• Citigo
      • Citigo 3 Door
        Citigo 3 Door from  8,635
        Citigo 3 door
        • ​Our smart city car​​​​​​​​​
        • Big on quality and value for money
        • A generous, flexible interior space
        • boot space251l /951l
        • up to0mpg
        • from0g/km
      • Citigo 3 Door Monte Carlo
        Citigo 3 Door Monte Carlo from  11,170
        Citigo 3 Door Monte Carlo
        • ​170​​​​​​​​15-inch Auriga black alloy​ wheels​
        • Lowered suspension
        • ​Front and rear spoiler​​​​​​
        • boot space251l /951l
        • up to0mpg
        • from0g/km
      • Citigo 5 Door
        Citigo 5 Door from  8,985
        Citigo 5 door
        • Our smart city car​​
        • Big on quality and value for money
        • A generous, flexible interior space
        • boot space251l /959l
        • up to0mpg
        • from0g/km
      • Citigo 5 Door Monte Carlo
        Citigo 5 Door Monte Carlo from  11,520
        Citigo 5 Door Monte Carlo
        • ​​​​​​​​​​15-inch Auriga black alloy wheels​​​​​​​​​
        • Lowered suspension​​
        • ​​Front and rear spoile​r​​
        • boot space251l /959l
        • up to0mpg
        • from0g/km
  • Fabia
      • Fabia Hatch
        Fabia Hatch from  11,295
        Fabia Hatch
        • ​​​​The next step in ŠKODA’s design language
        • ​​Outstanding interior space
        • ​​​Become the designer with our Colour Concept
        • boot space330l /1150l
        • up to0mpg
        • from0g/km
      • Fabia Estate
        Fabia Estate from  13,175
        Fabia Estate
        • ​​​The next step in ŠKODA's design language​
        • Available with a host of ‘Simply Clever’ solutions
        • ​Up to 1,395 litres of boot space​​​
        • boot space530l /1395l
        • up to589mpg
        • from88g/km
      • Fabia Monte Carlo
        Fabia Monte Carlo from  16,100
        Fabia Monte Carlo
        • ​​​​​​​​​16" Italia black alloy wheels

        • ​LED daytime running lights
        • ​Pan​oramic glass roof
        • boot space330l /1150l
        • up to0mpg
        • from0g/km
  • Rapid
      • Rapid
        Rapid from  15,345
        Rapid
        • ​​​​​​Our new family car​​​​​​​
        • Hatchback body style with fantastic interior space
        • Up to 1490 litres of boot space
        • boot space550l /1490l
        • up to0mpg
        • from0g/km
  • Rapid Spaceback
      • Rapid Spaceback
        Rapid Spaceback from  14,410
        Rapid Spaceback
        • ​​Dynamic and fresh design​
        • Spacious passenger leg room and boot
        • ​​Up to 1,380 litres of boot space
        • boot space415l /1380l
        • up to0mpg
        • from0g/km
  • New Octavia
      • New Octavia Hatch
        New Octavia Hatch from  17,195
        New Octavia Hatch
        • ​​​​​​​​​All-new bold exterior design
        • Now available with enhanced driver assistance systems
        • ​Its spacious, premium interior makes it perfect for families
      • New Octavia Estate
        New Octavia Estate from  18,395
        New Octavia Estate
        • ​​​​​​​​The hugely spacious Octavia Estate has never felt more agile​
        • Filled with the latest technology and connectivity
        • ​Available with enhanced driver assistance systems
      • New Octavia Scout
        New Octavia Scout from  26,685
        New Octavia Scout
        • ​​​​​​​​​Features a rugged new design
        • ​​Offers practicality and uncompromising performance
        • ​​Available with the latest technology and connectivity​
      • New Octavia vRS Hatch
        New Octavia vRS Hatch from  25,185
        New Octavia vRS Hatch
        • ​​​​​​​​​Showcases a dynamic new design
        • ​​The perfect combination of space, pace and power
        • ​​Available with enhanced driver assistance systems​
      • New Octavia vRS Estate
        New Octavia vRS Estate from  26,385
        New Octavia vRS Estate
        • ​​​​​​​Showcases a dynamic new design
        • ​​The perfect combination of space, pace and power
        • ​​Available with the latest technology and connectivity​
  • Superb
      • Superb Hatch
        Superb Hatch from  20,050
        Superb Hatch
        • Style and space redefined
        • Our flagship family executive
        • ​​Auto Express 'Best Famil​​y Car' 2015​
        • boot space625l /1760l
        • up to0mpg
        • from0g/km
      • Superb Estate
        Superb Estate from  21,330
        Superb Estate
        • ​​​ The most spacious and co mfortable ŠKODA yet

