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Give Your SKODA the All-clear with a Spring Health Check


Comprehensive seven-point inspection to ensure motorist safety after gruelling Winter Conducted by fully-trained technicians across entire ŠKODA network for £25 Customer receives full condition report and complimentary Spring cleaning kit*

Milton Keynes--March 26, 2014 – As the flowers begin to bloom, ŠKODA UK has introduced its Spring Health Check to ensure that motorists continue to stay safe after the wettest Winter on record.

Available at many of ŠKODA’s 134 retailers across the UK until 30 April 2014, the comprehensive seven-point inspection is carried out by the vehicle manufacturer’s fully-trained technicians working with only ŠKODA-approved replacement parts. Upon completion of the assessment which costs £25, every customer will also receive a detailed report on the condition of their car as well as a complimentary cleaning kit* to keep their vehicles sparkling inside and out this Spring.

The thorough Spring Health Check focuses on areas that are most likely to have suffered increased use and wear during the Winter months.

1. Fluid and top-ups

Keeping fluids topped up is an essential part of year-round maintenance. The Spring Health Check will look to see that the screen wash, oil, and the power steering lubricant are all operating at the right levels.

2. Battery

Wet and cold weather can put a real strain on the battery. ŠKODA’s technicians will check that it charges correctly to provide the right level of power to vehicle systems and that the contacts are clean.

3. Tyres

The car is only separated from the road by a very small contact patch. It is therefore important that tyres continue to meet the minimum legal tread depth of 1.6 mm and are inflated at the optimum front and rear pressures.

4. Air conditioning

Air conditioning is vital for keeping cool as the mercury begins to rise and it is also a very effective method for clearing misty windscreens and increasing visibility during colder periods.

5. Brakes

Brakes are a fundmental safety component, and it is critical that they provide the maxmimum stopping distances during periods of changeable weather. The inspection focuses on brake fluid, pads and discs to verify that they are both legal and in perfect condition.

6. Lights

The vehicle is checked at the front and rear for any defective bulbs and incorrect beam alignment. Fog lights, which are essential for any murky Spring days, are also examined for their cleanliness and illumination.

7. Wiper blades

Smeary windscreens caused by cracked and worn rubber blades hinder visibility both in wet and bright conditions. Techicians will replace any wipers that do not make for the clearest of driving experiences.

Owen Shepherd, Head of Service & Parts Operations said: “Following such a prolonged spell of wet weather, many of the UK’s cars have taken a real battering this Winter. Most drivers have had to endure challenging conditions which have really put their cars to the test. The Spring Health Check is designed to ensure that motorists continue to stay safe and that vehicles are in the best possible condition as we approach the summer months.

He adds: “Our seasonal ‘check-ups’ have consistently proved popular as they give motorists a simple and cost effective way of having their vehicles checked thoroughly in between the recommended service intervals.”

*Free cleaning kit includes upholstery cleaner, wheel rim cleaner, glass polish, and car interior care in 50 ml bottles whilst stocks last.