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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:

Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control
The TCS limits wheel spin. The system is on when the vehicle is started. The StabiliTrak system assists with directional control of the vehicle in difficult driving conditions. The system is on when the vehicle is started. To turn off traction control, press and release the TCS/StabiliTrak bu ...

Jump Starting
For more information about the vehicle battery, see Battery on page 10-22. If the battery has run down, try to use another vehicle and some jumper cables to start your vehicle. Be sure to use the following steps to do it safely. Warning WARNING: Battery posts, terminals, and related accessorie ...

Smartphone Link (Overview)
Before Using Smartphone Link If equipped, the vehicle can connect to Pandora®, Stitcher SmartRadio®, or other available applications through the infotainment system. The applications must be downloaded to the device first, then the device can be connected to the infotainment system. Pandora i ...

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