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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 show service intervals, required engine oil and tips on the latest Skoda models. The intervals and guidelines are only an indication, circumstances may occur that will cause a garage to give a different recommendation.

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:

Skoda tyre pressure

Your Skoda's tyre pressure should be checked monthly so you can enjoy optimal performance. In addition, incorrect tyre pressure can cause high fuel consumption and the tyres can wear out faster or irregularly. On the following pages you will find an overview of tyre pressures for your Skoda:

Skoda car lamps

Want to replace the bulbs on your Skoda but don't know what type of car bulb you need? On this car bulbs Skoda page, we have collected a list containing all lamps.

Skoda light bulb overview


Which engine oil Skoda

Changing engine oil on time is crucial for the condition of your engine. In addition, it is important to know which engine oil you need. The service booklet generally always lists the appropriate engine oil. Do you want to know which engine oil your Skoda needs? Then use Kroon oil's handy search tool: