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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:

Body Rear Seat Back Trim Panel Replacement (with AMA/AM7)
Body Rear Seat Back Trim Panel Replacement Callout Component Name Preliminary Procedure Remove the body side trim panel. Refer to Body Side Trim Panel Replacement. 1 Body Rear Seat Back Trim Pane ...

Driver or Passenger Seat Removal and Installation
Driver or Passenger Seat Removal and Installation Callout Component Name Warning: Refer to SIR Warning. Preliminary Procedures Disable the SIR system. Refer to SIR Disabling and Enabling. Disconnect the fr ...

Air Intake System Description
Circuit/System Description The primary function of the air intake system is to provide filtered air to the engine. The system uses a filter element mounted in a housing. The filter housing is remotely mounted and uses intake ducts to route the incoming air into the throttle body. T ...

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