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Skoda Karoq (2019 year). Instruction - part 17

 

 

Windscreen washer fluid

Fig. 307 

Windscreen washer fluid reser-

voir

Read and observe   and   on page 267 first.

The windscreen washer fluid reservoir 

A

 is located in the engine compart-

ment 

» Fig. 307

.

The capacity of the reservoir is about 3 litres or about 5 litres on vehicles that

have a headlight cleaning system.
Use a suitable windscreen washer fluid in accordance with the current or ex-

pected weather conditions. We recommend that you use accessories from

ŠKODA Original Accessories.

CAUTION

Only use liquids that do not attack polycarbonates - otherwise there is a risk

of damage to the headlights.

Do not remove the filter from the windscreen washer fluid reservoir when

replenishing it with liquid otherwise the liquid transportation system can be-

come contaminated, which can cause the windscreen washer system to mal-

function.

Engine oil

Specification

To find out which type of engine oil you can use for your vehicle, contact a

specialist garage.
If this oil is not available, other oils can also be refilled. To prevent engine dam-

age, a maximum of 0.5 l of engine oil with the following specifications may be

used until the next oil change:

Petrol engines: VW 504 00, VW 502 00, VW 508 00, ACEA A3/ACEA B4 or

API SN, (API SM);

Diesel engines: VW 507 00, ACEA C3 or API CJ-4.

Engine oil VW 505 01 can optionally be used in diesel engines without a diesel

particulate filter.

Check and refill

Fig. 308  Dipstick variants

Depending on the driving style and operating conditions, the engine uses some

oil (up to 0.5 l / 1 000 km). Consumption may be slightly higher than this dur-

ing the first 5 000 km.
Have the oil change carried out by a specialist garage during the inspection.
Check the oil under the following conditions and refill.

The vehicle is on a horizontal surface.
The engine operating temperature is reached.
The engine is turned off.

Checking the level

Wait a few minutes until the engine oil flows back into the oil trough.

Remove the dipstick and wipe with a clean cloth.

Push the dipstick to the stop and pull out again.

Read the oil level and push in the dipstick.

The oil level must be in range 

A

 

» Fig. 308

. If the oil level is below the range

A

, refill the oil.

Refilling

Unscrew the cap of the engine oil filler opening 

C

 

» Fig. 306

 on page 268.

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Add oil of the correct specification in increments of 0.5 litres 

» page 269

.

Check the oil level .

Screw the lid of the engine oil filler closed carefully.

WARNING

The following instructions must be followed at all times when working on

the engine compartment 

» page 267

.

CAUTION

The oil level must never fall outside range 

A

 

» Fig. 308

 - otherwise there is a

risk of damaging the engine and the exhaust system.

If a top up with oil is not possible or the oil level is above range 

A

,

 stop

driving! Switch off the engine and seek assistance from a specialist garage.

Do not add additives to the engine oil - risk of engine damage.

Note

Too low engine oil level is shown in the instrument cluster by the warning

light  illuminating and also indicated by the message 

» page 47

. Nevertheless,

we recommend to check the oil level on a regular basis with the dipstick.

We recommend that you use oils from ŠKODA Original Accessories.

Coolant

Introduction

The coolant cools the engine and consists of water and coolant additive (with

additives that protect the cooling system against corrosion and prevents fur-

ring).
The coolant additive proportion in the coolant must be between 40 and 60 %.
The correct mixing ratio of water and coolant additive should be checked if

necessary by a specialist garage or corrected if necessary.

WARNING

The following instructions must be followed at all times when working on

the engine compartment 

» page 267

.

Never open the end cover of the coolant expansion reservoir while the

engine is still warm. The cooling system is pressurized - risk of scalding or

injury from being splashed with coolant!

WARNING (Continued)

To protect against coolant splashes, cover the cap with a cloth when

opening.

Coolant and coolant fumes are harmful - avoid contact with the coolant.

If your eyes or skin come into contact with the coolant, immediately wash

the affected area for a few minutes long with a lot of water and seek medi-

cal advice if required.

CAUTION

Do not cover the radiator or fit any parts (e.g. auxiliary lights) in front of the air

intakes - there is a risk of the engine overheating.

Checking and refilling

Fig. 309 

Coolant expansion reservoir

Read and observe   and   on page 270 first.

Check the coolant under the following conditions and refill.

The vehicle is on a horizontal surface.
The engine is not warm (if the engine is warm, the test results could be in-

accurate).
The engine is turned off.

Check the coolant level - the coolant level must be between the marks 

A

and 

B

 

» Fig. 309

. If the coolant level is below the mark 

B

, refill the coolant.

Refilling

The coolant expansion tank must always contain a small amount of coolant

» 

.

