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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 ...

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Checking vacuum generation
  Note The average air pressure of the earth's atmosphere at sea level is 1013 mbar and decreases steeply as the altitude increases (approx. 100 mbar/1,000 m altitude). Local and time fluctuations also influence vacuum generation. ...

Brake support systems
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings The brake support systems ESC, ABS, BAS, TCS and EDL only function when the engine is running. They make a considerable contribution to active driving safety. Electronic stability control (ESC) The ESC helps to reduc ...

Winter tyres
M+S symbol On an “M and S tyre” the tread profile, tread composition or construction are designed so that the handling characteristics are improved on snow as compared with a normal tyre - especially when pulling away or stabilisatio ...

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