The Skoda Winter Health Check

Winter tyres are designed to offer performance below 7 degrees Celsius, the temperature at which standard tyres start to lose grip and braking performance.

Ensuring drivers don't get caught out by winter weather, Skoda retailers are offering winter tyres priced from £248 as well as a complete Winter Check to make sure their car is prepared.

Winter tyres are designed to offer performance below 7 degrees Celsius, the temperature at which standard tyres start to lose grip and braking performance.

Winter Tyre Key Benefits
  • Shorter breaking distances – The braking distance of a winter tyre in cold conditions is up to 10% shorter than a regular tyre, around two vehicle lengths.
  • Resistance to aquaplaning – The winter tyre tread pattern is designed to displace water and slush from under the tyre, reducing aquaplaning.
  • Increased grip – Winter tyres have a softer compound with a high natural rubber content to increase grip in cold conditions.

Skoda's Winter Check, priced at £19.99, includes a full vehicle health check with a focus on the key vehicle systems critical for safe winter driving, including seven important checks carried out by highly-trained technicians:

  • Lights – Are they aligned correctly? Perfectly aligned lights enable drivers to have the best possible visibility, critically important during winter's dark days and nights.
  • Wiper blades – Severe weather puts increased demands on wiper blades, so it's crucial to make sure they're in good condition before winter begins.
  • Windscreen washer fluid – Skoda technicians will check it is topped up with the correct antifreeze screen wash fluid.
  • Brakes – Fast, responsive brakes are essential in winter, so the pads, discs and brake fluid are checked allowing drivers to brake more effectively.
  • Tyres – The condition of the tyres is checked, plus customers will be given additional advice about choosing winter tyres.
  • Battery – Winter puts extra strain on batteries, so technicians will check they're in good working order before cold weather hits.
  • Air-con – By ensuring the air-con is in good shape, drivers need not worry about a winter of condensation
Published 18 October 2011 Staff

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