Place a cloth over the cap of the coolant expansion tank and unscrew the cap

carefully.

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Always top up using the correct specification of fluids.

Turn the cap until it clicks into place.

The specification of the coolant is shown on the coolant expansion reser-

voir

» Fig. 309

.

If no specified coolant is available, use only distilled or demineralised water and

have the mixing ratio of water and coolant additive corrected by a specialist

garage as soon as possible.

CAUTION

If the expansion tank is empty, do not top up with coolant. The system could

aerate - risk of damaging the engine! 

 Do not continue to drive! Switch off

the engine and seek assistance from a specialist garage.

Do not fill the coolant above the mark 

A

 

» Fig. 309

. When it heats up, the

coolant could press out of the cooling system - there is a risk of damage to the

engine parts.

If it is not possible to add coolant,

stop driving! Switch off the engine and

seek assistance from a specialist garage.

A coolant additive which does not correspond to the correct specification

can reduce the anti-corrosion effect of the cooling system - there is a risk of

damage to the cooling system and the engine.

If water other than distilled (demineralised) water is used, then have the

coolant replaced by a specialist garage - there is a risk of engine damage.

A loss of coolant could be due to leaks in the cooling system - there is a risk

of engine damage. Switch off the engine and seek assistance from a specialist

garage.

Note

A coolant level which is too low is indicated in the instrument cluster by the

warning light  and shown by the relevant message 

» page 47

. We still recom-

mend inspecting the coolant level directly at the reservoir from time to time.

Brake fluid

Fig. 310 

Brake fluid reservoir

Check the brake fluid under the following conditions.

The vehicle is on a horizontal surface.
The engine is turned off.

Check brake fluid level - the brake fluid level must be between the markings

“MIN” and “MAX”

» Fig. 310

.

Specification - the brake fluid must comply with VW 501 14 standard (this

standard meets the requirements of FMVSS 116 DOT4).
The brake fluid change is carried out during the inspection.

WARNING

If the date of the brake fluid change is exceeded, steam bubbles could

form in the brake system during heavy braking. This can impair the efficien-

cy of the brakes – risk of accident!

The following instructions must be followed at all times when working on

the engine compartment 

» page 267

.

There may be an indication of a leak in the brake system, however, if the

fluid level drops significantly within a short time or if it drops below the

“MIN” 

» Fig. 310

 marking. 

 Do not continue driving - There is a risk of ac-

cident! Seek help from a specialist garage.

Note

A low brake fluid level which is too low is indicated by the warning light 

be-

ing shown on the display of the instrument cluster as well as the correspond-

ing message

» page 42

. We therefore recommend that you check the coolant

level directly at the reservoir from time to time.

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Vehicle battery

Introduction

The vehicle battery represents a power source for the motor to start and for

the supply of electrical consumers in the car.

Automatic consumer shutdown - discharge protection of the vehicle

battery

The on-board power supply tries as follows to avoid draining the vehicle bat-

tery when it is heavily loaded.

By increasing the engine idle speed.

By limiting the power of certain consumers.

By turning off some consumers (heated seats, heated rear window) for as

long as necessary.

Warning symbols on the vehicle battery

Symbol

Meaning

Always wear eye protection.

Battery acid is severely caustic. Always wear gloves and eye pro-

tection.

Keep fire, sparks, open flames and lit cigarettes well clear of the

vehicle battery.

When charging the vehicle battery, a highly explosive gas mixture

is produced.

Keep children away from the vehicle battery.

WARNING

Battery acid is highly corrosive - risk of injury, irritation or poisoning! Corro-

sive vapours in the air irritate and damage the respiratory tract and the

eyes. The following guidelines must be observed.

Always wear protective gloves, eye and skin protection when handling

the vehicle battery.

If your eyes or skin come into contact with the electrolytic fluid, immedi-

ately wash the affected area for a few minutes long with a lot of water.

Seek medical assistance if required.

WARNING (Continued)

Keep the vehicle battery away from people who are not completely inde-

pendent, especially children.

Do not tilt the battery otherwise battery electrolyte may flow out of the

battery vent openings.

WARNING

When working on the car battery, there is the risk of explosion, fire, injury

or irritation! The following guidelines must be observed.

Avoid smoking, the use of open flames or light and any activities that

could cause sparks.

A discharged vehicle battery can freeze slightly. Never charge up a fro-

zen or thawed vehicle battery. Replace a frozen vehicle battery.

Never use a damaged vehicle battery – risk of explosion!

Do not connect the battery terminals with each other by bridging the two

poles of a short circuit.

CAUTION

Ensure that battery acid does not come into contact with the bodywork – risk

of damage to the paintwork.

Note

We recommend having all work on the vehicle battery carried out by a spe-

cialist garage.

