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Chevrolet Sonic Owner's Manual: Driving on Wet Roads

Rain and wet roads can reduce vehicle traction and affect your ability to stop and accelerate. Always drive slower in these types of driving conditions and avoid driving through large puddles and deep‐standing or flowing water.

Warning

Wet brakes can cause crashes. They might not work as well in a quick stop and could cause pulling to one side. You could lose control of the vehicle.

After driving through a large puddle of water or a car/vehicle wash, lightly apply the brake pedal until the brakes work normally.

Flowing or rushing water creates strong forces. Driving through flowing water could cause the vehicle to be carried away. If this happens, you and other vehicle occupants could drown. Do not ignore police warnings and be very cautious about trying to drive through flowing water.

Loss of Control
Skidding There are three types of skids that correspond to the vehicle's three control systems: Braking Skid — wheels are not rolling. Steering or Cornering Skid — too much speed or s ...

Hydroplaning
Hydroplaning is dangerous. Water can build up under the vehicle's tires so they actually ride on the water. This can happen if the road is wet enough and you are going fast enough. When the ve ...

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Instrument Panel Lower Trim Pad Cover Replacement (With AAL)
Instrument Panel Lower Trim Pad Cover Replacement Callout Component Name Preliminary Procedure Disable the SIR system. Refer to SIR Disabling and Enabling. 1 Instrument Panel Lower Trim Pad Fastener ...

Tools and Equipment
Special tools are listed and illustrated throughout this section with a complete listing at the end of the section. These tools, or their equivalents, are specially designed to quickly and safely accomplish the operations for which they are intended. The use of these special tools will also mi ...

Transmission Assemble (Gen 1)
Special Tools 3-9506289 Universal Adapter R-0007758 Holding Fixture S-9407197 Differential Rotating Tool S-9407198 Differential Bearing Race Wrench For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Install the clutch and differential housing assembly (1) onto ...

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