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Recommendations for driving

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Help when starting on a hill

Hill start assist, Hill Start Assist (HSA), prevents the car from rolling backwards when starting on an uphill gradient. When reversing uphill, it prevents the car from rolling forwards.

Braking on gritted roads

When driving on salted roads, a layer of salt may form on the brake discs and brake linings.

Braking on wet roads

When driving for a prolonged period of time in heavy rain without braking, the braking effect may be delayed slightly when next using the brakes.

Parking on a hill

Always use the parking brake when parking on a hill.

Petrol particle filter

Petrol cars are fitted with particle filters for more efficient emission control.

Preparations for a long trip

Before a driving holiday or some other type of long journey, it is important to check the car's functions and equipment particularly carefully.

Overloading the starter battery

The electrical functions in the car load the starter battery to varying degrees. Avoid using the ignition position II when the car is switched off. Instead, use ignition position I - which uses less power.

Winter driving

For winter driving it is important to perform certain checks of the car in order to ensure that it can be driven safely.

Petrol station

Use the car's navigation system* to find the way to the closest petrol station.

Diesel particulate filter

Diesel cars are fitted with particle filters for more efficient emission control.

Drive mode ECO

Drive mode Eco optimises the car's driving characteristics for more fuel efficient and environmentally-conscious driving.

Driving in water

Driving in water means that the car is driven in a deeper amount of water on a road that is under water. Driving in water must be performed with great caution.

Saving energy

The car provides good conditions and opportunities for energy-saving driving.

Empty tank and diesel engine

Once the engine has stopped due to fuel starvation, the fuel system needs a few moments to carry out a check.

Overheating in the engine and drive system

Under special conditions, for example hard driving in hilly terrain and hot climate, there is a risk that the engine and drive system may overheat - in particular with a heavy load.

Driving with a trailer

When driving with a trailer, there are a number of points that are important to think about regarding the towbar, the trailer and how the load is positioned in the trailer.


During towing, the car is towed by another vehicle by means of a towline.

Economical driving

Drive economically and eco-consciously by driving smoothly, thinking ahead, and adjusting your driving style and speed to the prevailing conditions.