You should replace batteries older than 5 years.

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Checking the condition

Fig. 311 

Vehicle battery: Electrolyte level

indicator

Read and observe   and   on page 272 first.

The battery condition is checked regularly by a specialist garage as part of the

inspection service.

Check the acid level

For car batteries with acid level indicator, use the colouration of the display to

check the acid level. In vehicle batteries with the designation “AGM” there is

no acid level examination.
Air bubbles can influence the colour of the indicator. For this reason carefully

tap on the indicator before carrying out the check 

» Fig. 311

.

Black colour - electrolyte level is correct.
Colourless or light yellow colour - electrolyte level too low, the battery must

be replaced.

Battery discharge

Frequent short journeys will not sufficiently recharge the car battery.
The battery capacity decreases at low temperatures.
If the vehicle is not used for longer than 3 to 4 weeks, then disconnect the

negative terminal  or charge the battery constantly with a very low charging

current.

Charging

Read and observe   and   on page 272 first.

Only charge the vehicle battery when the ignition and all consumers are

switched off.

Refer to the instructions of the charger manufacturer.

Charging

For vehicles with START-STOP system or auxiliary heating, connect the 

terminal of the charger on the 

 pole of the battery, the  terminal of the

charger to the earth point of the engine 

» page 285

.

For vehicles without START-STOP system or auxiliary heating, connect the

terminals of the charger to the corresponding battery poles (

 at 

.  at

).

Plug the mains cable of the charger into the power socket and switch on the

device.

After charging has been successful: Switch off the charger and remove the

mains cable from the power socket.

Disconnect the terminals of the charger from the vehicle battery.

A charging current of 0.1 multiple of the total vehicle battery capacity (or low-

er) must be used until full charging is achieved.

WARNING

When charging the vehicle battery, hydrogen is released - risk of explo-

sion. An explosion can be caused from sparks or connection or releasing

the cable plug while the ignition is on.

The so-called “quick charging” of the vehicle battery is dangerous and re-

quires a special charger and specialist knowledge. Therefore, have“Quick

loading” carried out by a specialist garage.

Disconnect/reconnect and change

Read and observe   and   on page 272 first.

We recommend you have the battery replaced by a specialist garage.
The new vehicle battery must have the same capacity, voltage, current and the

same size as the original Battery.

Connecting/disconnecting

To disconnect the battery, switch off the ignition and disconnect first the

negative terminal , and only after this the positive 

.

To connect the battery, first connect the positive terminal 

, and only after

this the negative terminal .

After disconnecting and re-connecting the vehicle battery, the following func-

tions or devices are partially or completely inoperative.

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Function / device

Operating measure

Power windows

» page 69

Panoramic tilting / sliding sunroof

» page 71

Sun screen

» page 71

Time setting

» page 51

CAUTION

Disconnect the vehicle battery only with the ignition turned off - there is a

risk of damaging the electrical system of the vehicle.

Before disconnecting the battery, close the electric tailgate, all the windows,

the sliding / tilting roof and the electric sunshade - otherwise malfunctions of

equipment elements may occur.

Under no circumstances must the connection cables be connected incor-

rectly – risk of fire.

Note

After disconnecting and re-connecting the vehicle battery, we recommend

having the vehicle checked by a specialist to ensure that the full functionality

of all electrical systems is guaranteed.

Wheels

Wheels and tyres

Advice on tyre/wheel usage

New tyres, during the first 500 km, new tyres do not offer optimum grip and

appropriate care should therefore be taken when driving.
Always fit tyres with a greater profile depth on the front wheels.
Wheels and bolts are matched to each other in terms of design. We recom-

mend that you use wheel rims and wheel bolts from ŠKODA Original Accesso-

ries.
Always store wheels or tyresin a cool, dry and, where possible, dark place. The

tyres themselves should be stored standing.

Tyre life

Tyres age and lose their original characteristics, even if they are not being

used. Do not use tyres that are older than 6 years.
The manufacturing date is indicated on the tyre sidewall (possibly on the in-

side). E.g. DOT ... 10 18... means that the tyres were produced in the 10th week

of the year 2018.

Tyre damage

We recommend checking your tyres and wheel rims for damage (punctures,

cuts, splits and bulges, etc.) on a regular basis.
Remove any foreign objects in the tyre tread immediately (e.g. small stones).
Foreign bodies which have penetrated into the tyre (e.g. screws or nails)

should not be removed. Seek help from a specialist garage.

Installation of new tyres

Only fit radial tyres of the same type, size (rolling circumference) and the same

tread pattern on one axle on all 4 wheels.
When mounting new tyres the tyres have to be replaced axle by axle.

Uni-directional tires

Some tires may be directional. The direction of rotation of the tyres is marked

by arrows on the wall of the tyre.

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The specified running direction must be strictly adhered to, otherwise the fol-

lowing tyre characteristics may be degraded.

Driving stability.

Traction.

Tyre noise and tyre wear.

Tires 245/40 R 19 94 W

A vehicle equipped with the tires 245/40 R 19 94 W at the factory also has

corresponding widening elements for the use of these tires.
If you would like to have these tires retrofitted, inform yourself at one ŠKODA

Partner about the possible retrofitting of your vehicle for the use of these

tires.

WARNING

Never use damaged tyres or tyres that are older than 6 years old – risk of

accident.

CAUTION

The tyres must be protected from contact with substances such as oil,

grease and fuel, which could damage them. If the tyres come into contact with

these substances, then we recommend you have this checked out in a special-

ist workshop.

Do not use alloy rims with a burnished or polished surface in winter condi-

tions - there is a risk of wheel damage (e.g. from the road grit).

Tyre pressure

Fig. 312  Label with a table of tyre sizes and tyre pressure value / inflate

tyres

The prescribed tyre inflation is on the sticker with pictograms 

A

» Fig. 312

 (for

some countries, the pictograms are replaced with a text).
Tyre pressure is always to match the load.

Inflation pressure for half load
Inflation pressure for environmentally friendly operation (slightly lower

fuel consumption and emissions)
Inflation pressure for full load
Tyre diameter in inches

This information serves merely as information for the prescribed tyre

pressure. This is not a list of shared tyre sizes for your vehicle. These are in

the vehicle's technical documentation, as well as the declaration of con-

formity (in the so-called COC document).
Tyre pressure value on the front axle
Tyre pressure value on the rear axle
Required tire pressure value for the emergency wheel

Check tyre pressures

Check the tyre pressure (including that of the emergency or spare wheel) at

least once a month and also before setting off on a long journey.
Always check the inflation pressure when the tyres are cold. Do not reduce

the higher pressure of warm tyres.
In vehicles with tyre pressure monitoring, tyre pressure values must be saved

each time the pressures are changed 

» page 251

.

WARNING

Do not drive with an incorrect tyre pressure - risk of accident.

In the event of very fast pressure loss, e.g. in the event of sudden tyre

damage, an attempt should be made to bring the vehicle carefully to a stop

without sudden steering movements and without any hard braking.

Note

The declaration of conformity (the so-called. COC document) can be obtained

from a ŠKODA Partner (only valid for some countries and some models).

B
C

D

E

F

G
H

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Tire wear and wheel change

Fig. 313  Tyre wear indicator / wheel change

The tyre wear increases in the following circumstances.

Incorrect tyre pressure.

Driving style (e.g. fast cornering, rapid acceleration / deceleration).

Incorrect balancing of wheels (have the wheels balanced after changing

tyres / repair or with “restlessness” on the steering).

Wheel alignment error.

Wear indicators are located in the profile of the tyres which display the per-

missible minimum tread depth 

» Fig. 313

 - . A tyre is to be regarded as worn

out when this indicator is flush with the tread. Markings on the walls of the

tyres with the letters “TWI” or other symbols (e.g. ) indicate the position of

the wear indicators.
The tread depth can be measured with a tread depth gauge on the ice scraper,

which is located on the inside of the fuel filler flap.
For uniform wear on all tyres, we recommend that you change the wheels ev-

ery 10,000 km according to the schedule 

» Fig. 313

 - .

WARNING

Change when they are worn down to the wear indicators at the latest -

risk of accident.

Improper wheel alignment affects the driving behaviour - there is an acci-

dent.

Unusual vibrations or “pulling” of the vehicle to one side could be a sign of

tyre damage. Reduce speed and stop! If no tyre damage is evident, seek the

assistance of a specialist garage.

Spare wheel

full spare wheel corresponds to the wheel mounted on the vehicle in terms

of the wheel dimensions, the tire dimension and the tire type.
temporary spare wheel is provided with a warning label on the rim. Only use

this temporary spare wheel to reach the nearest specialist garage since it is

not intended for permanent use.
Instructions for using a temporary spare wheel

Do not cover the signs.

Be particularly observant when driving.

Inflate the spare wheel to the maximum prescribed inflation pressure

» page 275

.

WARNING

A temporary spare wheel can only be used for a short time in the event of a

breakdown and with a correspondingly careful driving method.

Spare wheel

A warning label is displayed on the rim of the temporary spare wheel. Only use

this temporary spare wheel to reach the nearest specialist garage since it is

not intended for permanent use.
The emergency wheel is significantly narrower than the wheels mounted

ex-factory.
Instructions for using an emergency wheel

Do not cover the signs.

Be particularly observant when driving.

WARNING

Observe instructions on the warning sign of the emergency wheel.

