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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:

Checklist
Never carry out any work on the engine or in the engine compartment if you are not familiar with the requisite procedures and general safety requirements, or if you only have access to incorrect operating equipment, service fluids, and unsuitable tools   . The work should be carried ou ...

Ashtray in the drink holder
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Fig. 104 Removable ashtray To use, place the removable ashtray in one of the drink holders in the front centre console or in the rear centre console . Opening and closing the ashtray To open, lift the ashtray cove ...

Tread Depth, Measuring
  Note When measuring tread depth, take measurements in the main grooves. Do not take measurements at the tread wear indicator.     Tread depth of a tire must be mea ...

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