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Skoda Rapid (2019 year). Instruction - part 13

 

 

Tyre wear and wheel change

Fig. 233  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. 233

 - . 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. 233

 - .

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 203

.

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.

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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 fitted, 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.
the vehicle has all-season or “winter” tyres with a speed category that is lower

than the specified top speed of the vehicle (does not apply to factory-supplied

tyres), a warning label with the maximum value of the speed category supplied

for the mounted tyres in the interior of the vehicle and in a place which is con-

stantly visible in the driver’s field of vision. The warning label (sticker) can be

replaced by setting the maximum value of the speed category specified for the

mounted tyres in Infotainment (only applies to certain countries). This specifi-

cation defines the maximum vehicle speed with mounted all-season or “win-

ter”tires that must 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.

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Wheels

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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.

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Emergency equipment and self-help

Emergency equipment

Placement of the first aid kit and warning triangle

Fig. 234 

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. 234

.

Placing of the warning triangle

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

and secured with the fastener tape 

» Fig. 234

.

To release, press the clasp on the strap in the direction of arrow 

1

 and fold

open the strap 

A

 in the direction of arrow 

2

 

» Fig. 234

.

To secure, fold up the belt 

A

 against the arrow direction 

2

 until it locks in-

to place.

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. 235 

Storage compartment for the

reflective vest

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

» Fig. 235

.

fire extinguisher

Fig. 236 

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. 236

 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 located 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.

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Vehicle tool kit

Fig. 237  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 209

.

Remove the full wheel trim 

» page 209

 or caps 

» page 210

.

Loosen the wheel bolts 

» page 210

 

» 

.

Jack up the vehicle

» page 211

 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.

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

ing crossways”)

» page 210

.

Replace the wheel trim 

» page 209

 and caps 

» page 210

.

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

tion is correct 

» page 202

.

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 - could cause

an accident.

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 179

.

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. 238 

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. 238

.

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. 238

 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. 238

.

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.

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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 instruction 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. 239 

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. 239

.

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

Anti-theft wheel bolts

Fig. 240 

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. 240

.

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. 241 

Loosening the wheel bolts

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

attachment for the anti-theft wheel bolts 

» Fig. 240

 on page 210.

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

rotation in the direction of the arrow 

» Fig. 241

.

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

rection of the arrow 

» Fig. 241

, 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. 242 

Jacking points for the jack

Fig. 243  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. 242

.

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. 243

 -

.

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

» Fig. 243

.

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.

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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 instruction 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. 244  Description of the breakdown kit

Read and observe   on page 212 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 sealing agent
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 212 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 212 first.

Sealing

Unscrew the valve cap from the damaged tyre.

4

5
6
7
8
9

10

11

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Attach the valve remover 

2

 

» Fig. 244

 on page 212 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 inflator 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. 244

 on page 212 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 77

.

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 212 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 203

.

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.

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Jump-starting

Introduction

WARNING

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

the engine compartment 

» page 195

.

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

served 

» page 200

.

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. 245  Jump-starting:  - discharged battery,  - power-supplying

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

Read and observe   on page 214 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. 245

.

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.

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Towing the vehicle

Information about the towing process

Fig. 246  Braided tow rope / Spiral tow rope

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

» Fig. 246

 - 

» 

.

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

» page 215

towing eyes at the rear 

» page 216

 or to the towing device of the

trailer device 

» page 181

.

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. 246

- , 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 214

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. 247  Remove cap / install towing eye

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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. 247

.

To fit, 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. 247

 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 remove, 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. 248 

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. 248

. 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 181

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. 249  Opening the cover/removing the battery

Read and observe   on page 216 first.

Pop out the key bit.

Press off the battery cover 

A

 

» Fig. 249

 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

.

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Emergency unlocking/locking of doors

Unlocking/locking the driver's door

Fig. 250 

Handle on the driver's door:

Open the lock cover

The driver's door can be emergency unlocked / emergency locked using the

key via the lock cylinder.

Pull on the door handle and hold.

Insert the key into the recess on the lower side of the cover and fold up the

cover in the direction of arrow 

» Fig. 250

.

Release the door handle.