Do not drive with more than one spare wheel mounted!

When driving with the temporary spare wheel at full throttle acceleration,

avoid sharp braking and fast cornering.

Do not use snow chains on the temporary spare wheel.

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Tyre marking

Explanation of tyre markings - e.g. 215/55 R 17 94 V

215

Tyre width in mm

55

Height/width ratio in %

R

Code letter for the type of tyre – Radial

17

Diameter of wheel in inches

94

load index

V

Speed symbol

Load index - indicates the maximum permissible load for each individual

tyre

load index

92

93

94

95

97

98

99

Load

(In kg)

630

650

670

690

730

750

775

Speed symbol - indicates the maximum permissible speed for a vehicle fit-

ted with tyres in the category concerned

speed

symbol

S

T

U

H

V

W

Y

Maximum

speed

(in km/h)

180

190

200

210

240

270

300

WARNING

Never exceed the maximum permissible load bearing capacity and speed

for the tyres fitted – There is a risk of accident.

Operating in winter conditions

All-year (or “winter”) tyres

All-season or “winter”tyres (indicated by an M+S or a mountain peak/snow-

flake symbol ) to improve the performance of the vehicle in winter condi-

tions.

For the best possible handling, use all-season or “winter” tyres on all four

wheels with a minimum tread depth of 4 mm.
If using “winter” tyres, fit the summer tyres on again in good time as they pro-

vide better handling properties, a shorter braking distance, less tyre noise, and

reduced tyre wear on roads which are free of snow and ice as well as at tem-

peratures above 7 °C.

Speed symbol

All-season or “winter” tyres (marked with M+S and a peak/snowflake symbol

) of a lower speed category than stated in the technical vehicle documenta-

tion can be used, provided the permissible maximum speed of these tyres is

not exceeded even if the possible maximum speed of the vehicle is higher.
The speed limit for all-season or “winter” tyres can be set in the Infotainment

system in menu 



/  →  → Tyres.

If the vehicle has all-season or “winter” tyres of a lower speed category then

the specified maximum speed of the vehicle (referring to tyres that have not

been delivered by the factory, a warning label with the maximum value of the

speed category provided for the mounted tyres must be fixed in the interior of

the vehicle in a constantly visible place in the driver’s field of vision. The warn-

ing label (sticker) can be replaced by setting the maximum value of the speed

category specified for the mounted tyres in Infotainment (only applies to cer-

tain countries). This specification defines the maximum vehicle speed with

mounted all-season or “winter”tyres that may not be exceeded.

Snow chains

The snow chains improve driving in wintry road conditions.
Before fitting the snow chains, remove the full wheel trims.
Only fit snow chains with links and locks no larger than 12 mm.
Snow chains must only be mounted on the front wheels and are applicable on-

ly for the following wheel / tyre combinations.

Rim size

Impression depth D

Tyre size

6J x 16

43 mm

215/60 R16

WARNING

Do not use chains on snow- and ice-free routes - the driving behaviour may

be affected and there is a risk of a puncture.

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Do-it-yourself

Emergency equipment and self-help

Emergency equipment

Placement of the first aid kit and warning triangle

Fig. 314 

Placing of the first-aid kit and

the warning triangle

The following information applies for the first aid kit and warning triangle from

the ŠKODA Original Accessories.

Placing the first-aid kit

The first-aid box can be attached by a strap to the right-hand side of the boot

» Fig. 314

.

Placing of the warning triangle

The first-aid box can be fastened to the right-hand side of the boot 

» Fig. 314

.

Insert one end of the warning triangle into the attachment in the direction of

the arrow 

1

.

Insert the other end into the recess in the direction of the arrow 

2

 and se-

cure with the tape 

A

.

To remove, the safety device on the tape must first be detached.

WARNING

Properly secure the first aid kit and the warning triangle, or there is a risk of

injury in the event of sudden braking or a vehicle collision.

Placement of reflective vest

Fig. 315 

Stowage compartment for the

reflective vest in the front door

The reflective vest can be stowed in the stowage compartment 

A

 inside the

storage compartment of the front door 

» Fig. 315

.

It is possible to store the reflective vests for the passengers on the rear seat in

the storage compartment in the rear doors.

Fire extinguisher

Fig. 316 

Release the fire extinguisher

The fire extinguisher is attached by two straps in a bracket under the front

passenger's seat.

To remove the fire extinguisher, release the safety catches on the two belts

in the direction of arrow 

» Fig. 316

 and remove the fire extinguisher.

To secure, place the fire extinguisher back in the mount and secure with the

belts.

The Owner´s Manual is fitted next to the fire extinguisher.
Pay attention to the expiration date of the fire extinguisher. After this date, the

correct function of the device is not guaranteed.