        • Our flagship family executive
        • Auto Express 'Best Family Car' 2015
        • boot space660l /1950l
        • up to0mpg
        • from0g/km
  • Yeti
  • Kodiaq
      • Kodiaq
        Kodiaq from  22,190
        Kodiaq
        • ​​​Our first car to offer seven seats
        • Design, space, functionality and connectivity​​​ combined
        • Best large SUV - WhatCar? Car of the Year 2017 awards​

Air conditioning

Air conditioning

​Air conditioning does a lot more than simply cool you down in summer. It also removes moisture from the air helping demist your windscreen in cold, wet weather hence improving driving visibility.
 
ŠKODA recommends regular use of your car's air conditioning all year round:
 
  • Use your car’s air conditioning in hot conditions, not just for comfort but to also to reduce the risk of driver fatigue.
  • Use your car’s air conditioning in cold and/or wet weather to dehumidify the cabin and to keep the windscreen and all windows clear of condensation.
  • Use your car’s air conditioning regularly throughout the year to keep the system lubricated.
 
Are you experiencing any nasty smells?
 
If so, it could be because your car’s air conditioning system needs cleaning.
 
Why does my car’s air conditioning need cleaning?
 
Over a period of time the condensation that settles in your car’s air conditioning system mixes with dirt, dust and other airborne pollutants. If left untreated this becomes a breeding ground for micro organisms often resulting in an unpleasant odour and sometimes cold-like, or allergy-like symptoms.
 
Why does this happen?
 
The evaporator is the part of the air conditioning system which cools the air. It is constructed as a series of ‘fins’. This construction maximise the surface area in contact with the surrounding air to cool the largest amount of air at any one time for maximum efficiency. The cooling effect is developed using refrigerant and any moisture in that surrounding air will settle on the surfaces of the evaporator as condensation, just like warm, damp air settling on a cold window. When the air conditioning isn’t in use the gaps between the evaporator fins become a warm, damp environment. As any microbiologist knows, a warm damp environment is the ideal place to grow bacteria and biological cultures.
 
How can ŠKODA help?
 
Participating ŠKODA retailers use a ŠKODA approved disinfectant treatment which gets to the root of the problem. The treatment disinfects the system and leaves your car bug free and smelling as fresh as a daisy. The treatment is quick and is available at very competitive prices. 

Beware of imitations!
 
Many cleaning treatments are used for cosmetic effect. They are either simply masking agents that temporarily eliminate the smell or they are only partially effective, e.g. they penetrate only the ‘easy to reach’ areas. The ŠKODA approved treatment disinfects the system using an applicator which generates a vapour of less than 5 micron diameter droplets which are light enough to circulate through the entire air conditioning system, including those pesky evaporator fins.
 
The ŠKODA treatment is water based, non-toxic, non-irritating and non-flammable and when the application is complete the car is left completely dry and ready for immediate use (other treatments often require ventilation time).
 
What else should I be doing?
 
Just like any other component on your car, your ŠKODA’s air conditioning needs regular maintenance. ŠKODA UK recommends an air conditioning re-gas service every two years to:
 
  • Maintain the system’s cooling performance
  • Optimise fuel consumption
  • Help prevent costly repairs