2013 Chevrolet Spark Owner's Manual

2013 Chevrolet Spark owners manual
Year:
2013
Make:
Chevrolet
Model:
Spark
Rating:
(6)

Online manual

Size:
5.94 MB

Table of Contents

2013 Chevrolet Spark Owner Manual BookTOC
1
Introduction
3
Introduction
3
Canadian Vehicle Owners
3
Using this Manual
3
Danger, Warnings, and Cautions
3
Symbols
4
In Brief
7
Instrument Panel
8
Initial Drive Information
9
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
9
Door Locks
10
Liftgate
11
Windows
12
Seat Adjustment
12
Second Row Seats
13
Head Restraint Adjustment
13
Safety Belts
13
Passenger Sensing System
14
Mirror Adjustment
14
Steering Wheel Adjustment
15
Interior Lighting
15
Exterior Lighting
16
Windshield Wiper/Washer
16
Climate Controls
17
Vehicle Features
17
Radio(s)
17
Satellite Radio
17
Portable Audio Devices
18
Bluetooth®
18
Steering Wheel Controls
18
Cruise Control
19
Driver Information Center (DIC)
19
Power Outlets
20
Performance and Maintenance
20
Traction Control System (TCS)
20
StabiliTrak® System
20
Tire Pressure Monitor
21
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
21
Engine Oil Life System
21
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
22
Roadside Assistance Program
22
OnStar®
22
Keys, Doors, and Windows
23
Keys and Locks
23
Keys
23
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System
25
Remote Keyless Entry (RKE) System Operation
25
Door Locks
26
Central Locking System
27
Door Ajar Reminder
27
Automatic Door Locks
27
Safety Locks
28
Doors
29
Liftgate
29
Vehicle Security
30
Vehicle Alarm System
30
Immobilizer
31
Immobilizer Operation
31
Exterior Mirrors
32
Convex Mirrors
32
Manual Mirrors
32
Power Mirrors
33
Folding Mirrors
33
Interior Mirrors
33
Manual Rearview Mirror
33
Windows
34
Power Windows
34
Sun Visors
35
Seats and Restraints
37
Head Restraints
38
Front Seats
39
Seat Adjustment
39
Reclining Seatbacks
40
Front Seat Armrest
41
Heated Front Seats
41
Rear Seats
42
Safety Belts
45
How to Wear Safety Belts Properly
46
Lap-Shoulder Belt
47
Safety Belt Use During Pregnancy
51
Safety Belt Extender
52
Safety System Check
52
Safety Belt Care
52
Replacing Safety Belt System Parts after a Crash
53
Airbag System
53
Where Are the Airbags?
55
When Should an Airbag Inflate?
57
What Makes an Airbag Inflate?
58
How Does an Airbag Restrain?
58
What Will You See after an Airbag Inflates?
59
Passenger Sensing System
60
Servicing the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
64
Adding Equipment to the Airbag-Equipped Vehicle
64
Airbag System Check
65
Replacing Airbag System Parts after a Crash
65
Child Restraints
66
Older Children
66
Infants and Young Children
68
Child Restraint Systems
70
Where to Put the Restraint
72
Lower Anchors and Tethers for Children (LATCH System)
73
Replacing LATCH System Parts After a Crash
80
Securing Child Restraints (Right Front Passenger Seat)
81
Securing Child Restraints (Rear Seat)
84
Storage
87
Storage Compartments
87
Glove Box
87
Additional Storage Features
87
Cargo Cover
87
Shopping Bag Hooks
88
Cargo Net
88
Roof Rack System
89
Instruments and Controls
91
Controls
92
Steering Wheel Adjustment
92
Steering Wheel Controls
92
Horn
92
Windshield Wiper/Washer
93
Rear Window Wiper/Washer
93
Clock
94
Power Outlets
95
Warning Lights, Gauges, and Indicators
96
Instrument Cluster
97
Speedometer
98
Odometer
98
Trip Odometer
98
Tachometer
98
Fuel Gauge
98
Safety Belt Reminders
99
Airbag Readiness Light
99
Passenger Airbag Status Indicator
100
Charging System Light
101
Malfunction Indicator Lamp
101
Service Vehicle Soon Light
104
Owner Manual Indicator
104
Brake System Warning Light
104
Antilock Brake System (ABS) Warning Light
105
Up-Shift Light
105
Power Steering Warning Light
106
Traction Off Light
106
StabiliTrak® OFF Light
106
Traction Control System (TCS)/StabiliTrak® Light
107
Engine Coolant Temperature Warning Light
107
Tire Pressure Light
107
Engine Oil Pressure Light
108
Low Fuel Warning Light
