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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:

Wear Spots
Wear spots are caused by a hard stop with locked wheels whereby the rubber compound is abraded from the contact patch. When the tires slide across the road surface, frictional heat is generated which reduces the abrasion resistance on the ...

Unlocking the selector lever lock manually
Fig. 159 Removing the cover of the gearshift gate (left-hand drive) The controls are mirrored in right-hand drive vehicles Fig. 160 Unlocking the selector lever lock manually First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings If the power fails in the vehicle (for ...

Running-in
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warningsPlease follow the regulations concerning running-in new parts. Running in a new engine Any new engine has to be run in during the first 1,500 kilometres. During its first few hours of running, the internal friction in the ...

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