Skoda Rapid Spaceback (2019 year). Instruction - part 13

 

  Index      Skoda     Skoda Rapid Spaceback (2019 year) - instruction in english

 

Search            copyright infringement  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Content      ..     11      12      13      14     ..

 

 

Skoda Rapid Spaceback (2019 year). Instruction - part 13

 

 

Checking the condition

Fig. 237 

Vehicle battery: Electrolyte level

indicator

Read and observe   and   on page 203 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, acidity can be checked on the basis

of a colour display. In vehicle batteries with the label “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. 237

.

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

be replaced.

Battery discharge

If frequent short journeys are made, the vehicle battery does not recharge suf-

ficiently.
The battery capacity decreases at low temperatures.
If the vehicle is not used for longer than 3 to 4 weeks, disconnect the negative

terminal  of the battery or charge the battery constantly with a very low

charging current.

Charging

Read and observe   and   on page 203 first.

Only charge the battery when the ignition and all consumers are switched off.

Refer to the instructions of the charger manufacturer.

Charging

For vehicles withthe START-STOPsystem or auxiliary heater, connect the 

terminal of the charger on the battery’s 

 pole, the  terminal of the charg-

er to the earth point of the engine 

» page 217

.

For vehicles without the START-STOPsystem or auxiliary heating, connect

the charger terminals to the corresponding battery poles (

 to 

,  to ).

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 through sparking while unclamping or

loosening the cable plug.

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.

Disconnecting/reconnecting and replacing

Read and observe   and   on page 203 first.

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

size as the original battery.

Connecting/disconnecting

To disconnect, switch off the ignition and disconnect the negative terminal

first , then disconnect the positive terminal 

.

When reconnecting the battery, reconnect the positive terminal 

 first,

then connect the negative terminal .

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

tions or devices are partially or completely inoperative.

204

General Maintenance

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Function / device

Commissioning

Windows

» page 59

Time settings

» page 46

CAUTION

Disconnect the battery only with the ignition and consumers turned off - risk

of damaging the electrical system of the vehicle.

Before disconnecting the battery, close all the electric windows - otherwise

malfunctions of the window can occur.

Under no circumstances mix up the charging cables – risk of fire.

Note

After disconnecting and reconnecting the vehicle battery, we recommend

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

of the vehicle 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.
Tyres with the deeper profiles should always be fitted to the front wheels.
Rims and wheel bolts are matched to each other in terms of design. We rec-

ommend that you use rims and wheel bolts from ŠKODA Original Accessories.
Wheels and tyres should always be stored in a cool, dry and dark place. The

tyres themselves should be stored vertically.

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’s profile immediately (e.g. small

stones).
Foreign bodies which have penetrated into the tyre (e.g. screws or nails)

should not be removed and help should be sought from a specialist garage.

Fitting new tyres

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

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

Directional tyres

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

by arrows on the wall of the tyre.

205

Wheels

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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.

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 (e.g. 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 specialist

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

tyres

The prescribed tyre pressure is indicated on the sticker with pictograms 

A

» Fig. 238

 (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

B
C

D

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 in the declaration of con-

formity (in 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 on warm tyres.
In vehicles with tyre pressure monitoring, tyre pressure values must be saved

each time the pressures are changed 

» page 182

.

WARNING

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

In the event of very rapid pressure loss (e.g. in the event of tyre damage)

an attempt should be made to bring the vehicle carefully to a stop without

sudden steering movements and without any hard braking - risk of acci-

dent.

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).

E

F

G
H

206

General Maintenance

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Tyre wear and wheel change

Fig. 239  Tyre wear indicator / wheel change

Tyre wear increases in the following circumstances.

Incorrect tyre pressures.

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

Incorrect wheel balancing (you should have the wheels balanced after chang-

ing/repair tyres or if the steering “is drifting”).

Wheel alignment errors.

There are wear indicator markers in the tyre treads, indicating whether the

minimum permissible tread depth has been reached 

» Fig. 239

 - . A tyre

should 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.
To ensure uniform wear on all tyres, we recommend that you change the

wheels every 10 000 km, in line with the schedule 

» Fig. 239

 - .

WARNING

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

cators - risk of accident.

Faulty wheel alignment affects handling - risk of accident.

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

tyre damage. Reduce speed and stop! If there are no external signs of tyre

damage, seek the help 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 warning sign.

