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Chevrolet Sonic Owner's Manual: Hill and Mountain Roads

Driving on steep hills or through mountains is different than driving on flat or rolling terrain. Tips for driving in these conditions include:


Using the brakes to slow the vehicle on a long downhill slope can cause brake overheating, can reduce brake performance, and could result in a loss of braking. Shift the transmission to a lower gear to let the engine assist the brakes on a steep downhill slope.


Coasting downhill in N (Neutral) or with the ignition off is dangerous. This can cause overheating of the brakes and loss of steering. Always have the engine running and the vehicle in gear.

Highway Hypnosis
Always be alert and pay attention to your surroundings while driving. If you become tired or sleepy, find a safe place to park the vehicle and rest. Other driving tips include: Keep the vehicle ...

Winter Driving

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Selecting the Alert Timing
The Collision Alert control is on the steering wheel. Press COLLISION ALERT to set the alert timing to far, medium, near or off. The first button press shows the current control setting on the DIC. Additional button presses will change this setting. The chosen setting will remain until it is ...

Rear Brake Hose Replacement (Body to Axle - Drum Brake)
Removal Procedure Warning: Refer to Brake Dust Warning. Warning: Refer to Brake Fluid Irritant Warning. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle. Remove the tire and wheel assembly. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Install ...

Timing Belt Rear Cover Replacement
Timing Belt Rear Cover Replacement Callout Component Name Preliminary Procedures Remove the camshaft sprocket. Refer to Camshaft Sprocket Replacement 1 Timing Belt Rear Cover Fastener (Qty  ...

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