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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 ...

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Audible Warnings Description and Operation
The audible warnings alert the driver of a system concern or a critical vehicle condition. The radio generates the audible warnings through the speakers. The radio receives audible warning requests via the serial data circuit. If the radio receives multiple audible warning requests, the warnin ...

Brake Pipe Replacement
Special Tools CH-45405 Brake Pipe Flaring Kit For equivalent regional tools, refer to Special Tools. Warning: Refer to Brake Fluid Irritant Warning. Warning: Always use double walled steel brake pipe when replacing brake pipes. The use of any other pipe is not recomm ...

Radiator Surge Tank Replacement
Radiator Surge Tank Replacement Callout Component Name Preliminary Procedure Drain the coolant. Refer to Cooling System Draining and Filling Remove the engine coolant air bleed hose. Refer to Engine Coolant Air Bleed ...

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