Be particularly observant when driving.

Inflate the spare wheel to the maximum prescribed inflation pressure

» page 206

.

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.

Emergency 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 warning sign.

Be particularly observant when driving.

WARNING

Observe the instructions on the warning sign of the temporary spare

wheel.

Do not drive with more than one spare wheel mounted!

Avoid full throttle acceleration, sharp braking and fast cornering when

driving with the temporary spare wheel.

Do not use snow chains on the temporary spare wheel.

207

Wheels

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Tyre marking

Explanation of tyre markings - e.g. 185/60 R 15 84 H

185

Tyre width in mm

60

Height/width ratio in %

R

Code letter for the type of tyre – Radial

15

Diameter of wheel in inches

84

Load index

H

Speed symbol

Load index - indicates the maximum permissible load for each individual

tyre

Load index

83

84

85

86

87

88

Load

(In kg)

487

500

515

530

545

560

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

ted with tyres in a given category

Speed

symbol

S

T

U

H

V

W

Maximum

speed

(in km/h)

180

190

200

210

240

270

WARNING

Never exceed the maximum permissible load bearing capacity and speed

for the tyres fitted – risk of accident.

Operating in winter conditions

All-year (or “winter”) tyres

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

symbol ) to improve the performance of the vehicle in winter conditions.
To get the best possible driving characteristics, all-year or “winter”tyres, with a

minimum tread depth of 4 mm on all four wheels, should be fitted.

If “winter” tyres are mounted, summer tyres should be fitted again in good

time as they provide 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 temperatures above 7 °C.

Speed symbol

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

of a lower speed category than listed in the vehicle’s technical documentation

can be used provided that the maximum permissible speed for these tyres is

not exceeded even if the maximum possible speed of the vehicle is higher.
On vehicles with Infotainment, the speed limit for all-season or “winter” tyres

can be set with the button 



 in menu 



 →  → Tyres. For other vehicles,

there is the possibility to set the speed limit for winter tyres at a specialist ga-

rage.
If the vehicle has all-season or “winter”tires 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 warning

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

egory specified for the mounted tyres in Infotainment (only applies to certain

countries). This specification defines the maximum vehicle speed with moun-

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

Snow chains

The snow chains improve handling in wintry road conditions.
Before fitting the snow chains, remove the full wheel trims.
Snow chains must only be fitted on the front wheels and are applicable only to

the following wheel / tyre combinations.

Rim size

Impression depth D

Tyre size

5J x 14

35 mm

175/70 R14

Only fit snow chains with links and locks not larger than 9 mm.

Rim size

Impression depth D

Tyre size

6J x 15

38 mm

185/60 R15

Only fit snow chains with links and locks not larger than 12 mm.

208

General Maintenance

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

WARNING

Do not use chains on snow and ice-free routes - the handling would be im-

paired and there is a risk of damage to the tyres.

209

Wheels

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Do-it-yourself

Emergency equipment and self-help

Emergency equipment

Placement of the first aid kit and warning triangle

Fig. 240  Placing of the first-aid kit and the warning triangle

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

ŠKODA Original accessories valid.

Placing the first-aid kit

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

gage compartment 

» Fig. 240

.

Placing of the warning triangle - variant 1

The warning triangle can be inserted into the recess under the loading edge

and secured with the fastener tape

» Fig. 240

 .

Placing of the warning triangle - variant 2

On vehicles with the vehicle battery in the luggage compartment, the warning

triangle can be stowed in a box under the floor covering in the luggage com-

partment 

» Fig. 240

 - .

WARNING

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

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

Location of reflective vest

Fig. 241 

Storage compartment for the

reflective vest

The reflective vest can be stored in a holder under the driver's seat 

» Fig. 241

.

fire extinguisher

Fig. 242 

Release the fire extinguisher

The fire extinguisher is attached by two straps in a holder underneath the driv-

er's seat.

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

in the direction of arrow 

» Fig. 242

 and remove the fire extinguisher.

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

belts.

The Owner´s Instruction 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.

WARNING

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

event of sudden braking or a vehicle collision.

210

Do-it-yourself

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Vehicle tool kit

Fig. 243  Vehicle tool kit

The box with the tool kit is located in the storage compartment for the spare

wheel and may be secured with tape, depending on specification.
Depending on the equipment, not all the components listed in the on-board

tool kit have to be contained in it.

