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Chevrolet Sonic Owner's Manual: Braking

Braking action involves perception time and reaction time. Deciding to push the brake pedal is perception time. Actually doing it is reaction time.

Average driver reaction time is about three-quarters of a second. In that time, a vehicle moving at 100 km/h (60 mph) travels 20m (66 ft), which could be a lot of distance in an emergency.

Helpful braking tips to keep in mind include:

If the engine ever stops while the vehicle is being driven, brake normally but do not pump the brakes. Doing so could make the pedal harder to push down. If the engine stops, there will be some power brake assist but it will be used when the brake is applied. Once the power assist is used up, it can take longer to stop and the brake pedal will be harder to push.

Control of a Vehicle
Braking, steering, and accelerating are important factors in helping to control a vehicle while driving. ...

Steering
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Other materials:

Drum Brake Hardware Replacement (J93, J94)
Removal Procedure Warning: Refer to Brake Dust Warning. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle. Remove the tire and wheel assembly. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation. Remove the brake drum. Refer to Brake Drum R ...

Tire Dismounting and Mounting (Match Mounting)
Match mounting is required on any wheel/tire assembly not within RFV specification. Important: If a wheel/tire assembly is not within the RFV specification after match mounting, the tire must be returned to the tire manufacturer. All wheel weights should be removed prior ...

Engine Mount Bracket Installation
Install the engine mount bracket (2). Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution. Install the 3 engine mount bracket bolts and tighten to  60 Y (45 lb ft) + 45?E0°. ...

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