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WARNING

Always properly secure the fire extinguisher, there is a risk of injury in the

event of sudden braking or a vehicle collision.

Vehicle tool kit

Fig. 317  Vehicle tool kit

The box with the tool is located in the emergency or spare wheel area. The ve-

hicle tool kit may be stored in a bag in the luggage compartment.
Depending on the vehicle configuration, it may not contain all the compo-

nents listed in the on-board tool kit.

Adapter for anti-theft wheel bolts
Towing eye
Clamps for removing the wheel trims
Jack with sign
Crank for the jack
Wheel wrench
Extraction pliers for the wheel bolt caps
Breakdown kit

1

2
3
4
5
6
7
8

WARNING

The factory-supplied lifting jack is only intended for your model of vehi-

cle. Under no circumstances attempt to lift other vehicles or loads with this

– there is a risk of injury.

Always place the tool securely into the recesses in the storage compart-

ment in the emergency or spare wheel area, or in the pocket. This is stored

in the luggage compartment.

CAUTION

Screw the jack back to its starting position prior to putting it back in its box -

otherwise, there is a risk of damage to the box.

Note

The declaration of conformity is included with the jack or the log folder.

Changing a wheel

Preliminary work

For safety's sake, the following instructions must be observed before

changing a wheel on the road.

As far as possible, park the vehicle far away from the traffic flow - find a

place with a flat and firm surface.

Switch off the engine.

For vehicles with manual transmission, select 1st gear.

For vehicles with automatic transmission, place the selector lever in the P

position.

Switch on the parking brake.

Position the hazard warning system and the warning triangle at the prescri-

bed distance.

All the occupants should get out of the vehicle. The passengers should not

stand on the road (instead they should remain behind a crash barrier, for in-

stance) while the wheel is being changed.

Uncouple any trailers.

Changing a wheel

Take out the emergency or spare wheel 

» page 280

.

Remove the full wheel trim 

» page 281

 or caps 

» page 281

.

Loosen the wheel bolts 

» page 282

 

» 

.

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Jack up the vehicle

» page 282

 until the wheel that needs changing is clear of

the ground.

Unscrew the wheel bolts and place them on a clean surface (cloth, paper,

etc.).

Remove the wheel carefully.

Attach the spare wheel and slightly screw on the wheel bolts.

Lower the vehicle.

Tighten the wheel bolts opposite each other using the wheel wrench (“alter-

nating crosswise”)

» page 282

.

Replace the wheel trim 

» page 281

and the caps 

» page 281

.

When fitting a wheel with a unidirectional tyre, ensure that the direction of ro-

tation is correct 

» page 274

.

All bolts must be clean and must turn easily. If the screws are corroded and

difficult to move, then these must be replaced.

WARNING

Undo the wheel bolts just a little (about one turn) while the vehicle is not

jacked up. Otherwise, the wheel could come off and fall down – there is a

risk of injury.

Under no circumstances grease or oil the wheel bolts - risk of accident!

Subsequent steps

After changing the wheel, the following work must be carried out.

Place the replaced wheel in the trough under the flooring of the luggage

compartment and secure with a locking screw (insert the support base for

the luggage floor back into the screw).

Stow the vehicle tool kit in the space provided.

Check and, if necessary, adjust the tyre pressure on the assembled wheel,

and, for vehicle with tyre pressure monitoring, save the tyre pressure values

in the system 

» page 251

.

Have the tightening torque of the wheel bolts checked with a torque wrench

as soon as possible. The prescribed tightening torque is 140 Nm.

Replace the damaged tyre. It is not recommended to repair the tyre.

WARNING

A tightening torque which is too high can damage the bolts and threads

and this can result in permanent deformation of the contact surfaces on

the rim. Too low tightening torque, the wheels may fall off while driving -

risk of an accident. Therefore, drive cautiously and only at a moderate

speed until the tightening torque has been checked.

Removing/stowing the emergency or spare wheel

Fig. 318  Take out wheel

The spare wheel is located in a well under the floor covering in the luggage

compartment and is fixed in place with a fastening screw 

» Fig. 318

.

Take out wheel

Lift up the floor in the luggage compartment.

Remove the support base for the luggage floor in the direction of the arrow

1

 and the locking screw in the direction of the arrow 

2

» Fig. 318

.

Store wheel away

Place the wheel into the wheel well with the wheel rim pointing downward.

Tighten the locking screw in the opposite direction of arrow 

2

 until it stops

» Fig. 318

.

Re-insert the support base in the luggage floor in the opposite direction to

arrow 

1

.

Fold back the floor in the luggage compartment.

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Removing/stowing wheel in vehicles with sound system

Fig. 319 

Take out wheel

The spare wheel is located in a well under the floor covering in the luggage

compartment and is fixed in place with a fastening screw.

