2008 Chevrolet Aveo Owner's Manual

2008 Chevrolet Aveo owners manual
Year:
2008
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Aveo
Rating:
(5)

Online manual

Size:
6.69 MB

Table of Contents

2008 Chevrolet Aveo BookTOC
1
Seats and Restraint Systems
5
Front Seats
6
Manual Seats
6
Seat Height Adjuster
7
Manual Lumbar (Sedan)
7
Reclining Seatbacks
8
Head Restraints
10
Rear Seats
11
Rear Seat Operation (Sedan)
11
Rear Seat Operation (Hatchback)
14
Safety Belts
18
Safety Belts: They Are for Everyone
18
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
23
Lap-Shoulder Belt
31
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
34
Safety Belt Extender
35
Child Restraints
36
Older Children
36
Infants and Young Children
38
Child Restraint Systems
42
Where to Put the Restraint
44
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH)
46
Securing a Child Restraint in a Rear Seat Position
53
Securing a Child Restraint in the Right Front Seat Position
56
Airbag System
60
Where Are the Airbags?
63
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
65
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
67
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
67
What Will You See After an Airbag Inflates?
68
Passenger Sensing System
69
Servicing Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
74
Adding Equipment to Your Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
75
Restraint System Check
76
Checking the Restraint Systems
76
Replacing Restraint System Parts After a Crash
77
Features and Controls
79
Keys
80
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
81
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
82
Doors and Locks
84
Door Locks
84
Central Door Unlocking System
85
Door Ajar Reminder
85
Rear Door Security Locks
86
Lockout Protection
86
Trunk
87
Liftgate (Hatchback)
89
Windows
90
Manual Windows
90
Power Windows
91
Sun Visors
92
Theft-Deterrent Systems
92
Theft-Deterrent System
92
Immobilizer
94
Immobilizer Operation
94
Starting and Operating Your Vehicle
95
New Vehicle Break-In
95
Ignition Positions
96
Starting the Engine
97
Engine Coolant Heater
98
Automatic Transmission Operation
99
Manual Transmission Operation
103
Parking Brake
104
Shifting Into PARK (P) (Automatic Transmission)
105
Shifting Out of PARK (P)
106
Parking Your Vehicle (Manual Transmission)
107
Parking Over Things That Burn
108
Engine Exhaust
108
Running the Engine While Parked
109
Mirrors
110
Manual Rearview Mirror
110
Outside Manual Mirrors
110
Outside Power Mirror
111
Outside Convex Mirror
112
Outside Heated Mirrors
112
Storage Areas
112
Glove Box
112
Cupholder(s)
113
Sunglasses Storage Compartment
113
Sunroof
114
Instrument Panel
115
Instrument Panel Overview
118
Hazard Warning Flashers
122
Other Warning Devices
122
Horn
122
Tilt Wheel
123
Turn Signal/Multifunction Lever
123
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
124
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
124
Flash-to-Pass
124
Windshield Wipers
125
Windshield Washer
126
Rear Window Wiper/Washer (Hatchback)
126
Cruise Control
127
Exterior Lamps
129
Headlamps on Reminder
130
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
130
Fog Lamps
131
Instrument Panel Brightness
131
Dome Lamp
132
Inadvertent Power Battery Saver
132
Accessory Power Outlet(s)
132
Ashtray(s) and Cigarette Lighter
133
Clock
134
Climate Controls
134
Climate Control System
134
Outlet Adjustment
138
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
138
Warning Lights, Gages, and Indicators
140
Instrument Panel Cluster
141
Speedometer and Odometer
143
Trip Odometer
143
Tachometer
143
Safety Belt Reminders
144
Airbag Readiness Light
144
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator (Sedan)
145
Charging System Light
147
Brake System Warning Light
147
Antilock Brake System Warning Light
148
Hold Mode Light
149
Engine Coolant Temperature Gage
149
Tire Pressure Light
150
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
150
Oil Pressure Light
153
Fog Lamp Light
154
Cruise Control Light
154
Highbeam On Light
154
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Indicator Light
154
Door Ajar Light
155
Fuel Gage
155
Low Fuel Warning Light
156
Secondary Information Center (SIC)
157
Secondary Information Center (SIC) (Hatchback Only)
157
Clock (Hatchback Only)
158
Safety Belt Reminders
158
Airbag Readiness Light
159
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator (Hatchback)
160
Charging System Light
161
Antilock Brake System Warning Light
162
Hold Mode Light
162
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
163
Oil Pressure Light
166
Fog Lamp Light
167
Cruise Control Light
167
Door Ajar Light
167
Audio System(s)
168
AM-FM Radio (Single Display, Base Level)
169
AM-FM Radio (Double Display, Base Level)
170
Radio with CD (MP3/WMA)
174
Radio with Six-Disc CD (MP3/WMA)
180
Using an MP3 (Radio with CD Player)
186
Using an MP3 (Radio with Six-Disc Player)
189
Audio Steering Wheel Controls
192
Radio Reception
193
Care of Your CDs
193
Care of the CD Player
193
Fixed Mast Antenna (Hatchback)
194
Backglass Antenna (Sedan)
194
Driving Your Vehicle
195
Your Driving, the Road, and Your Vehicle
196
Defensive Driving
196
Drunk Driving
196
Control of a Vehicle
197
Braking
197
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
198
Braking in Emergencies
199
Steering
200
Off-Road Recovery
202
Passing
202
Loss of Control
202
Driving at Night
204
Driving in Rain and on Wet Roads
204
Before Leaving on a Long Trip
206
Highway Hypnosis
206
Hill and Mountain Roads
206
Winter Driving
207
If Your Vehicle is Stuck in Sand, Mud, Ice, or Snow
211
Rocking Your Vehicle to Get It Out
211
Loading Your Vehicle
212
Towing
221
Towing Your Vehicle
221
Recreational Vehicle Towing
221
Towing a Trailer
222
Service and Appearance Care
223
Service
225
Accessories and Modifications
225
