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Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual: Tires and Wheels Description and Operation (Tire Identification)

Chevrolet Sonic Repair Manual / Chassis / Wheels/Tires / Wheels / Tires and Wheels Description and Operation (Tire Identification)

Identification
  • Accessory and warranty replacement must use TPC spec tires.
  • An outboard orientation stripe is added to the tread surface, with an offset toward the outboard tire face.
  • All GM approved tires (Production, Service and Accessory) have a TPC (Tire Performance Criteria) code.
  • A replacement tire that lacks the original TPC code will not meet the performance characteristics of the original tire, even if it is the same brand, model and size.
    • Force and Moment
    • Residual Aligning Torque (RAT)
    • Rolling Resistance
    • Braking Traction
    • Driving Traction
    • Uniformity
    • Noise
    • Dimensions
    • Mass
    • Rev/KM
    • High Speed
    • Air Retention
    • Electrical Resistance
    • Automatic Mounting
    • Endurance (ATE)
    • Treadwear
    • Chip/tear
    • Groove Wander
    • Ride and Handling
    • Wet/Snow Handling

The TPC system facilitates tire replacement for GM customers on GM vehicle, meeting the same critical performance specifications of GM vehicle original equipment tires.

Tires and Wheels Description and Operation (Equipment)
GM Recommended Tire Balancer Hunter RF33 Road Force balancer or equivalent with the following options: Auto Clamp – allows for centering repeatability and prevent damage to the ...

Toe Description
Toe is a measurement of how much the front and/or rear wheels are turned in or out from a straight-ahead position. When the wheels are turned in, toe is positive (+). When the wheels are ...

Other materials:

Fuel Gauge
The fuel gauge indicates about how much fuel is left when the ignition is turned to ON/RUN. When the tank nears empty, the low fuel warning light will come on. There is still a little fuel left, but the vehicle's fuel tank should be filled soon. See Low Fuel Warning Light  for more ...

Finish Care
Application of aftermarket clearcoat sealant/wax materials is not recommended. If painted surfaces are damaged, see your dealer to have the damage assessed and repaired. Foreign materials such as calcium chloride and other salts, ice melting agents, road oil and tar, tree sap, bird droppings, ...

Rear Wheelhouse Liner Replacement (Sedan - Right)
Rear Wheelhouse Liner Replacement Callout Component Name Preliminary Procedure Remove the tire and wheel assembly. Refer to Tire and Wheel Removal and Installation. 1 Rear Wheelhouse Panel Liner ...

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