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Chevrolet Sonic Owner's Manual: Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools

Chevrolet Sonic Owner's Manual / Vehicle Care / Wheels and Tires / Tire Changing / Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools

Warning

Storing a jack, a tire, or other equipment in the passenger compartment of the vehicle could cause injury. In a sudden stop or collision, loose equipment could strike someone. Store all these in the proper place.

Storing the Flat Tire and Tools

1. Return the jack and tools to their original storage location.

2. Replace the trim cover.

3. Place the flat tire, lying flat, in the rear storage compartment.

If the vehicle is a sedan the flat tire should be against the back of the rear seats.

If the vehicle is a hatchback the flat tire should be against the back of the trunk.

4. Attach one end of the strap to a cargo tie-down in the rear of the vehicle.


4. Attach one end of the strap to a cargo tie-down in the rear of the vehicle.

Sedan


Sedan

Hatchback


Hatchback

5. Route the strap through the wheel, as shown.

6. Attach the other end of the strap to the other cargo tie-down in the rear of the vehicle.

7. Tighten the strap.

Storing the Compact Spare Tire and Tools

Reverse the instructions for removing the spare tire and tools to store the compact spare tire.

The compact spare tire is for temporary use only. Replace the compact spare tire with a full-size tire as soon as you can. See Compact Spare Tire

Removing the Flat Tire and Installing the Spare Tire
1. Do a safety check before proceeding. See If a Tire Goes Flat. 2. Remove the wheel cover, if the vehicle has one, to reach the wheel bolts. 3. Turn the wheel nuts counterclockwise to loosen th ...

Compact Spare Tire
Warning Driving with more than one compact spare tire at a time could result in loss of braking and handling. This could lead to a crash and you or others could be injured. Use only one compact s ...

Other materials:

Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
The StabiliTrak or Traction Control System (TCS) indicator/warning light comes on briefly when the engine is started. If the light does not come on, have the vehicle serviced by your dealer. If the system is working normally, the indicator light turns off. If the light is on and not flashing ...

Rear Side Door Replacement
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Roof Rail Front Assist Handle Replacement
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