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Chevrolet Spark Owners Manual: Hill and Mountain Roads

Driving on steep hills or through mountains is different than driving on flat or rolling terrain. Tips for driving in these conditions include:

Warning

Using the brakes to slow the vehicle on a long downhill slope can cause brake overheating, can reduce brake performance, and could result in a loss of braking.

Shift the transmission to a lower gear to let the engine assist the brakes on a steep downhill slope.

Coasting downhill in N (Neutral) or with the ignition off is dangerous. This can cause overheating of the brakes and loss of steering. Always have the engine running and the vehicle in gear.

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 ...

Winter Driving
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Other materials:

Hands-Free Phone
General Information without Touchscreen To use the hands-free phone on vehicles without a touchscreen radio, press , select Onstar Hands-Free Calling, then enter the desired number. General Information with Touchscreen Vehicles with a Hands-Free Phone system can use a Bluetooth-capable cell p ...

Electrical System Overload
The vehicle has fuses and circuit breakers to protect against an electrical system overload. When the current electrical load is too heavy, the circuit breaker opens and closes, protecting the circuit until the current load returns to normal or the problem is fixed. This greatly reduces the c ...

Cooling System
The cooling system allows the engine to maintain the correct working temperature. Engine Coolant Surge Tank and Pressure Cap Engine Cooling Fan (Out of View) Warning An electric engine cooling fan under the hood can start up even when the engine is not running and can cause injur ...

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