109
Immobilizer Light
109
Reduced Engine Power Light
109
High-Beam On Light
109
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL) Indicator Light
110
Front Fog Lamp Light
110
Lamps On Reminder
110
Cruise Control Light
110
Door Ajar Light
111
Information Displays
111
Driver Information Center (DIC)
111
Vehicle Messages
115
Vehicle Personalization
115
Lighting
129
Exterior Lighting
129
Exterior Lamp Controls
129
Exterior Lamps Off Reminder
129
Headlamp High/Low-Beam Changer
130
Flash-to-Pass
130
Daytime Running Lamps (DRL)
130
Hazard Warning Flashers
131
Turn and Lane-Change Signals
131
Fog Lamps
131
Interior Lighting
132
Instrument Panel Illumination Control
132
Courtesy Lamps
132
Dome Lamps
132
Lighting Features
133
Exit Lighting
133
Battery Power Protection
133
Infotainment System
135
Introduction
135
Infotainment
135
Theft-Deterrent Feature
136
Overview
136
Home Page (Radio with Touchscreen)
138
Operation
139
Radio
142
AM-FM Radio
142
Satellite Radio
146
Radio Reception
148
Multi-Band Antenna
149
Audio Players
149
USB Port
149
Auxiliary Devices
150
Navigation
152
OnStar® System
152
Phone
154
Bluetooth (Overview)
154
Bluetooth (Infotainment Controls)
155
Hands-Free Phone
161
Downloadable Applications
163
Smartphone Link (Overview)
163
Smartphone Link (Pandora)
165
Smartphone Link (Stitcher)
167
Bluetooth Phone/Devices
168
Pictures and Movies (Audio System)
168
Pictures and Movies (Picture System)
173
Pictures and Movies (Movie System)
174
Trademarks and License Agreements
177
Climate Controls
179
Climate Control Systems
179
Air Vents
181
Maintenance
182
Air Intake
182
Passenger Compartment Air Filter
182
Driving and Operating
183
Driving Information
184
Distracted Driving
184
Defensive Driving
184
Drunk Driving
185
Control of a Vehicle
185
Braking
185
Steering
185
Off-Road Recovery
186
Loss of Control
186
Driving on Wet Roads
187
Highway Hypnosis
188
Hill and Mountain Roads
188
Winter Driving
189
If the Vehicle Is Stuck
190
Vehicle Load Limits
191
Starting and Operating
195
New Vehicle Break-In
195
Ignition Positions
196
Starting the Engine
197
Engine Heater
198
Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
199
Shifting Into Park
199
Shifting out of Park
201
Parking
202
Parking over Things That Burn
202
Engine Exhaust
203
Running the Vehicle While Parked
203
Automatic Transmission
204
Manual Transmission
206
Brakes
207
Antilock Brake System (ABS)
207
Parking Brake
208
Brake Assist
208
Ride Control Systems
209
Traction Control System (TCS)
209
StabiliTrak® System
211
Cruise Control
212
Fuel
214
Recommended Fuel
215
Gasoline Specifications
215
California Fuel Requirements
215
Fuels in Foreign Countries
215
Fuel Additives
215
Filling the Tank
217
Filling a Portable Fuel Container
218
Towing
219
General Towing Information
219
Conversions and Add-Ons
219
Add-On Electrical Equipment
219
Vehicle Care
221
General Information
222
California Proposition 65 Warning
222
California Perchlorate Materials Requirements
223
Accessories and Modifications
223
Vehicle Checks
223
Doing Your Own Service Work
223
Hood
224
Engine Compartment Overview
226
Engine Oil
227
Engine Oil Life System
229
Automatic Transmission Fluid
230
Manual Transmission Fluid
230
Hydraulic Clutch
231
Engine Air Cleaner/Filter
231
Cooling System
232
Engine Coolant
233
Engine Overheating
236
Washer Fluid
237
Brakes
238
Brake Fluid
239
Battery
240
Starter Switch Check
241
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Function Check
241
Ignition Transmission Lock Check
242
Park Brake and P (Park) Mechanism Check
242
Wiper Blade Replacement
242
Headlamp Aiming
243
Bulb Replacement
244
Halogen Bulbs
244
Headlamps, Front Turn Signal and Parking Lamps
244
Fog Lamps
245
Taillamps, Turn Signal, Stoplamps, and Back-Up Lamps
245
License Plate Lamp
246
Replacement Bulbs
247
Electrical System
247
Electrical System Overload
247
Fuses and Circuit Breakers
248
Engine Compartment Fuse Block
