get to know the larger than life vw caddy maxi

opening up Once you’ve swiped into the van with your Zipcard or the mobile app, use the keys during your reservation. We don’t really need to tell you, but press the open padlock button on the fob to unlock all the doors including the rear and sliding doors, and (surprise, surprise) press the locked padlock button to lock them all again. To release the key push the button in the top left hand corner. To open the bonnet use the lever found in the driver’s side footwell.


getting started To get the engine going push the clutch all the way down whilst turning the key in the ignition (a notice will flash on the screen saying ‘depress the clutch’ if you don’t).


steering lock Trying to turn the ignition but it won’t turn fully or connect? You’ll probably find the steering wheel lock is on. To release, give the wheel a firm wiggle from side to side.


fuel it up Push on the fuel flap and it will spring open (but only if the doors are unlocked, it also won’t shut if the doors are locked). Turn the cap anti-clockwise to unscrew it. Be sure to double check which type of fuel your Zipcar drinks before filling up (you’ll find this on your booking confirmation and/or a sticker inside the fuel flap).


for a rainy day You’ll find the wiper controls on the right hand side lever off the steering wheel. The symbols on the stalk indicate how to operate the different settings. Tip: if the front wipers aren’t working, check that the bonnet is shut properly. If it's the rear ones not working it may be the boot is open.


moving the mirrors Adjust your wingmirrors using the electric joystick on the driver’s door (next to the window operating buttons).


disabling the front passenger airbag If you need to use a rear-facing child seat in the passenger seat you can disable the airbag in a few simple steps: with the ignition off, find the airbag switch inside the glove box, in the top left hand corner. Use the ignition key to turn it to the off position. When off there will be a warning light to indicate this. Remember to turn the airbag back on when you finish your reservation for the safety of the next member.


dimensions The loading space is approximately 112cm (H) x 117cm (W) (at rear doors, and 156cm by sliding door) x 225cm (L). You’ll also find 6 mounted hooks in the loading space for securely fastening objects.


Got any more questions about the VW Caddy Maxi? Check your handy co-pilot found in your Zipcar’s glove compartment or give our friendly Member Services team a call on 0333 240 9000. Go on take him for a spin today.



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