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Chevrolet Spark Owners Manual: If the Vehicle Is Stuck

Slowly and cautiously spin the wheels to free the vehicle when stuck in sand, mud, ice, or snow.

If stuck too severely for the traction system to free the vehicle, turn the traction system off and use the rocking method. See Traction Control/Electronic Stability Control on page 9-27.

Warning

If the vehicle's tires spin at high speed, they can explode, and you or others could be injured. The vehicle can overheat, causing an engine compartment fire or other damage. Spin the wheels as little as possible and avoid going above 56 km/h (35 mph).

Rocking the Vehicle to Get it Out

Turn the steering wheel left and right to clear the area around the front wheels. Turn off any traction system. Shift back and forth between R (Reverse) and a low forward gear, spinning the wheels as little as possible. To prevent transmission wear, wait until the wheels stop spinning before shifting gears. Release the accelerator pedal while shifting, and press lightly on the accelerator pedal when the transmission is in gear.

Slowly spinning the wheels in the forward and reverse directions causes a rocking motion that could free the vehicle. If that does not get the vehicle out after a few tries, it might need to be towed out. If the vehicle does need to be towed out, see Towing the Vehicle on page 10-67.

Blizzard Conditions
Being stuck in snow can be a serious situation. Stay with the vehicle unless there is help nearby. If possible, use Roadside Assistance. See Roadside Assistance Program on page 13-5. To get help ...

Vehicle Load Limits
It is very important to know how much weight the vehicle can carry. This weight is called the vehicle capacity weight and includes the weight of all occupants, cargo, and all nonfactory-installed ...

Other materials:

Using the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit without Sealant to Inflate a Tire (Not Punctured)
The kit includes: Sealant Canister Inlet Valve Sealant/Air Hose Base of Sealant Canister Tire Sealant Canister On/Off Button Slot on Top of Compressor Pressure Gauge Pressure Deflation Button Power Plug Air Only Hose If a tire goes flat, avoid further tire and wheel ...

Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
Stoplamp/Taillamp Turn Signal Lamp/Taillamp Back-up Lamp To replace a taillamp, turn signal lamp, stoplamp, or back-up bulb: Open the liftgate. See Liftgate on page 2-8. Remove the two screws and the lamp assembly. Turn the bulb socket counterclockwise and remove the so ...

Dolly Towing
To tow the vehicle with the two rear wheels on the ground and the front wheels on a dolly: Put the front wheels on a dolly. Shift the automatic transmission into P (Park) or a manual transmission into 1 (First) gear. Set the parking brake. Clamp the steering wheel in a straight-ah ...

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