procedure Disconnect mass air flow sensor wiring harness plug (2) from mass air flow sensor (3). Unclip mass air flow sensor wiring harness retainer clip from air cleaner housing (1). Remove the air cleaner outlet duct clamp̴ ...

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