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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:

Liftgate Adjustment
Liftgate Adjustment Callout Component Name 1 Liftgate Caution: Refer to Fastener Caution. Procedure Loosen the 4 liftgate hinge bolts to adjust the liftgate. Adjust the liftgate in order to obtai ...

Tires and Wheels Description and Operation (Equipment)
GM Recommended Tire Balancer Hunter RF33 Road Force balancer or equivalent with the following options: Auto Clamp – allows for centering repeatability and prevent damage to the wheel. Wheel Lift – helps prevent wheel damage and assists in the accuracy of the placeme ...

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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