Škoda Servicing FAQ's

How do I check my car battery health?

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Checking the health of your car battery can entail looking for cracks or bulging sides, as well as using a voltmeter to measure the voltage. Anything under 11.8 volts indicates a weak battery that is in need of charging or replacement. .

When to change air filter in car?

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Experts recommend that you change the air filters in your car every 12,000-15,000 miles, thereby helping to maintain the optimum performance of your vehicle.

When to replace spark plugs?

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Modern spark plugs have been carefully designed to offer lasting durability, and should thus only require replacing between 80,000-100,000 miles.

When to change gearbox oil?

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Those driving a car with a manual transmission will usually require a change of gearbox oil between 30,000 and 50,000 miles, while those with an automatic transmission can cover between 60,000-100,000 miles before it requires changing.

When to change aircon?

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The need to refresh the air conditioning unit in your vehicle will become apparent through a number of factors, such as diminished airflow, inconsistent temperature, the emitting of strange noises or smells, or the production of excess moisture.

When to clean aircon?

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Keeping your air conditioning system clean is essential to ensuring that your vehicle is performing efficiently and circulating fresh, clean air throughout the cabin. As such, you should look to replace the air filters every couple of months.

How to refurbish alloy wheel?

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Refurbishing alloy wheels takes on a number of forms, ranging from treating dents and scratches through to coating with primer for added protection against corrosion.

How to restore alloy wheels?

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We at Des Winks ŠKODA will be able to provide you with a thorough alloy wheel restoration service that will return the look of your alloys to an as-new appearance.

How to refurbish rims?

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One of our specialist technicians will be able to remove any dirt from cracked rims and weld the wheel for a strong bond. They’ll then smooth the surface for an as-new finish.

How to remove paint transfer from car?

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Removing paint from a vehicle is completed using acetone, whose chemicals will dissolve the paint.

How to remove scratches from windshield?

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We always recommend visiting a leading workshop - such as Des Winks ŠKODA - in order to effectively and safely remove windshield scratches.

How to remove wiper scratches from windshield?

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Scratches caused by your windscreen wipers will often be minor in extent, but liaising with a team of experienced technicians will prove the most effective way to correct any issues.

How to remove scratches from plastic car interior?

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If you wish to repair minor plastic scratches at home, use a simple toothpaste and damp cloth to carefully rub the surface until smooth.

How much does it cost to fix scratches on car?

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The costs associated with fixing scratches on your car will vary according to the severity of the issues. Speak to a member of the team at Des Winks ŠKODA in order to learn more about the services available and anticipated costs.

How to change oil in ŠKODA Fabia?

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Visit Des Winks ŠKODA today and a member of our servicing department will be able to provide you with all the support needed to change the oil in your ŠKODA Fabia.

How to repair ŠKODA Fabia electric window?

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Schedule an appointment with a member of the Des Winks ŠKODA aftersales team and we’ll work with you to help correct any issues you may be experiencing with your ŠKODA Fabia electric windows.

What is included in a ŠKODA service?

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A ŠKODA service from Des Winks looks at dozens of features to ensure they’re operating at peak performance and offer the utmost in safety. From fluid levels to brake pads, lighting systems to air conditioning, we will provide a complete report of any issues that are discovered during a service.

What is ŠKODA extended scope service?

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The extended scope service is recommended at three-year/30,000-mile intervals following the second-year service.

Are ŠKODA cars expensive to maintain?

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ŠKODA cars are renowned for offering great reliability and quality, so you can be confident that your vehicle will be affordable to maintain for many years.

Are ŠKODAs expensive to service?

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We at Des Winks ŠKODA aim to ensure that servicing is as affordable as can be, so liaise with a member of our team today to learn more about the pricing of our options. Plus, there’s regular special offers available to help provide even greater value for money.

Are ŠKODAs expensive to repair?

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According to industry research, ŠKODA cars are actually among the most affordable to repair. As such, you should ensure you discuss your options with a member of the Des Winks ŠKODA team to ensure you’re getting the best value.

Does wheel alignment affect fuel consumption?

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Yes. Misalignment has the potential to reduce fuel efficiency by up to 10%, so ensure you conduct regular checks to avoid negatively impacting your running costs.

How does oil change help your car?

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Oil is essential to any vehicle as it lubricates all the moving components within an engine. This in turn means it helps your car run more efficiently and achieves better fuel economy.

Why change air filter in car?

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Failing to change the air filter in your car can lead to it becoming clogged with dirt. This subsequently reduces the airflow to the engine and means the vehicle has to work harder to perform, thereby impacting fuel economy.

Why replace fuel filter?

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The purpose of a fuel filter is to protect against dirt, rust, paint chips and more from contaminating fuel injectors and harming your engine. As such, you should aim to change the fuel filter every two years or 30,000 miles.