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Volkswagen Polo Owners Manual: Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:

 → Notes on tow-starting
 → Notes on towing
 → Fitting the front towing eye
 → Rear towing eye
 → Driving tips when towing

Comply with any legal requirements when towing and tow starting.

For technical reasons, vehicles with a discharged battery must not be tow-started.

Towing a vehicle when the engine is switched off and the ignition is switched on discharges the vehicle battery. Depending on the vehicle battery charge level, the drop in voltage can be large enough after just a few minutes that electrical consumers in the vehicle will no longer function, e.g. the hazard warning lights.

Additional information and warnings:

WARNING

Never tow a vehicle that has no power supply.

WARNING

If a vehicle is being towed, the vehicle handling and braking effect will change significantly. Please note the following in order to reduce the risk of an accident or serious injuries:

NOTICE

Tow-starting and towing
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Notes on tow-starting
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Vehicles should not be tow-started wherever possible. Use jump leads to start the engine instead . For technical reasons, ...

Other materials:

Tyre damage
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warningsDamage to tyres and rims is often not readily visible. Any unusual vibrations or signs that the car is pulling to one side may indicate that one of the tyres is damaged . Reduce your speed immediately if you suspect th ...

General Information
A new repair concept has been developed for repairing washer system hoses. Various individual hose connectors, adapters, Ethylene Propylene Diene Methylene (EPDM) rubber hoses and shrink tubing will be offered as replacement parts. ...

Windscreen wiper lever
Fig. 72 Operating the front windscreen wiper Fig. 73 Operating the rear window wiper First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Move the windscreen wiper lever to the desired position : ⓪ Switches ...

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