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Volkswagen Polo Owners Manual: Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:

 → An economic driving style 
 → Driving in a fuel-efficient manner

Fuel consumption, environmental impact and wear on the engine, brakes and tyres depend largely on three factors:

A few simple measures can help save fuel by up to 25%, depending on how you drive.

Active cylinder management (ACT®)

Depending on the vehicle equipment level, the vehicle may have active cylinder management (ACT®).

Active cylinder management (ACT®) can automatically deactivate individual engine cylinders in driving situations that require low power consumption. When a cylinder is deactivated, no fuel is injected into that cylinder, which can lead to an overall reduction in fuel consumption. The number of active cylinders can be shown on the instrument cluster display   .

WARNING

Adapt your speed and distance from the vehicles ahead to suit visibility, weather, road and traffic conditions.
Driving with respect for the environment
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An economic driving style
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Changing gear earlier In principle, the highest gear is always the most economical gear. A rule of thumb for most vehicle ...

Other materials:

Changing a blown fuse
Fig. 174 A blown fuse Fig. 175 Removing or fitting a fuse using the plastic pliers ① First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Preparation Switch off the ignition, the lights and all electrical consumers. Open the appropriate fuse box . Detecti ...

Battery with Visual Indicator, Enhanced
This is a maintenance-free battery with liquid electrolyte (wet battery).   Caution Do not remove any of the labels on the battery and do not add distilled water. Only perform a visual ...

Indicator lamps
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Lit up Possible cause Solution Engine management system fault (Electronic Power Control). The engine should be checked by a qualified workshop as s ...

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