Chevrolet Sonic Owner's Manual: Winter Tires
This vehicle was not originally equipped with winter tires. Winter tires are designed for increased traction on snow and ice-covered roads. Consider installing winter tires on the vehicle if frequent driving on ice or snow covered roads is expected. See your dealer for details regarding winter tire availability and proper tire selection. Also, see Buying New Tires.
With winter tires, there may be decreased dry road traction, increased road noise, and shorter tread life. After changing to winter tires, be alert for changes in vehicle handling and braking.
If using winter tires:
- Use tires of the same brand and tread type on all four wheel positions.
- Use only radial ply tires of the same size, load range, and speed rating as the original equipment tires.
Winter tires with the same speed rating as the original equipment tires may not be available for H, V, W, Y, and ZR speed rated tires. If winter tires with a lower speed rating are chosen, never exceed the tire's maximum speed capability.
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The vehicle has the following airbags except where noted below: A frontal airbag for the driver. A frontal airbag for the front outboard passenger. A knee airbag for the driver. A knee airbag for the front outboard passenger. A seat-mounted side impact airbag for the driver. A seat-mou ...
Parking Brake Adjustment (Disc Brake)
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Rear Brake Cylinder Overhaul
Disassembly Procedure Warning: Refer to Brake Dust Warning. Warning: Refer to Brake Fluid Irritant Warning. Raise and support the vehicle. Refer to Lifting and Jacking the Vehicle. Remove the rear brake cylinder. Refer to Rear Brake Cylinder Replacement.