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Useful information about this Czech/German brand

The birth of Skoda

Škoda Auto, better known as Škoda, is a Czech car manufacturer founded in 1895 as Laurin & Klement. Its headquarters are in Mladá Boleslav, Czech Republic.

In 1925, Laurin & Klement was acquired by the industrial conglomerate Škoda Works, which itself became state-owned in 1948. After 1991 it was gradually privatised and in 2000 Škoda became a wholly owned subsidiary of the Volkswagen Group.

Škoda cars are sold in more than 100 countries and in 2017 total global sales reached 1.21 million cars, an increase of 6.6% compared to the previous year and the operating profit was €1.6 billion, an increase of 34.6% compared to the previous year. As of 2017, Škoda's profit margin was the second highest of all VW Group brands, Porsche was in first place.

Skoda database

The overviews below contain many useful service intervals and tips on the most recent Skoda models. The intervals and guidelines are only an indication, there may be circumstances in which a garage gives a different advice.

When to replace a Skoda timing belt

The timing belt or chain is essential for (almost) any combustion engine, without it there can be no combustion. This is because the timing belt ensures that the camshaft, the crankshaft and the valves are driven by means of this belt or chain. Almost all Skodas have a timing belt, which must be replaced periodically. Below per model the intervals known to us: