Drive Systems

All-Wheel Drive

Vehicles with this feature always send engine power to all four wheels. It is fully automatic, and adjusts itself as needed for road conditions.

When using a compact spare tire on an AWD vehicle, the system automatically detects the compact spare and disables AWD. To restore AWD operation and prevent excessive wear on the system, replace the compact spare with a full-size tire as soon as possible.

See Compact Spare Tire for more information.

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    Rear Window Wiper/Washer
    The rear wiper controls are on the end of the windshield wiper lever. ON: Press the upper portion of the button for continuous rear window wipes. OFF: The rear wiper turns off when the butto ...

    Insuring the Vehicle
    Protect your investment in the GM vehicle with comprehensive and collision insurance coverage. There are significant differences in the quality of coverage afforded by various insurance polic ...

    Loss of Control
    Skidding There are three types of skids that correspond to the vehicle's three control systems: - Braking Skid — wheels are not rolling. - Steering or Cornering Skid — too much speed or s ...