Chevrolet Sonic manuals

Chevrolet Sonic Owner's Manual: Braking

Braking action involves perception time and reaction time. Deciding to push the brake pedal is perception time. Actually doing it is reaction time.

Average driver reaction time is about three-quarters of a second. In that time, a vehicle moving at 100 km/h (60 mph) travels 20m (66 ft), which could be a lot of distance in an emergency.

Helpful braking tips to keep in mind include:

If the engine ever stops while the vehicle is being driven, brake normally but do not pump the brakes. Doing so could make the pedal harder to push down. If the engine stops, there will be some power brake assist but it will be used when the brake is applied. Once the power assist is used up, it can take longer to stop and the brake pedal will be harder to push.

Control of a Vehicle
Braking, steering, and accelerating are important factors in helping to control a vehicle while driving. ...

Steering
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Other materials:

Key with Integrated Transmitter Programming
Keys can be programming in various ways using the procedures outlined below. Using the Replacing Keys procedures will first erase all the known keys from the vehicle. Any existing keys and any new keys will then be programmed. This procedure should be used any time a key is required to be unle ...

Radiator Grille Emblem/Nameplate Replacement
Radiator Grille Emblem/Nameplate Replacement Callout Component Name Preliminary Procedure Remove the front bumper fascia. Refer to Front Bumper Fascia Replacement. Remove the front bumper energy absorber. Refer to Front Bu ...

Separating Parts
Note: Disassembly of the piston, press fit design piston pin, and connecting rod may create scoring or damage to the piston pin and piston pin bore. If the piston, pin, and connecting rod have been disassembled, replace the components as an assembly. Many internal engine co ...

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