Chevrolet Spark Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada-15540556) -
2022 - CRC - 4/19/21
Driving and Operating 123
Driving for Better Fuel Economy
Driving habits can affect fuel mileage. Here
are some driving tips to get the best fuel
Set the climate controls to the desired
temperature after the engine is started,
or turn them off when not required.
Avoid fast starts and accelerate smoothly.
Brake gradually and avoid abrupt stops.
Avoid idling the engine for long periods
When road and weather conditions are
appropriate, use cruise control.
Always follow posted speed limits or
drive more slowly when conditions
Keep vehicle tires properly inflated.
Combine several trips into a single trip.
Replace the vehicle's tires with the same
TPC Spec number molded into the tire's
sidewall near the size.
Follow recommended scheduled
Distraction comes in many forms and can
take your focus from the task of driving.
Exercise good judgment and do not let other
activities divert your attention away from
the road. Many local governments have
enacted laws regarding driver distraction.
Become familiar with the local laws in
To avoid distracted driving, keep your eyes
on the road, keep your hands on the
steering wheel, and focus your attention on
Do not use a phone in demanding driving
situations. Use a hands-free method to
place or receive necessary phone calls.
Watch the road. Do not read, take notes,
or look up information on phones or
other electronic devices.
Designate a front seat passenger to
handle potential distractions.
Become familiar with vehicle features
before driving, such as programming
favorite radio stations and adjusting
climate control and seat settings. Program
all trip information into any navigation
device prior to driving.
Wait until the vehicle is parked to
retrieve items that have fallen to the
Stop or park the vehicle to tend to
Keep pets in an appropriate carrier or
Avoid stressful conversations while
driving, whether with a passenger or on a
Taking your eyes off the road too long or
too often could cause a crash resulting in
injury or death. Focus your attention on
Refer to the infotainment section for more
information on using that system and the
navigation system, if equipped, including
pairing and using a cell phone.
Defensive driving means “always expect the
unexpected.” The first step in driving
defensively is to wear the seat belt. See
Seat Belts 0 31.