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Chevrolet Cruze 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: Keep the vehicle serviced and in good shape.

  Check all fluid levels and brakes, tires, cooling system, and transmission.

Shift to a lower gear when going down steep or long hills.

WARNING

If you do not shift down, the brakes could get so hot that they would not work well. You would then have poor braking or even none going down a hill. You could crash. Shift down to let the engine assist the brakes on a steep downhill slope.

WARNING

Coasting downhill in N (Neutral) or with the ignition off is dangerous. The brakes will have to do all the work of slowing down and they could get so hot that they would not work well. You would then have poor braking or even none going down a hill.

Steering may also be affected when ignition is off. You could crash. Always have the engine running and the vehicle in gear when going downhill.

Stay in your own lane. Do not swing wide or cut across the center of the road. Drive at speeds that let you stay in your own lane.

  Be alert on top of hills; something could be in your lane (stalled car, accident)
  Pay attention to special road signs (falling rocks area, winding roads, long grades, passing or no-passing zones) and take appropriate action.

Highway Hypnosis
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Winter Driving
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Overheated Engine Protection Operating Mode
This emergency operating mode allows the vehicle to be driven to a safe place in an emergency situation. If an overheated engine condition exists, an overheat protection mode which alternates firing groups of cylinders helps prevent engine damage. In this mode, a significant loss in power and ...

Rear Seats
Either side of the rear seatback can be folded. To fold the rear seatbacks: 1. Place the front seatbacks in the upright position. Notice: Folding a rear seat with the safety belts still fastened may cause damage to the seat or the safety belts. Always unbuckle the safety belts and return them ...

Frontal SIR System Description
The frontal supplemental inflatable restraint (SIR) system consists of the following components: AIR BAG indicator located in the instrument cluster Inflatable restraint sensing and diagnostic module (SDM) Inflatable restraint passenger presence detection system Inflatable restraint Pass ...

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