Take out wheel

Lift up the floor in the luggage compartment.

Press the latch 

A

 on the holder in the direction of the arrow 

1

 

» Fig. 319

.

Press the latch in the direction of arrow 

2

 and pull out the holder in the di-

rection of arrow 

3

.

Remove the locking screw in the direction of arrow 

4

.

Remove the bass loudspeaker.

Remove the wheel.

Store wheel away

Place the wheel into the wheel well with the wheel rim pointing downward.

Insert the bass loudspeaker.

Tighten the locking screw in the opposite direction of arrow 

4

 until it stops

» Fig. 319

.

Insert the connector in the bass loudspeaker.

Secure the latch 

A

 in the opposite direction to arrow 

1

.

Fold back the floor in the luggage compartment.

Full wheel trim

Removing the trim

Hang the clamps for removing the full wheel trims at the edge of one of the

ventilation openings in the full wheel trim.

Push the wheel wrench through the clamp, support on the tyre and pull off

the wheel trim.

Installing the trim

Press the wheel trim onto the wheel rim at the designated valve opening.

Then press the trim into the wheel rim until its entire circumference locks

correctly in place.

The back of the wheel trim supplied by the factory or from the ŠKODA Origi-

nal Accessories shows the position for the anti-theft wheel bolt. When using

the anti-theft wheel bolt, this is to be fitted in this point 

» 

.

WARNING

We recommend that you use hub caps from ŠKODA Original Accessories.

A sufficient air supply may not be able to be guaranteed with other wheel

trims to cool the braking system – Otherwise there is a risk of an accident.

CAUTION

If the wheel trim is set outside the position marked for the anti-theft wheel

bolt, there is a risk of damaging the wheel trim.

Use only manual pressure and do not hit the full wheel trim – otherwise there

is a risk of damaging the trim.

Note

We recommend that you use hub caps from ŠKODA Original Accessories.

Wheel bolts

Fig. 320 

Remove the cap

To remove the cap, insert the extraction pliers up to the stop on the cap and

pull this in the direction of the arrow 

» Fig. 320

.

To install, insert the cap up to the stop on the wheel bolt.

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Anti-theft wheel bolts

Fig. 321 

Anti-theft wheel bolt and at-

tachment

The anti-theft wheel bolts protect the wheels from theft. The upper section

B

 

» Fig. 321

 must be used to loosen/tighten these.

Insert the upper section 

B

 on the anti-theft wheel bolt 

A

 until it stops.

Insert the wrench on the attachment 

B

 until it stops and loose/tighten the

wheel bolt.

Removing the upper section.

The attachment for the anti-theft wheel bolts must always be kept in the

vehicle in case of a possible wheel change!
For wheel trims supplied ex-factory or from ŠKODA Original Accessories, the

anti-theft wheel bolt should be installed in the position marked on the back of

the wheel trim.

Note

We recommend that you retain the label with the code number. A replacement

upper section can be acquired from ŠKODA original parts based on this.

Loosening/tightening wheel bolts

Fig. 322 

Loosening the wheel bolts

Push the wheel wrench onto the wheel bolt to the stop. Use the associated

upper section for the anti-theft wheel bolts 

» Fig. 321

 on page 282.

To loosen the screws, hold the wrench end and turn the screw about one

turn in the direction of arrow 

» Fig. 322

.

To tighten the screws, hold the wrench end and turn the screw against the

direction of the arrow 

» Fig. 322

, until it is tight.

WARNING

If it proves difficult to undo the bolts, carefully apply pressure to the end of

the wrench with your foot. Keep hold of the vehicle when doing so, and

make sure you keep your footing - risk of accident.

Raising the vehicle

Fig. 323 

Jacking points for the jack

Fig. 324  Attach lifting jack

Before the vehicle is raised, the safety instructions must be observed 

» 

.

Use the jack from the tool kit to raise the vehicle. Position the jack at the jack-

ing point closest to the wheel to be replaced.

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Jacking points for the car jack are directly under the marking on the bottom

beam panel

» Fig. 324

 - ,

Insert the crank 

5

 into the mount on the jack 

4

» page 279

.

Support the base plate of the jack with its full area resting on level ground

and ensure that the jack is located in a vertical position at the jacking point

» Fig. 324

 - .

Use the crank to raise the jack until its claw encloses the bar 

» Fig. 324

 - .

Continue to lift the vehicle until the wheel is just off the floor.

WARNING

Observe the following instructions, otherwise there is risk of injury.

Secure the vehicle from unexpectedly rolling away.

Always ensure the base plate of the lifting jack cannot slip.

Provide a wide and stable base under the jack on loose surfaces (e.g.

such as gravel).

