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Essential care guide for Skoda owners

Taking care of your new Skoda is crucial to ensuring its longevity.

Whether you’re a first time European car owner or transitioning to the Skoda brand for the first time, it’s essential to recognise the proper maintenance and care that’s required. At Elite Euro, our specialised mechanics can help make that happen with our Skoda servicing.

In this blog, we’ll talk about the intricacies of Skoda ownership, myths, and providing valuable insights into maintaining your vehicle’s performance.

From regular servicing to good driving habits, we’ll equip you with the knowledge and tools necessary to take care of your new Skoda with confidence.

Get to know your Skoda

Skoda is part of the V.A.G (Volkswagen) group, known for their commitment to quality and creating reliable and innovative cars.

Skoda’s journey traces back to 1895, when it was founded in Czechia, making it one of the oldest car manufacturers in the world.

Over the decades, Skoda has evolved and perfected their cars to become who they are today.

You may have heard people calling Skoda the ‘cheaper’ option within the V.A.G group in the past, but that’s old news. Skoda has stepped up its game in recent years, surprising everyone as they continue to evolve and improve. Here are a couple of interesting facts you might not know about Skodas.

They started with a bicycle

Skodas journey into the automotive industry didn’t start with engines and gears but with pedals and chains.

The company initially produced bicycles before venturing into motorcycles and then automobiles. This foundation laid Skodas future success into the automobile industry.

The story behind the logo

Skodas logo, featuring an arrow enclosed within a circle, has gone through several transformations over time.
The arrow symbolises progress, while the circle represents the company’s global reach. Over the years, subtle changes have been made to modernise the logo, reflecting the Skoda’s evolution as a brand while staying true to its heritage.

Skoda servicing in Perth

One of the most crucial aspects of caring for your new Skoda is ensuring regular servicing. Our team of skilled mechanics ensures that your Skoda receives the attention it deserves, using genuine Skoda parts to keep your car running at its peak performance.

During the servicing process, our mechanics inspect your Skoda, checking every component and system to identify any potential issues or areas of concern. From the engine to the transmission to the brakes, suspension, and electrical systems, no detail is overlooked.

Genuine Skoda parts

Using genuine Skoda parts is why we stand out from the rest. We recognise the importance of preserving your new Skoda’s performance, which is why we use authentic parts sourced from Skoda.

These genuine parts are designed to fit your vehicle perfectly, meeting the manufacturers quality standards and ensuring optimal reliability.

Expert mechanics

Our team isn’t just passionate about cars; they’re specifically trained and experienced in handling Skodas with care. When you bring your Skoda to us for servicing, you can trust that it will be in the hands of experts who know your vehicle inside and out.

Customers come first at Elite Euro

Beyond your Skoda service, we aim to provide a seamless experience. Our friendly and knowledgeable staff are here to answer any questions you may have and provide advice on how to take care of your new Skoda.

We understand that time is valuable, which is why we work efficiently to complete your service without compromising on quality.

Good driving habits

Beyond the essential scheduled Skoda servicing, the way you drive plays a significant role in preserving your vehicles longevity and performance.

Adopting good driving habits is important to make sure your new Skoda remains in top condition for years to come. Here are some ways that you can do reduce bad driving habits:

Avoid aggressive driving

One of the most impactful habits you can adopt is to avoid aggressive driving behaviors. Rapid acceleration, abrupt braking, and sharp turns can all subject your Skoda to undue stress, accelerating wear and tear on vital components.

By prioritising smooth, controlled maneuvers, you can minimise strain on your vehicle’s engine, transmission, brakes, and suspension, ultimately prolonging its lifespan.

Maintain your fuel levels

Maintaining adequate fuel levels is not only good for preventing unexpected breakdowns, but also for your Skoda’s engine health.

Running on low fuel levels can cause your vehicle’s fuel pump to work harder, potentially leading to premature wear and decreased efficiency.

Check your fluid levels

Fluids such as oil, water, brake fluid, transmission fluid, and power steering fluid are all important to have a smooth and safe drive, and prevent costly damage. Regularly checking these fluid levels is essential to maintain optimal functionality and prevent potential issues down the road.

Oil: Engine oil lubricates vital engine components, reducing friction and heat buildup. Insufficient oil levels can lead to increased wear and tear, decreased performance, and potential engine damage.

Brake Fluid: Brake fluid transfers force from the brake pedal to the braking system, ensuring effective braking performance. Low brake fluid levels can compromise braking efficiency and safety.

Power Steering Fluid: Power steering fluid assists in steering by reducing friction and providing hydraulic assistance. Low power steering fluid levels can lead to difficulty steering, increased steering effort, and potential damage to the power steering system.

Ensure the correct tire pressure

Maintaining proper tire pressure is essential for increasing fuel efficiency, promoting tire longevity, and ensuring safety on the road. Improper tire pressure can lead to decreased fuel efficiency, uneven wear, reduced traction, and increased risk of tire blowouts.

Regularly check tire pressure using a reliable pressure gauge and adjust to the recommended levels specified in your Skoda’s owner’s manual. Ensure tires are properly inflated to evenly distribute weight, maximise fuel efficiency, and for overall safety and performance on the road.

Rely on Elite Euro for your new Skoda

From routine Skoda servicing to addressing specific concerns, our team of skilled mechanics are here to make sure your new Skoda stays in peak condition, delivering the performance and reliability you expect.

With genuine Skoda parts, expert knowledge, and a customer-centric approach, we strive to exceed your expectations every step of the way.

When you bring your Skoda in for a service at our workshop in Wangara, WA, you can have peace of mind knowing it’s in capable hands. Our workshop is fully registered, so you know when you use our services, your new car warranty remains intact with no compromises.

Call us to book an appointment, or contact us through our website. Let us take care of your Skoda with the expertise it deserves.