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Chevrolet Spark Owners Manual: Driving on Wet Roads

Rain and wet roads can reduce vehicle traction and affect your ability to stop and accelerate.

Always drive slower in these types of driving conditions and avoid driving through large puddles and deep-standing or flowing water.

Warning

Wet brakes can cause crashes.

They might not work as well in a quick stop and could cause pulling to one side. You could lose control of the vehicle.

After driving through a large puddle of water or a car/vehicle wash, lightly apply the brake pedal until the brakes work normally.

Flowing or rushing water creates strong forces. Driving through flowing water could cause the vehicle to be carried away. If this happens, you and other vehicle occupants could drown. Do not ignore police warnings and be very cautious about trying to drive through flowing water.

Hydroplaning

Hydroplaning is dangerous. Water can build up under the vehicle's tires so they actually ride on the water. This can happen if the road is wet enough and you are going fast enough. When the vehicle is hydroplaning, it has little or no contact with the road.

There is no hard and fast rule about hydroplaning. The best advice is to slow down when the road is wet.

Other Rainy Weather Tips

Besides slowing down, other wet weather driving tips include:

Loss of Control
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Hill and Mountain Roads
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Door Locks
To lock or unlock the doors from outside the vehicle: Use the key in the driver door to lock and unlock the door. Press   or on the Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) transmitter, if equipped, to lock and unlock the doors. See Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation on page 2-3. ...

If a Tire Goes Flat
This vehicle has a tire sealant and compressor kit. See Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit on page 10-56. There is no spare tire, no tire changing equipment, and no place to store a tire. It is unusual for a tire to blow out, especially if the tires are maintained properly. See Tires on page 10-3 ...

Satellite Radio
If equipped, vehicles with a SiriusXM® satellite radio tuner and a valid SiriusXM satellite radio subscription can receive SiriusXM programming. SiriusXM Satellite Radio Service SiriusXM is a satellite radio service based in the 48 contiguous United States and 10 Canadian provinces. SiriusXM ...

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