Show your ŠKODA some love. Here are a few tips to keep your ŠKODA running smoothly until we see you next!
A change in tyre pressure can be identified with ŠKODA Tyre Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS). If pressure has been lost or changed, the system will alert you, by displaying the TPMS indication on the instrument panel. Once pressures are checked and correct, the TPMS can be recalibrated through the options menu on the infotainment system.
On the inside of your fuel flap, you can find the sticker with the values. Most of the pressures are noted in the measurement BAR. Depending on the load for your journey, you may need to adjust the tyre pressure accordingly. The display will indicate pressure for a single person occupancy in the car and also for a fully laden vehicle.
If you want to check your oil, or top up your washer fluid, you'll need to get under the bonnet. It's usually only when you go to do this, that you realise you aren't sure how to open the bonnet! In most ŠKODA's, the release lever is located under the glove box on the front passenger side of the vehicle. For a smaller number of vehicles, it's in the same position but on the driver's side.
From time to time, it's good to check your oil level. The oil dipstick can be found under the bonnet and is easily identified by its yellow handle. Remove the dipstick fully, wipe it with a cloth to remove oil and return to its original position in the tube. Repeat the first step again, by removing the dipstick. The oil level should appear between the two markers.
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The MyŠKODA App is your vehicle manual in your hand. It provides information regarding your vehicle, including 'how to' tips and tricks, meaning you'll spend less time searching for what you need. And, if in the unlikely event that a notification light appears on your dash, the app can help you determine what it means and what you need to do next.
The start/stop function on your car is important for both reducing fuel consumption and emissions. However, sometimes it's more appropriate to have this disabled (if required by the user). To disable the function, simply push the start/stop button in your ŠKODA. This will allow your engine to continue idiling while stable. Once you switch your ignition off, the start/stop function will be enabled again.
On every ŠKODA, the fuel flap is opened by pushing in on the left side of the fuel flap cover, closest to the tailgate. This will pop open the cover allowing you to unscrew the fuel cap, but make sure your vehicle is unlocked! There are no switches in the vehicle itself that will open the fuel flap.
Pairing your phone sometimes can prove difficult. To access the pairing option, select telephone on the home screen of your infotainment screen, then follow the simple instructions. View the step by step video below.
With the portals below you will be able to keep the infotainment systems of your car up-to-date.
Offers software and maps updates for the different ŠKODA infotainment systems (Swing and Bolero radios + Amundsen and Columbus navigation).
Enables users to find destinations and edit information such as name or picture. The destinations are then saved in the vehicle SD Card and can be uploaded in the Amundsen or Columbus navigation systems.
Provides an overview of mobile devices (telephones, tablets, mp3 players) compatible with the inbuilt ŠKODA infotainment systems (Bluetooth handsfree, Bluetooth audiostreaming, SmartLink, etc).
ŠKODA vehicles are equipped with the up-to-date systems (eg. Trailer Assist and Blind Spot Detect) that increase your comfort and safety in particular. In these videos we explain how the various systems work and how to control them, so you can take full advantage. All the systems and functions are presented on several ŠKODA models, but are valid for all vehicles that are equipped with them.