Chevrolet Spark Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada-15540556) -
2022 - CRC - 4/19/21
132 Driving and Operating
Starting and Operating
New Vehicle Break-In
The vehicle does not need an elaborate
break-in. But it will perform better in the
long run if you follow these guidelines:
Do not drive at any one constant
speed, fast or slow, for the first
800 km (500 mi). Do not make
full-throttle starts. Avoid downshifting
to brake or slow the vehicle.
Avoid making hard stops for the first
300 km (200 mi) or so. During this
time the new brake linings are not yet
broken in. Hard stops with new linings
can mean premature wear and earlier
replacement. Follow this breaking-in
guideline every time you get new
Following break-in, engine speed and load
can be gradually increased.
On new vehicles, the various mechanical and
electrical systems experience a “break-in”
period during the first 6,400 km
(4,000 miles) of routine driving. As the
vehicle is driven, the mechanical systems
adjust to provide optimal fuel economy and
transmission shift performance.
Electrical systems will adapt and calibrate
during the break-in period. A one-time
occurrence of clicks and similar vehicle
noises is normal during this process.
Normal driving charges the vehicle’s battery
to achieve the best operation of the vehicle,
including fuel economy.
Ignition Positions (Key Access)
0. Stopping the Engine/LOCK/OFF
The ignition switch has four positions.
To shift out of P (Park) with an automatic
transmission, the ignition must be in ON/
RUN and the brake pedal must be applied.
0 (Stopping the Engine/LOCK/OFF) : This
position turns off the vehicle. It also locks
the ignition, the transmission on an
automatic transmission vehicle, and the
steering column, if equipped with a locking
To turn off the vehicle:
1. Make sure that the vehicle is stopped.