Screwdriver
Spanner for removing and installing the tail light
Top section for the anti-theft wheel bolts
Towing eyelet
Clamps for removing the wheel trims
Jack with sign
Wheel wrench
Extraction pliers for the wheel bolt caps
Breakdown kit

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 it –

there is a risk of injury.

Always stow the tool safely in the box and make sure that it is attached

with the belt to the spare wheel - otherwise it could cause injury to the oc-

cupants if breaking suddenly or colliding with another vehicle.

1

2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9

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.

Park the vehicle as far as possible away from the traffic flow - choose a place

with a flat and firm surface.

Switch off the engine.

For vehicles with instruction transmission, select 1st gear.

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

position.

Firmly apply the handbrake.

Switch on the hazard warning lights and set up the warning triangle at the

prescribed distance.

Have all the occupants get out. The passengers should not stand on the

road while the wheel is being changed (they should remain behind a crash

barrier, for instance).

Uncouple any trailers.

Changing a wheel

Take out the emergency or spare wheel 

» page 212

.

Remove the full wheel trim 

» page 212

 or caps 

» page 213

.

Loosen the wheel bolts 

» page 213

 

» 

.

Jack up the vehicle 

» page 214

 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.

211

Emergency equipment and self-help

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

ing crossways”) 

» page 213

.

Replace the wheel trim 

» page 212

 and caps 

» page 213

.

When fitting a wheel with directional tyres, ensure that the direction of rota-

tion is correct 

» page 205

.

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

cult to move, these must be replaced.

WARNING

Undo the wheel bolts just a little (about one turn), provided the vehicle

has not yet been jacked up. Otherwise the wheel could come loose and fall

off – risk of injury.

Under no circumstances must the bolts be greased or oiled - cause an ac-

cident.

Subsequent steps

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

Stow the replaced wheel in the well under the floor covering of the luggage

compartment and secure with a locking screw.

Stow the tool kit in the space provided and secure using the band.

Check tyre pressure on the mounted wheel and adjust if necessary and, with

vehicles with tyre pressure monitoring, save the tyre pressure values in the

system 

» page 182

.

Have the tightening torque of the wheel bolts checked as soon as possible.

The prescribed tightening torque is 120 Nm.

Replace the damaged tyre. Repairing the tyre is not recommended.

WARNING

Tightening torque which is too high can damage the threads and this can

result in permanent deformation of the contact surfaces on the rim. Where

tightening torque is too low, the wheels may become loose while driving -

risk of 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. 244 

Take out the 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. 244

.

Take out the wheel

Lift up the floor in the luggage compartment.

Loosen the retaining belt and take out the box with the tool kit.

Unscrew the fastening screw in the direction of arrow 

» Fig. 244

 and the re-

move the wheel.

Stow the wheel

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

On vehicles with the vehicle battery in the boot, lay down the wheel with the

outer face upward.

Pull the fixing band through the opposite holes in the wheel rim.

Screw the fastening screw opposite to the direction of arrow until it stops

» Fig. 244

.

Place the box with the tool kit back inside the wheel and secure it with the

tape.

Fold back the floor in the luggage compartment.

Full wheel trim

Remove 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.

212

Do-it-yourself

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Install 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 position of the anti-theft wheel bolt is indicated by means of a symbol on

the back of the wheel trim supplied ex-factory or from the ŠKODA Original

Accessories. If using the anti-theft wheel bolt it should be fitted at this point

» 

.

WARNING

We recommend that you use wheel trims from ŠKODA Original Accesso-

ries. 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 ac-

cident.

CAUTION

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

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

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 wheel trims from ŠKODA Original Accessories.

Wheel bolts

Fig. 245 

Remove the cap

To remove the cap insert the extraction pliers as far as they will go on the

cap and pulling them out in the direction of arrow 

» Fig. 245

.

To install, insert the cap onto the wheel bolt as far as it will go.

Anti-theft wheel bolts

Fig. 246 

Anti-theft wheel bolt and at-

tachment

The anti-theft wheel bolts protect the wheels from theft. This can only be

loosened/tightened with attachment 

B

 

» Fig. 246

.

Insert the upper section 

B

 on the anti-theft wheel bolt 

A

 until it stops.

