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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:

Luggage/Load Locations
Load Compartment (Hatchback) The load compartment cover can be used to conceal objects under it or removed and placed on the bottom of the load compartment to carry larger loads. To remove the load compartment cover: 1. Lift up on the load compartment cover and pull out. 2. Store the load comp ...

When to Add Engine Oil
1.8L Shown, 1.4L Similar If the oil is below the minimum mark on the dipstick, add 1 L (1 qt) of the recommended oil and then recheck the level. See “Selecting the Right Engine Oil” in this section for an explanation of what kind of oil to use. For engine oil crankcase capacity, see Cap ...

Rear Side Door Window Switch Replacement
Rear Side Door Window Switch Replacement Callout Component Name Preliminary Procedure Remove the rear side door window switch bezel. Refer to Rear Side Door Window Switch Bezel Replacement. 1 Re ...

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