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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:

Odor Correction
Eliminating Air Conditioning Odor Odors may be emitted from the air conditioning system primarily at start up in hot, humid climates. The following conditions may cause the odor: Debris is present in the HVAC module. Microbial growth on the evaporator core When the blower ...

Parking Brake Adjustment (Drum Brake)
Note: The park brake cable adjusting nut is a nylon lock type. Use ONLY HAND TOOLS whenever tightening or loosening the adjusting nut. Apply and fully release the park brake several times. Verify that the park brake lever releases completely. Turn ON the ignition. Verify the red B ...

Rail Dust Damage Repair
Warning: Refer to Eye Protection Warning. Note: If rail dust has penetrated into the basecoat, the panel requires refinishing. Ensure all the rail dust has been removed prior to refinishing or the rust spots will return. Rail dust damage comes from the tiny iron particles produce ...

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