Insert the key as far as it will go onto attachment 

B

 and loosen / tighten the

wheel bolt.

Remove the attachment.

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. 247 

Loosening the wheel bolts

213

Emergency equipment and self-help

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

attachment for the anti-theft wheel bolts 

» Fig. 246

 on page 213.

To loosen the screws, grasp the key end and turn the screw about one turn

rotation in the direction of the arrow 

» Fig. 247

.

To tighten the screws grasp the key end and turn the screw against the di-

rection of the arrow 

» Fig. 247

, 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 - danger of injury.

Raising the vehicle

Fig. 248 

Jacking points for the jack

Fig. 249  Attach lifting jack

Before the vehicle is raised, please take note of the safety instructions 

» 

.

In order to raise the vehicle, the jack from the tool kit is to be used. Position

the jack at the jacking point closest to the wheel to be replaced.

The jacking points are located on the lower sill 

» Fig. 248

.

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

and ensure that the jack will fit in the jacking point when raised 

» Fig. 249

 -

.

Use the crank to raise the jack until its pawl covers the jacking point

» Fig. 249

- .

Raise the vehicle until the wheel is a little off the floor.

WARNING

The following instructions must be observed, otherwise there is risk of in-

jury.

Ensure the vehicle cannot unexpectedly roll away.

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

Place a wide and stable base material under the jack if on a loose surfa-

ces (e.g. gravel).

Place an anti-slip base material (e.g. a rubber mat) under the jack if on a

smooth surface (e.g. cobblestones).

Always raise the vehicle with the doors closed.

Never position any body parts (e.g. arms or legs) under the vehicle while

the vehicle is raised.

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.

Breakdown kit

Introduction

The following information applies for the breakdown kit supplied ex-factory.
The breakdown kit can be used to seal punctures with a diameter of up to

about 4 mm.
A repair made using the breakdown kit is never intended to replace a perma-

nent repair on the tyre. Its purpose is to get you to the nearest specialist ga-

rage.
Replace the tyre that was repaired using the breakdown kit as soon as possi-

ble, or consult a specialist garage about repair options.

214

Do-it-yourself

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Do not remove foreign bodies which have penetrated into the tyre (e.g. nails).
Do not use the breakdown kit in the following cases.

The rim is damaged.

The outdoor temperature is below the minimum temperature indicated in

the instruction manual for the tyre filling bottle with sealant.

Tyre punctures greater than 4 mm.

Damage to the tyre wall.

The use-by date (see inflation bottle) has passed.

WARNING

If there is skin contact with the sealant wash the affected area immedi-

ately.

Observe the instructions provided in the puncture repair kit manufactur-

er's instructions for use.

Description of the breakdown kit

Fig. 250  Description of the breakdown kit

Read and observe   on page 215 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
Inflation hose with plug

1

2
3

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 connector
ON and OFF switch
Tyre inflator bottle with sealant
Replacement valve core

Note

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

folder.

Preparing to use the breakdown kit

Read and observe   on page 215 first.

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

undertaking a wheel repair on a road.

Park the vehicle as far as possible away from the traffic flow - choose 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.

Firmly apply the handbrake.

Switch on the hazard warning lights and set up the warning triangle at the

prescribed distance.

Have all the occupants get out. While the repair is being carried out, the

passengers should not stand on the road (instead they should remain behind

a crash barrier, for instance).

Uncouple any trailers.

Sealing and inflating tyres

Read and observe   on page 215 first.

Sealing

Unscrew the valve cap from the damaged tyre.

4

5
6
7
8
9

10

11

215

Emergency equipment and self-help

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Attach the valve remover 

2

 

» Fig. 250

 on page 215 onto the valve insert, so

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

Unscrew the valve insert and place it on a clean base (rag, paper etc.).

Forcefully shake bottle 

10

 several times.

Firmly screw the inflation hose 

3

 onto the tyre inflater bottle 

10

. The film

on the bottle cap is pierced.

Remove the plug from the inflation hose 

3

 and insert the bottle onto the

tyre valve.

Hold the bottle 

10

 with the bottom facing upwards and fill all of the sealing

agent from the tyre inflater bottle into the tyre.

Remove the filler plug from the tyre valve.

Screw in the valve insert with the valve remover 

2

.

Inflating

Screw the air compressor tyre inflation hose 

5

 

» Fig. 250

 on page 215 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 the 12 volt socket 

» page 78

.