Create a non-slip base (e.g. a rubber floor mat) under the jack on a

smooth surface (e.g. cobblestones).

Always raise the vehicle with the doors closed.

Never position any body parts, such as arms or legs, under the vehicle,

while the vehicle is raised with a lifting jack.

When the vehicle is raised, never start the engine.

CAUTION

It is important to ensure that the jack is correctly attached to the bar of the

lower beam – otherwise there is a risk of damage to the vehicle.

Puncture repair kit

Introduction

The following information applies to the factory-fitted puncture repair kit.
Use the puncture repair kit to seal tyre punctures with a diameter of up to

about 4 mm.
Performing a repair with the breakdown kit not at all intended to replace a

permanent repair on the tyre. Its purpose is to get you to the nearest specialist

garage.
Immediately replace the tyre that was repaired using the puncture repair kit, or

consult a specialist garage about repair options.

Do not remove foreign bodies which have penetrated into the tyre (e.g. nails

etc.).
Do not use the puncture repair kit in the following instances.

The rim is damaged.

The outdoor temperature is below the minimum temperature indicated in

the instruction manual of the tyre filling bottle with sealant.

Tyre punctures of more than 4 mm.

There is damage to the tyre wall.

The expiration date (see inflation bottle) has passed.

WARNING

If the sealant comes into contact with skin, wash the affected area imme-

diately.

Observe the instructions provided in the puncture repair kit manufactur-

er's instructions for use.

Description of puncture repair kit

Fig. 325  Description of puncture repair kit

Read and observe   on page 283 first.

The kit is located in a box under the floor covering in the luggage compart-

ment.

Sticker with speed designation “max. 80 km/h”/“max. 50 mph”
Valve remover

1

2

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Inflation hose with plug
Air compressor (the layout of the controls may be different depending on

the type of air compressor delivered with the vehicle)
Tyre inflation hose
Button for the tyre pressure reduction
Tyre inflation pressure indicator
12 volt cable plug
ON and OFF switch
Tyre inflation bottle with sealing agent
Replacement valve insert

Note

The declaration of conformity is included with the air compressor or the log

folder.

Preparing to use the puncture repair kit

Read and observe   on page 283 first.

For safety's sake, the following instructions must be observed before

performing a wheel repair the road.

As far as possible, park the vehicle far away from the traffic flow - find a

place with a flat and firm surface.

Switch off the engine.

For vehicles with manual transmission, select 1st gear.

For vehicles with automatic transmission, place the selector lever in the P

position.

Switch on the parking brake.

Position the hazard warning system and the warning triangle at the prescri-

bed distance.

All the occupants should get out of the vehicle. The passengers should not

stand on the road (instead they should remain behind a crash barrier, for in-

stance) while the wheel is being repaired.

Uncouple any trailers.

3
4

5
6
7
8
9

10

11

Sealing and inflating tyres

Read and observe   on page 283 first.

Sealing

Unscrew the valve cap from the damaged tyre.

Insert the valve remover 

2

 

» Fig. 325

 on page 283 on the valve insert, so

that the valve insert fits into the slot of the valve remover.

Unscrew the valve insert and lay it on a clean surface (e.g. cloth, paper etc.).

Forcefully shake bottle

10

 several times.

Firmly screw the inflation hose 

3

 onto the tyre inflater bottle 

10

. The film

on the cap is pierced automatically.

Remove the plug from the inflation hose 

3

 and plug the open end fully onto

the tyre valve.

Hold the bottle 

10

 with the bottom facing upwards and fill all of the sealing

agent from the tyre inflator bottle into the tyre.

Remove the filler plug from the tyre valve.

Screw in the valve insert using the valve remover 

2

.

Inflating

Screw the air compressor tyre inflation hose 

5

 

» Fig. 325

 on page 283 firmly

onto the tyre valve.

For vehicles with manual transmission, set the lever in the neutral position.

On vehicles with automatic transmission, place the selector lever in the P

position.

Start the engine.

Plug the connector 

8

 into 12 volt socket 

» page 102

.

Switch on the air compressor with the ON and OFF switch 

9

.

Once a tyre inflation pressure of 2.0-2.5 bar is reached, turn off the air com-

pressor. Observe the maximum running time of the air compressor according

to the instructions of the repair kit manufacturer 

» 

.

If you cannot reach an air pressure of 2.0 - 2.5 bar, unscrew the tyre inflation

hose 

5

 from the tyre valve.

Drive the vehicle approx. 10 metres forwards or backwards to allow the seal-

ing agent to “distribute” in the tyre.

Firmly screw the tyre inflation hose 

5

 back onto the tyre valve and repeat

the inflation process.

Stick the corresponding sticker 

1

 on the dashboard in the driver's field of

view.

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