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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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Brake Drum Surface and Wear Inspection
Special Tools CH-8001 Dial Indicator Set For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Warning: Refer to Brake Dust Warning. With the brake drum removed, clean the brake shoe lining contact surface of the brake drum with denatured alcohol or an equivalent approved brak ...

Steering Wheel Airbag Coil Replacement
Steering Wheel Airbag Coil Replacement Callout Component Name Preliminary Procedures Remove the steering wheel. Refer to Steering Wheel Replacement. Remove the steering column upper trim cover. Refer to Steering Column ...

Crankshaft Front Oil Seal Installation
Special Tools EN-6351 Mounting Sleeves For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Clean the sealing surfaces. Slide the EN-6351 sleeves  (2) protective sleeve onto the crankshaft journal. Slide the crankshaft front oil seal (1) over the protective sleev ...

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