Switch on the air compressor with the ON and OFF switch 

9

.

Once tyre inflation pressure of 2.0-2.5 bar has been reached, turn off the air

compressor. Observe the maximum running time of the air compressor ac-

cording to the instructions of the repair kit manufacturer 

» 

.

If an air pressure of 2.0-2.5 bar has not been reached, unscrew the tyre infla-

tion hose 

5

 from the tyre valve.

Drive the vehicle 10 metres forwards or backwards to allow the sealing

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

 onto the dashboard in the driver's field of

view.

At a tyre inflation pressure of 2.0 – 2.5 bar, the journey can be continued at a

maximum speed of 80 km/h or 50 mph.

WARNING

If the tire does not inflate to at least 2.0 bar, the damage is too great. The

sealing agent cannot be used to seal the tyre. 

 Do not drive the vehicle!

Seek help from a specialist garage.

The tyre inflation hose and air compressor may get hot as the tyre is be-

ing inflated – there is a risk of burning.

CAUTION

Switch off the air compressor at the latest after the running time according to

the instructions of the repair kit manufacturer has elapsed – otherwise there is

the risk of compressor damage! Allow the air compressor to cool a few mi-

nutes before switching it on again.

Information on driving with repaired tyres

Read and observe   on page 215 first.

The inflation pressure of the repaired tyre must be checked after driving for 10

minutes.

If the tyre pressure is 1.3 bar or less

The tyre cannot be properly sealed with the breakdown kit. 

 Do not con-

tinue to drive! Seek help from a specialist garage.

If the tyre pressure is 1.3 bar or more

Set the tyre pressure back to the correct value 

» page 206

.

Continue driving carefully to the nearest specialist garage at a maximum

speed of 80 km/h (50 mph).

WARNING

A tyre filled with sealant has the same driving characteristics as a standard

tyre. The following guidelines must be observed.

Do not drive faster than 80 km/h (50 mph).

Avoid accelerating at full throttle, sharp braking and fast cornering.

216

Do-it-yourself

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Jump-starting

Introduction

WARNING

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

the engine compartment 

» page 198

.

When handling the vehicle battery, the following warnings must be ob-

served 

» page 203

.

A discharged vehicle battery may already freeze at temperatures just be-

low 0 °C. If the battery is frozen, do not carry out a jump start with the bat-

tery of another vehicle – risk of explosion and injury!

Never jump-start vehicle batteries with an electrolyte level that is too low

– risk of explosion and caustic burns.

Jump-starting using the battery from another vehicle

Fig. 251  Jump-starting:  - discharged battery,  - power-supplying

battery/ground point of the engine for the START-STOP system

Read and observe   on page 217 first.

If, because of a discharged battery, it is not possible to start the engine, the

battery of another vehicle can be used to start the engine. To do this, jump-

start cables are required which have a sufficiently large cross-section and insu-

lated terminal clamps.
The rated voltage of the two batteries must be 12 V. The capacity (Ah) of the

power-supplying battery must not be significantly lower than the capacity of

the discharged battery.

The jump-start cables must be attached in the following sequence.

Attach clamp 

1

 to the positive terminal of the discharged battery.

Attach clamp 

2

 to the positive terminal of the power-supplying battery.

Attach clamp 

3

 to the negative terminal of the power-supplying battery.

For vehicles with the START-STOP system, attach clamp 

4

 to the ground

point of the engine 

A

 

» Fig. 251

.

For vehicles without the START-STOPsystem, attach clamp 

4

 to a solid

metal part firmly attached to the engine block or directly to the engine block.

Starting engine

Start the engine on the vehicle providing the power and allow it to idle.

Initiate the starting process in the vehicle with the discharged battery.

If the engine does not start within 10 s, then cancel the starting procedure

and repeat after half a minute.

Remove the jump start cables in the reverse order as attachment.

WARNING

Never clamp the jump cable to the negative terminal of the discharged

battery - risk of explosion.

The non-insulated parts of the terminal clamps must never touch each

other – there is a risk of short circuit!

The jump-start cable connected to the positive terminal of the battery

must not come into contact with electrically conducting parts of the vehi-

cle – there is a risk of short circuit!

Position the jump cables so that they cannot be caught in rotating parts in

the engine compartment - danger of injuries and the risk of vehicle dam-

age.

