2009 GMC Canyon Owners Manual PDF | Page 287

Replacing Brake System Parts
The braking system on a vehicle is complex. Its many
parts have to be of top quality and work well together if
the vehicle is to have really good braking. The vehicle
was designed and tested with top-quality brake parts.
When parts of the braking system are replaced ? for
example, when the brake linings wear down and new
ones are installed ? be sure to get new approved
replacement parts. If this is not done, the brakes might
not work properly. For example, if someone puts in brake
linings that are wrong for the vehicle, the balance
between the front and rear brakes can change ? for the
worse. The braking performance expected can change in
many other ways if the wrong replacement brake parts
are installed.
Battery
This vehicle has a maintenance free battery. When it is
time for a new battery, see your dealer/retailer for one
that has the replacement number shown on the original
battery?s label. See Engine Compartment Overview on
page 5-12 for battery location.
Warning: Battery posts, terminals, and related
accessories contain lead and lead compounds,
chemicals known to the State of California to cause
cancer and reproductive harm. Wash hands after
handling.
Vehicle Storage
{ CAUTION:
Batteries have acid that can burn you and gas that
can explode. You can be badly hurt if you are not
careful. See Jump Starting on page 5-40 for tips
on working around a battery without getting hurt.
Infrequent Usage: If the vehicle is driven infrequently,
remove the black, negative (?) cable from the battery.
This helps keep the battery from running down.
Extended Storage: For extended storage of the vehicle,
remove the black, negative (?) cable from the battery or
use a battery trickle charger. This helps maintain the
charge of the battery over an extended period of time.
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Summary of Content

Replacing Brake System PartsThe braking system on a vehicle is complex. Its manyparts have to be of top quality and work well together ifthe vehicle is to have really good braking. The vehiclewas designed and tested with top-quality brake parts.When parts of the braking system are replaced forexample, when the brake linings wear down and newones are installed be sure to get new approvedreplacement parts. If this is not done, the brakes mightnot work properly. For example, if someone puts in brakelinings that are wrong for the vehicle, the balancebetween the front and rear brakes can change for theworse. The braking performance expected can change inmany other ways if the wrong replacement brake partsare installed.BatteryThis vehicle has a maintenance free battery. When it istime for a new battery, see your dealer/retailer for onethat has the replacement number shown on the originalbatterys label. See Engine Compartment Overview onpage 5-12 for battery location.Warning: Battery posts, terminals, and relatedaccessories contain lead and lead compounds,chemicals known to the State of California to causecancer and reproductive harm. Wash hands afterhandling.Vehicle Storage{ CAUTION:Batteries have acid that can burn you and gas thatcan explode. You can be badly hurt if you are notcareful. See Jump Starting on page 5-40 for tipson working around a battery without getting hurt.Infrequent Usage: If the vehicle is driven infrequently,remove the black, negative () cable from the battery.This helps keep the battery from running down.Extended Storage: For extended storage of the vehicle,remove the black, negative () cable from the battery oruse a battery trickle charger. This helps maintain thecharge of the battery over an extended period of time.5-39