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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 ...

Other materials:

Front Floor Console Cup Holder Replacement
Front Floor Console Cup Holder Replacement Callout Component Name Preliminary Procedure Remove the front floor console assembly. Refer to Front Floor Console Replacement. 1 Front Floor Console C ...

Windshield Side Garnish Molding Replacement
Windshield Side Garnish Molding Replacement Callout Component Name Preliminary Procedures Disable the SIR system, if equipped. Refer to SIR Disabling and Enabling. 1 Windshield Side Garnish Moldi ...

Starting Procedure
1. With your foot off the accelerator pedal, turn the ignition to START. When the engine cranks, let go of the key. The idle speed will go down as the engine gets warm. The vehicle has a Computer-Controlled Cranking System. It assists in starting the engine and protects components. If the ign ...

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