GMC Terrain: Engine Coolant Heater - Starting and Operating - Driving and Operating - GMC Terrain Owner's ManualGMC Terrain: Engine Coolant Heater

The engine coolant heater, if available, can help in cold weather conditions at or below −18°C (0°F) for easier starting and better fuel economy during engine warm-up. Plug in the coolant heater at least four hours before starting the vehicle. An internal thermostat in the plug-end of the cord will prevent engine coolant heater operation at temperatures above −18°C (0°F).

Retained Accessory Power (RAP)
These vehicle accessories can be used for up to 10 minutes after the engine is turned off: ○ Audio System ○ Power Windows ○ Sunroof (if equipped) Power to the audio system will ...

To Use The Engine Coolant Heater
1. Turn off the engine. 2. Open the hood and unwrap the electrical cord. The electrical cord is located on the passenger side of the engine compartment, in front of the air cleaner. 3. Plug it in ...

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Speed control (if equipped)
With speed control set, you can maintain a set speed without keeping your foot on the accelerator pedal. WARNING: Do not use the speed control in heavy traffic or on roads that are winding, slippe ...

Driving in Mud, Sand, Snow, or Ice
Use a low gear when driving in mud – the deeper the mud, the lower the gear. Keep the vehicle moving to avoid getting stuck. Traction changes when driving on sand. On loose sand, such as on beach ...

Used engine oil
Prolonged contact with engine oil may cause serious skin disorders, including dermatitis and cancer of the skin. Always wash thoroughly after contact. It is illegal to pollute drains, water co ...