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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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Accessory Power Receptacle Replacement
Special Tools EL-42059 Cigar Lighter Socket Remover . For equivalent regional tools. Refer to Special Tools Removal Procedure Remove the auxiliary power outlet fuse from the fuse block. Remove the receptacle: Look into the receptacle. There are two 3?€‰mm ( ...

Fluid Pump Selective Measurement
Fluid Pump Selective Measurement Callout Component Name 1 A/Trans Fluid Pump Body Note: Measure the distance from the bottom of a gauge bar to the bottom of the pump rotor cavity. Refer to Fluid Pump Sel ...

Jump Starting
For more information about the vehicle battery, see Battery. If the battery has run down, try to use another vehicle and some jumper cables to start your vehicle. Be sure to use the following steps to do it safely. Warning Batteries can hurt you. They can be dangerous because: . They contai ...

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