248
Instrument Panel Fuse Block
252
Wheels and Tires
254
Tires
254
All-Season Tires
255
Winter Tires
255
Summer Tires
256
Tire Sidewall Labeling
256
Tire Designations
257
Tire Terminology and Definitions
258
Tire Pressure
261
Tire Pressure Monitor System
262
Tire Pressure Monitor Operation
263
Tire Inspection
266
Tire Rotation
266
When It Is Time for New Tires
267
Buying New Tires
268
Different Size Tires and Wheels
270
Uniform Tire Quality Grading
270
Wheel Alignment and Tire Balance
272
Wheel Replacement
272
Tire Chains
273
If a Tire Goes Flat
273
Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
274
Storing the Tire Sealant and Compressor Kit
282
Jump Starting
283
Towing
285
Towing the Vehicle
285
Recreational Vehicle Towing
286
Appearance Care
288
Exterior Care
288
Interior Care
291
Floor Mats
294
Service and Maintenance
297
General Information
297
Maintenance Schedule
298
Special Application Services
304
Additional Maintenance and Care
305
Recommended Fluids, Lubricants, and Parts
308
Recommended Fluids and Lubricants
308
Maintenance Replacement Parts
309
Maintenance Records
311
Technical Data
315
Vehicle Identification
315
Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
315
Service Parts Identification Label
315
Vehicle Data
316
Capacities and Specifications
316
Engine Drive Belt Routing
318
Customer Information
319
Customer Information
319
Customer Satisfaction Procedure
319
Customer Assistance Offices
321
Customer Assistance for Text Telephone (TTY) Users
322
Online Owner Center
322
GM Mobility Reimbursement Program
323
Roadside Assistance Program
323
Scheduling Service Appointments
325
Courtesy Transportation Program
325
Collision Damage Repair
327
Service Publications Ordering Information
329
Reporting Safety Defects
330
Reporting Safety Defects to the United States Government
330
Reporting Safety Defects to the Canadian Government
331
Reporting Safety Defects to General Motors
331
Vehicle Data Recording and Privacy
331
Event Data Recorders
332
OnStar®
332
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID)
333
Radio Frequency Statement
333
OnStar
335
OnStar Overview
335
OnStar Services
336
Emergency
336
Security
336
Navigation
336
Connections
337
Diagnostics
339
OnStar Additional Information
339
Index
345
Index_A
345
Index_B
345
Index_C
346
Index_D
347
Index_E
347
Index_F
348
Index_G
348
Index_H
348
Index_I
349
Index_J
349
Index_K
349
Index_L
349
Index_M
350
Index_N
350
Index_O
351
Index_P
351
Index_R
352
Index_S
352
Index_T
353
Index_U
354
Index_V
354
Index_W
354

FAQ about the 2013 Chevrolet Spark Manual

What contains the 2013 Spark manual?

The Chevrolet Spark owner's manual is a comprehensive guide provided by Chevrolet to assist owners in understanding and operating their specific model of the Chevrolet Spark. It contains important information about the vehicle's features, functions, and maintenance requirements. A general overview of what you might find in a Chevrolet Spark 2013 owner's manual:

  • Best practice for driving your Chevrolet Spark
  • Environmental Information about environmentally-friendly driving practices
  • Maintenance for your Chevrolet Spark, such as oil changes, tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks
  • Technical Information, like engine specifications, tire sizes, and recommendations
  • Warranty Information, about the vehicle's warranty coverage

Where to download the 2013 Chevrolet Spark Owners Manual?

The Chevrolet Spark owner manual for the 2013 model year is to be found on this page.

Is the manual for the Chevrolet Spark year 2013 free?

Yes, the owner manual for the model year 2013 is free, but the repair manuals are usually not easy to get and may cost more.

The Chevrolet Spark (2013) owner's manual is available in English?

Yes, the owner's manual for the model year 2013 is available in English.

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