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Fuel Efficency

Fuel Efficiency

Drive smooth.

It's been proven that heavy acceleration, abrupt braking, and speeding can lower fuel economy by 5 percent at low speeds around town, and over 33 percent on the highway.*

Keep filters clean.

Replacing a dirty air filter with a clean one can improve acceleration time by around 6 to 11 percent.* The air filter in your Volkswagen can help protect your engine from impurities.

Engine maintenance.

It's important to keep an eye on your engine. Repairing any problems immediately is always a key to a long engine life. And if your car has failed an emissions test, or is clearly out of tune, repairing the problem can help improve your fuel economy 4 percent — on average.

Proper tire pressure.

By making sure your tires are not over or under inflated, you will help cut down on fuel while driving. Proper air pressure can help improve your fuel economy by about 3.3 percent.*

Avoid excess weight.

Keep your trunk and back seat free of unnecessary items that are heavy and will force your vehicle to work harder than it needs to.

Use Volkswagen approved oil.

By following the Volkswagen motor oil recommendation you can help improve fuel economy 1 to 2 percent.* See your local VW Dealer for the oil that was designed for your Volkswagen vehicle.

Cruise control.

By maintaining a constant speed on major roads and in free-flowing traffic your fuel economy will usually improve.

Avoid idling.

You get 0 miles per gallon when you idle.

Don't speed.

At speeds over 60 mph, fuel economy usually decreases.

Be organized.

When you combine your errands into one outing you will avoid many separate trips. This helps avoid unnecessary cold starts and help keeps your engine running warm and more efficiently.

*www.fueleconomy.gov