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Volkswagen Golf 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 in 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:

Washing the vehicle with a high-pressure cleaner
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer when cleaning your vehicle using a high-pressure cleaner. This applies in particular to the pressure and the spraying distance  . Maintain sufficient distance fro ...

Removing and installing left temperature flap control motor -V158-, RHD vehicles
Special tools and workshop equipment required Vehicle diagnostic tester First carry out the following work: –  Switch off all electrical consumers. –  ...

Radar sensor
Fig. 174 In the front bumper: radar sensor First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings A radar sensor is fitted to the front bumper to monitor the traffic situation  . Vehicles travelling ahead can thus be detected up to a distance of approximately 120 m. T ...

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