217

Emergency equipment and self-help

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Towing the vehicle

Information about the towing process

Fig. 252  Braided tow rope / Spiral tow rope

To tow with a tow rope, use only a braided synthetic fibre rope 

» Fig. 252

 - 

» 

.

Attach the tow rope or the tow bar to the towing eyes at the front

» page 218

towing eyes at the rear 

» page 219

 or to the towing device of the

trailer device 

» page 183

.

Conditions for towing.

Cars with automatic gearboxes must not be towed with the rear wheels

raised - there is a risk of gearbox damage!
If the gearbox has no oil, your vehicle must be towed with the front axle

raised clear of the ground or on a breakdown vehicle or trailer.
The maximum towing speed is 50 km/h.
The vehicle must be transported on a special breakdown vehicle or trailer

if it is not possible to tow the vehicle in the way described or if the towing

distance is greater than 50 km.

Driver of the tow vehicle

On vehicles with manual transmission, engage gear slowly when starting.

On vehicles with automatic transmission, accelerate with particular care.

Only then approach correctly when the rope is taut.

Driver of the towed vehicle

If possible, the vehicle should be towed with the engine running. The brake

booster and power steering only operate if the engine is running, otherwise

much greater force has to be applied to the brake pedal and more power has

to be expended for steering.

If it is not possible to start the engine, switch on the ignition so that the

steering wheel does not lock and so that the turn signal lights, windscreen

wipers and windscreen washer system can be used.

Take the vehicle out of gear or move the selector lever into position N if the

vehicle is fitted with an automatic gearbox.

Keep the tow rope taut at all times during the towing procedure.

WARNING

Spiral tow ropes must not be used for towing 

» Fig. 252

- , the towing

eye may unscrew out of the vehicle – risk of accident.

The tow rope should not be twisted - there is a risk of accidents.

CAUTION

Do not tow-start the engine – risk of damaging the engine! The battery from

another vehicle can be used as a jump-start aid 

» page 217

Jump-starting.

For off-road towing manoeuvres, there is a risk to both vehicles that the fas-

teners may become overloaded and damaged.

Note

We recommend that you use a tow rope from ŠKODA Original Accessories.

Front towing eye

Fig. 253  Remove cap / install towing eye

218

Do-it-yourself

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Cap removal/fitting

To remove, press down on the cap in the direction of arrow 

1

 and remove it

in the direction of arrow 

2

 

» Fig. 253

.

To fit it, insert the cap in arrow range 

1

 and then press on the opposite edge

of the cap. The cap must engage firmly.

Removing/installing the towing eye

To fit, screw in the towing eye by hand in the direction of the arrow 

3

» Fig. 253

 until it clicks into place 

» 

.

Tighten the towing eye using a wheel wrench or similar object. To do this, in-

sert the wheel wrench through the eye.

To removeit, unscrew the towing eye in the opposite direction to arrow 

3

.

WARNING

The towing eye must always be firmly in place, otherwise the towing eye

could break whilst being towed.

Towing eye rear

Fig. 254 

Rear towing eye

The rear towing eye is located below the bumper on the right.
Remove the protective cap before using the towing eye. 

» Fig. 254

. Replace

the protective cap after using the towing eye.

Vehicles with a tow hitch

For vehicles with a factory-fitted towing device, the pre-installed detachable

tow-bar may be used 

» page 183

Hitch.

Remote control – Changing the battery

Introduction

CAUTION

The replacement battery must correspond to the original specification.

Pay attention to the correct polarity when changing the battery.

Note

We recommend you have the battery replaced by a specialist garage.

Key with fold-out key bit

Fig. 255  Opening the cover/removing the battery

Read and observe   on page 219 first.

Pop out the key bit.

Press off the battery cover 

A

 

» Fig. 255

 with your thumb or by using a flat

screwdriver in region 

B

.

Open the battery in the direction of arrow 

1

.

Remove the discharged battery in the direction of arrow 

2.

Hold any button on the key for about 5 s.

Insert the new battery.

Insert the battery cover 

A

 and press it down until it clicks audibly into place.

The key has to be synchronised if the vehicle cannot be unlocked or locked

with the key after replacing the battery 

» page 56

.

219

Emergency equipment and self-help

-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Content      ..     11      12      13      14     ..