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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)
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Toe Description
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Other materials:

Steering Linkage Inner Tie Rod Replacement
Steering Linkage Inner Tie Rod Replacement Callout Component Name Preliminary Procedures Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle. Remove the steering gear boot. Refer to Steering Gear Boot ...

Stabilizer Shaft Replacement
Removal Procedure Remove the intermediate steering shaft lower bolt. Refer to Intermediate Steering Shaft Replacement. 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 Inst ...

Data Link Communications Description and Operation
Note: This is an overview of different serial data buses used by GM devices to communicate with each others. Use Data Communication Schematics to find out which serial data buses are configured for a specific vehicle. Circuit Description There are many components in a vehicle t ...

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