Insert the vehicle key bit into the lock cylinder and unlock or lock the vehicle.

Pull on the door handle and hold.

Replace the cover.

CAUTION

Make sure you do not damage the paint when performing an emergency lock-

ing/unlocking.

Locking the door without locking cylinders

Fig. 251  Left door/right door:

Open the corresponding door.

In vehicles with panel 

A

, remove this panel 

» Fig. 251

.

Insert the key into the slot and turn in the direction of the arrow (spring-loa-

ded position).

Replace the cover 

A

.

After closing, the door is locked.

Unlocking the boot lid

Fig. 252 

Unlocking the door

The boot lid can be unlocked manually from inside the vehicle.

Insert a screwdriver or similar tool into the recess in the trim 

» Fig. 252

 as far

as the stop.

Unlock the lid by moving it in the direction of the arrow.

Selector lever emergency unlocking

Fig. 253  Remove / release the selector lever

Firmly apply the handbrake.

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With one hand on the edge of the cover, push in direction of arrow 

1

» Fig. 253

.

At the same time lift the cover on the selector lever gaiter with the other

hand in direction of arrow 

2

.

Press on the yellow plastic part in the direction of arrow 

3

, simultaneously

press the lock button in the selector lever handle and put the lever in position

N.

If the selector lever is moved again to position P, it is once again blocked.

CAUTION

Make sure when lifting not to damage cover parts by the screwdriver in the

shift lever environment.

Replacing windscreen wiper blades

Introduction

WARNING

Replace the windscreen wiper blades once or twice a year for safety rea-

sons.

Replacing the windscreen wiper blades

Fig. 254 

Setting the service position for

the wiper arms

Fig. 255  Changing the front windscreen wiper blade

Read and observe   on page 218 first.

Before replacing the windscreen wiper blades, close the bonnet and put the

windscreen wiper arms into the service position.

Setting the service position

Switch the ignition on and off again.

Push the lever in the direction of arrow 

» Fig. 254

 within 10 seconds and hold

for approximately 2 seconds.

Removing the wiper blade

Lift the wiper arm from the window in the direction of the arrow 

1

» Fig. 255

.

Tilt the wiper blade to the stop in the same direction.

Grip the wiper arm and press securing latch 

A

 down in the direction of ar-

row 

2

.

Remove the wiper blade in the direction of the arrow 

3

.

Attaching the windscreen wiper blade

Slide the windscreen wiper blade in the opposite direction to arrow 

3

 until

it locks into place. Check that the windscreen wiper blade is correctly attach-

ed.

Fold the windscreen wiper arm back to the windscreen.

Turn on the ignition and press the lever in the direction of the arrow

» Fig. 254

.

The windscreen wiper arms move into the home position.

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Replacing the rear window wiper blade

Fig. 256  Replacing the rear window wiper blade

Read and observe   on page 218 first.

Removing the wiper blade

Lift the wiper arm from the windscreen in the direction of arrow 

1

» Fig. 256

.

Tilt the wiper blade to the stop in the same direction.

Grip the wiper arm and press securing latch 

A

 down in the direction of ar-

row 

2

.

Remove the wiper blade in the direction of the arrow 

3

.

Attaching the windscreen wiper blade

Slide the windscreen wiper blade in the opposite direction to arrow 

3

 until

it locks into place. Check that the windscreen wiper blade is correctly attach-

ed.

Fold the windscreen wiper arm back to the windscreen.

Fuses and light bulbs

Fuses

Introduction

Fig. 257 

Blown fuse

Individual electrical circuits are protected by fuses. A blown fuse is recognisa-

ble by the molten metal strip 

» Fig. 257

 /.

WARNING

Always read and observe the warnings before completing any work in the

engine compartment 

» page 195

.

CAUTION

Replace the faulty fuse with a new one of the same amperage.

If a newly inserted fuse blows again after a short time, seek assistance from

a specialist garage.

“Do not repair” the fuses and do not replace them with stronger fuses - dan-

ger of fire and damage to another electrical system.

Note

We recommend always carrying replacement fuses in the vehicle.

There can be several power consuming devices for one fuse. Multiple fuses

may exist for a single power consuming device.

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