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Recommendations for driving

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Updated 1/31/2020

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

Help when starting on a hill

Updated 7/10/2020

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

Updated 7/10/2020

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

Braking on wet roads

Updated 7/10/2020

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

Updated 7/10/2020

Always use the parking brake when parking on a hill.

Petrol particle filter

Updated 1/31/2020

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

Petrol station

Updated 5/18/2020

Use the car's navigation system in order to find the route to the closest petrol station.

Empty tank and diesel engine

Updated 1/31/2020

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

Diesel particulate filter

Updated 1/31/2020

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

Drive mode Eco

Updated 1/31/2020

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

Saving energy

Updated 7/10/2020

The car provides plenty of opportunities and conditions for energy efficient driving.

Economical driving

Updated 1/31/2020

Drive economically and in a more eco-friendly way by driving gently and anticipating situations.

Preparations for a long trip

Updated 1/31/2020

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

Updated 7/10/2020

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.

Driving in water

Updated 1/31/2020

Wading means the car being driven through water, e.g. on a flooded road. Driving in water must be performed with great caution.

Winter driving

Updated 1/31/2020

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

Overheating in the engine and drive system

Updated 7/10/2020

Under certain conditions, e.g. 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

Updated 1/31/2020

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.