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Chevrolet Sonic Owner's Manual: Different Size Tires and Wheels

Chevrolet Sonic Owner's Manual / Vehicle Care / Wheels and Tires / Different Size Tires and Wheels

If wheels or tires are installed that are a different size than the original equipment wheels and tires, vehicle performance, including its braking, ride and handling characteristics, stability, and resistance to rollover may be affected. If the vehicle has electronic systems such as antilock brakes, rollover airbags, traction control, electronic stability control, or All-Wheel Drive, the performance of these systems can also be affected.

Warning

If different sized wheels are used, there may not be an acceptable level of performance and safety if tires not recommended for those wheels are selected. This increases the chance of a crash and serious injury. Only use GM specific wheel and tire systems developed for the vehicle, and have them properly installed by a GM certified technician.

See Buying New Tires  and Accessories and Modifications.

Buying New Tires
GM has developed and matched specific tires for the vehicle. The original equipment tires installed were designed to meet General Motors Tire Performance Criteria Specification (TPC Spec) system r ...

Uniform Tire Quality Grading
Quality grades can be found where applicable on the tire sidewall between tread shoulder and maximum section width. For example: Treadwear 200 Traction AA Temperature A The following information r ...

Other materials:

Front Fender Replacement
Front Fender Replacement Callout Component Name Preliminary Procedures Remove the front bumper fascia. Refer to Front Bumper Fascia Replacement. Remove the headlamp. Refer to Headlamp Replacement. Remove the front whe ...

Front Floor Console Cover Replacement (Automatic Transmission)
Front Floor Console Cover Replacement Callout Component Name 1 Front Floor Console Cover Assembly Procedures Apply the parking brake. Move the shifter from ?€?Park?€? to the ?€?Neutral?€? position. ...

Sunroof Housing Front Drain Hose Replacement
Sunroof Housing Front Drain Hose Replacement Callout Component Name Preliminary Procedure It is only necessary to lower the headliner. Only do those steps in the headliner replacement procedure that will lower the headliner ...

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