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Preparation Steps to Flat Tow 2018 Chevy Spark with Manual Transmission

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The manual for flatj towing the 2018 Chevy Spark said to place the key in the ACC position and transmission to neutral to flat tow. But the attached flyer that came with the owners Manuel says disconnect the neutral terminal on the battery and place in neutral to flat tow. My question is should I disconnect the battery and place the key in ACC or will disconnecting the battery be sufficient?

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Expert Reply:

When it comes to flat towing any vehicle, that auto maker generally gets the final word on the preparation steps that are required. If Chevy made revisions to the original printed manual in the form of the add-on flyer then I would suggest you observe the information in the most recent material. Some vehicles do require a battery disconnect.

Page 270 of the online manual does indicate "1. Position the vehicle to tow and then secure it to the towing vehicle. 2. Shift the transmission to Neutral. 3. Turn the ignition to ACC/
ACCESSORY".

But the fool-proof way to know is to contact the dealership with the car's VIN. That enables the dealership to look up the specific equipment in the vehicle and confirm the preparation steps required.

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