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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:

Tires
Every new GM vehicle has high-quality tires made by a leading tire manufacturer. See the warranty manual for information regarding the tire warranty and where to get service. For additional information refer to the tire manufacturer. Warning . Poorly maintained and improperly used tires are ...

Camshaft Replacement
Special Tools EN-422 Installer For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Removal Procedure Note: Take extreme care to prevent any scratches, nicks or damage to the camshafts and caps bearing surfaces. Remove the timing belt rear cover ( ...

Evaporative Emission Control System Description
Typical Evaporative Emission (EVAP) System Hose Routing Diagram (1) Evaporative Emissions (EVAP) Purge Solenoid Valve (2) EVAP Canister (3) EVAP Vapor Tube (4) Vapor Recirculation Tube (5) ...

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