Chevrolet Spark Owner Manual (GMNA-Localizing-U.S./Canada-15540556) -
2022 - CRC - 4/9/21
232 Service and Maintenance
Signs of brake wear may include chirping,
grinding, or squealing noises, or difficulty
Trained dealer technicians have access to
tools and equipment to inspect the brakes
and recommend quality parts engineered
for the vehicle.
Proper fluid levels and approved fluids
protect the vehicle’s systems and
components. See Recommended Fluids and
Lubricants 0 234 for GM approved fluids.
Engine oil and windshield washer fluid
levels should be checked at every fuel fill.
Instrument cluster lights may come on to
indicate that fluids may be low and need
to be filled.
Hoses transport fluids and should be
regularly inspected to ensure that there are
no cracks or leaks. With a multi-point
inspection, your dealer can inspect the hoses
and advise if replacement is needed.
Properly working headlamps, taillamps, and
brake lamps are important to see and be
seen on the road.
Signs that the headlamps need attention
include dimming, failure to light, cracking,
or damage. The brake lamps need to be
checked periodically to ensure that they
light when braking.
With a multi-point inspection, your dealer
can check the lamps and note any
Shocks and Struts
Shocks and struts help aid in control for a
Signs of wear may include steering wheel
vibration, bounce/sway while braking,
longer stopping distance, or uneven
As part of the multi-point inspection,
trained dealer technicians can visually
inspect the shocks and struts for signs of
leaking, blown seals, or damage, and can
advise when service is needed.
Tires need to be properly inflated, rotated,
and balanced. Maintaining the tires can save
money and fuel, and can reduce the risk of
Signs that the tires need to be replaced
include three or more visible treadwear
indicators; cord or fabric showing through
the rubber; cracks or cuts in the tread or
sidewall; or a bulge or split in the tire.
Trained dealer technicians can inspect and
recommend the right tires. Your dealer
can also provide tire/wheel balancing
services to ensure smooth vehicle
operation at all speeds. Your dealer sells
and services name brand tires.
To help keep the vehicle looking like new,
vehicle care products are available from your
dealer. For information on how to clean and
protect the vehicle’s interior and exterior,
see Interior Care 0 220 and
Exterior Care 0 216.
Wheel alignment is critical for ensuring that
the tires deliver optimal wear and
Signs that the alignment may need to be
adjusted include pulling, improper vehicle
handling, or unusual tire wear.
Your dealer has the required equipment
to ensure proper wheel alignment.