Audi A3  Setting off  Driving  General notes
Please note the following in order to prevent damage to the vehicle when driving through water (e.g. on flooded roads):
  • The water level must not be higher than the vehicle's underbody.
  • Do not drive faster than walking pace.
After driving through water, mud, sludge, etc., the braking effect can be delayed slightly due to moisture on the discs and brake pads. Applying the brakes carefully several times will remove the moisture and restore the full braking effect.
  • Parts of the vehicle (e.g. engine, gearbox, running gear or electrical components) can be badly damaged when driving through water.
  • Always switch off the start/stop system* Link before driving through water.
  • It is advisable to check the depth at the deepest point before approaching the water.
  • Do NOT stop the vehicle, drive in reverse or switch off the engine before you are out of the water.
  • Bear in mind that waves created by oncoming traffic could exceed the permissible wading depth of your vehicle.
  • Avoid driving through salt water (corrosion).

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