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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:

Steering Linkage Outer Tie Rod Replacement
Steering Linkage Outer Tie Rod Replacement Callout Component Name Preliminary Procedures Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle. Remove the front tire and wheel assembly. Refer to Tire and ...

Internal Components Removal
Internal Components Removal Callout Component Name 1 1??? Clutch Backing Plate Retainer Ring Warning: The retainer is under tension. Use care when removing or installing the retainer. Personal injury could r ...

Mirror Adjustment
Exterior Mirrors Manual Outside Mirrors Move the control up, down, or side to side to adjust the mirror. See Manual Mirrors. Power Outside Mirrors For vehicles with power outside mirrors: 1. Select the mirror by moving the selector switch to L for the driver side or R for the passenger s ...

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