California Proposition 65 Warning
226
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
226
Doing Your Own Service Work
226
Adding Equipment to the Outside of Your Vehicle
227
Fuel
227
Gasoline Octane
227
Gasoline Specifications
227
California Fuel
228
Additives
228
Fuels in Foreign Countries
229
Filling the Tank
229
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
231
Checking Things Under the Hood
232
Hood Release
232
Engine Compartment Overview
234
Engine Oil
235
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
239
Automatic Transmission Fluid
241
Manual Transmission Fluid
243
Hydraulic Clutch
243
Engine Coolant
244
Coolant Surge Tank Pressure Cap
247
Engine Overheating
247
Cooling System
248
Power Steering Fluid
252
Windshield Washer Fluid
253
Brakes
254
Battery
257
Jump Starting
258
Headlamp Aiming
262
Bulb Replacement
263
Halogen Bulbs
263
Headlamps (Hatchback)
263
Headlamps (Sedan)
264
Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps (Hatchback)
265
Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps (Sedan)
266
Turn Signal Lamps (Side)
267
Center High-Mounted Stoplamp (CHMSL) (Sedan)
268
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps and Back-up Lamps
269
License Plate Lamp
270
Replacement Bulbs
270
Windshield Wiper Blade Replacement
271
Tires
272
Tire Sidewall Labeling
273
Tire Terminology and Definitions
276
Inflation - Tire Pressure
279
Tire Pressure Monitor System
280
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
282
Tire Inspection and Rotation
283
When It Is Time for New Tires
285
Buying New Tires
286
Different Size Tires and Wheels
287
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
287
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
289
Wheel Replacement
289
Tire Chains
291
If a Tire Goes Flat
291
Changing a Flat Tire
292
Removing the Spare Tire and Tools
293
Removing the Flat Tire and Installingthe Spare Tire
295
Storing a Flat or Spare Tire and Tools
300
Compact Spare Tire
300
Appearance Care
301
Interior Cleaning
301
Fabric/Carpet
302
Leather
303
Instrument Panel, Vinyl, and Other Plastic Surfaces
304
Care of Safety Belts
304
Weatherstrips
304
Washing Your Vehicle
305
Cleaning Exterior Lamps/Lenses
305
Finish Care
305
Windshield and Wiper Blades
306
Aluminum Wheels
307
Tires
307
Sheet Metal Damage
307
Finish Damage
308
Underbody Maintenance
308
Chemical Paint Spotting
308
Vehicle Care/Appearance Materials
309
Vehicle Identification
310
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
310
Service Parts Identification Label
310
Electrical System
310
Add-On Electrical Equipment
310
Headlamp Wiring
311
Windshield Wiper Fuses
311
Power Windows and Other Power Options
311
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
311
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
312
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
316
Capacities and Specifications
321
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
322
Normal Maintenance Replacement Parts
322
Engine Drive Belt Routing
323
Maintenance Schedule
325
Maintenance Schedule
326
Introduction
326
Maintenance Requirements
326
Your Vehicle and the Environment
326
How This Section is Organized
327
Part A: Scheduled Maintenance Services
328
Using the Maintenance Schedule
328
Selecting the Right Schedule
329
Short Trip/City Scheduled Maintenance
330
Long Trip/Highway Scheduled Maintenance
337
Part B: Owner Checks and Services
342
At Each Fuel Fill
342
At Least Once a Month
342
At Least Twice a Year
342
At Least Once a Year
343
Part C: Periodic Maintenance Inspections
346
Steering, Suspension and Front Drive Axle Boot and Seal Inspection
346
Exhaust System Inspection
346
Fuel System Inspection
346
Engine Cooling System Inspection
346
Brake System Inspection
346
Part D: Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
347
Part E: Maintenance Record
348
Customer Assistance Information
351
Customer Assistance and Information
352
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
352
Online Owner Center
355
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
356
Customer Assistance Offices
356
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
357
Roadside Assistance Program
358
Scheduling Service Appointments
360
Courtesy Transportation
361
Collision Damage Repair
363
Reporting Safety Defects
366
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
366
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
367
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
367
Service Publications Ordering Information
367
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
368
Event Data Recorders
369
OnStarĀ®
370
Navigation System
370
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
370
Index
371

FAQ about the 2008 Chevrolet Aveo Manual

What contains the 2008 Aveo manual?

The Chevrolet Aveo owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Chevrolet to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Chevrolet Aveo. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Chevrolet Aveo 2008 owner's manual:

  • A brief overview of the vehicle and specifications
  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Aveo
  • Handling the Unexpected, including tire changes, jump-starting, and common car issues
  • Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Maintenance, for basic maintenance tasks that Chevrolet Aveo owners can do
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage

Where to download the 2008 Chevrolet Aveo Owners Manual?

The Chevrolet Aveo owner manual for the 2008 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Chevrolet Aveo year 2008 free?

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The Chevrolet Aveo (2008) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2008 is available in English.

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