Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Latest information from ŠKODA

Following government advice to protect against the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK, we have taken the decision to close our Customer Services call centre on a temporary basis to support the wellbeing and health of our employees. In the meantime please refer to our FAQs or Social pages for the most up to date information. You can still contact us via email, but please note we will be prioritising contact from customers who are keyworkers (according to government definitions) and those with urgent mobility requirements, and there may be a delay in response. We would like to thank you in advance for your co-operation and understanding in these challenging times.

Our customers, colleagues and communities are at the heart of everything we do.

With the rapidly developing COVID-19 situation we are following government advice, and working with our Retailer network to take the appropriate actions to maintain the safety of customers and staff.

Our Retailer network outlets are working responsibly within their communities and complying with government advice. Enquiries in many locations continue to be welcomed via telephone and digital contact.

For everyone’s safety and convenience, if you need urgent vehicle maintenance, please check your local Retailer's service availability by telephone or visiting their website.

We have also implemented temporary closures of our factories across Europe as a measure to ensure the health of the workforce and to play our part for public health.

This is a fast moving situation, but ŠKODA will continue to work closely with all our partners and communities, to ensure the wellbeing of all.

Aftersales FAQs

1) My car needs essential work. Where can I book in?

Our retailers are working responsibly within our community and complying with the latest government advice on COVID-19. If you have an enquiry, most of our retailers are still available via telephone and email to support you, to find your local ŠKODA retailer click here . If you need urgent vehicle maintenance or are a key worker, many of our retailers are able to assist you if you contact them directly.  If your local ŠKODA retailer is closed, please contact our Customer Services Centre on 03330 037 504 or email here.

2) Work on my vehicle is due, am I allowed to visit the retailer or should I delay my booking?

If your vehicle is due any service, maintenance or repair work please contact your local ŠKODA retailer to discuss their availability and whether work can be delayed. They may be able to help with collection and delivery so that you do not have to visit the site, and will of course be following Government's guidelines on social-distancing and self-isolation. If your local ŠKODA retailer  is closed, please contact our Customer Services Centre on 03330 037 504 or email here.

3) My car has a warning light showing – should I go to my usual retailer?

If you have a red warning light or you are worried about safety, please stop using the vehicle immediately and contact SKODA Roadside Assistance on 0800 526 625. Please note if you do not have SKODA Roadside Assistance or your roadside cover has expired it can be extended on vehicles up to ten years old, for £188 for one year or £254 for two years here.

Please be aware that the AA who provide this service will ask if you or any members of your family are self isolating. If the answer is yes, then they will ask you to contact them again at the end of the self isolation period.  If the answer is no, then they will attend and observe social distancing guidance.   

Please check your handbook for details of what the fault light is indicating, and contact your local ŠKODA retailer. If they can’t help due to reduced operating capacity, they’ll advise you on what to do. If your local ŠKODA retailer is closed, please contact our Customer Services Centre on 03330 037 504 or email here.

4) Is COVID-19 going to delay work being completed on my vehicle?

Many of our retailers are still carrying out service and maintenance work, but with reduced capacity, meaning there are likely to be delays for some customers. But don’t worry, in many cases it’s fine to postpone. Please contact your local ŠKODA retailer and they will let you know what work is essential and their availability. If your local ŠKODA retailer is closed, please contact our Customer Services Centre on 03330 037 504 or email here.

5) Are there any delays to parts deliveries?

Parts supply to our retailers has been maintained so far, but if you’re concerned, please contact your local ŠKODA retailer and they’ll be able to let you know if there’s a problem. If your local ŠKODA retailer is closed, please contact our Customer Services Centre on 03330 037 504 or email here.

6) Is it illegal to drive without an MOT if I can't get in anywhere to have one done?

The Government has confirmed that MOT due dates for cars, motorcycles and light vans will be extended by 6 months from 30 March 2020. We are following the latest advice here. If your vehicle's MOT is due on or before 29 March 2020, you will need an MOT to be completed. If your vehicle fails its MOT, you must make sure it passes its MOT before you drive it.

7) Which retailers are closing and when is this happening?

All of our retailers are observing the government's advice on self-isolation and social distancing. As a consequence, some retailers have a limited capacity and are open for essential maintenance and repair work for key workers only. Please contact your local ŠKODA retailer to check their availability.

8) Why can I no longer book my service online?

We've had to temporarily remove this service so our retailers can concentrate on essential maintenance for key workers. Please call your local ŠKODA retailer directly to discuss their availability. Here's the link to find their contact details.

Finance FAQs

1) Can I get help with my VWFS finance payments or take a payment holiday?

We know these are worrying times. Please click here for advice on any finance related queries.

2) My car is due a service as part of my PCP contract. What should I do?

If your local ŠKODA retailer can’t schedule your service work right now, don’t worry. Please contact your finance provider to discuss your specific situation via this link.

Health & safety FAQs

1) What measures are retailers taking to limit the spread of the virus and ensure the health of their customers/staff?

We appreciate your concern, but please be assured our retailers are following government advice on protecting our customers, colleagues and communities. If you have a particular concern, please email us here.

2) I need to take my vehicle in for diagnosis but I'm concerned about face to face contact.

All our retailers know how to reduce risks relating to COVID-19 and understand the importance of social-distancing and self-isolation. Please email or phone your local ŠKODA retailer if your vehicle is due any service, maintenance or repair work. They’ll let you know whether the work can be delayed and they might be able to offer collection and delivery for example. Please support all our customers and colleagues by not visiting our sites if you think you might pose a health risks.

3) Are you considering the impact on key workers who need to keep their vehicles running?

Yes we are. Many of our retailers have committed to opening purely for essential maintenance and repairs for key workers and we’re doing all we can to support our customers.

Sales & deliveries FAQs

1) Is COVID-19 going to delay my new vehicle delivery?

Due to our retailers new and used sales departments having to be closed until at least mid-April, as required under government guidelines, any planned deliveries and handovers during that period will unfortunately be delayed until they reopen. 

New vehicles ordered direct from the factory are also likely to take longer to be built than usual, as our factories and supply chains across Europe are currently closed to help slow the spread of COVID-19.

Please be assured we are working with our factory teams to identify delayed orders, so your ŠKODA retailer can let you know what’s happening with your individual vehicle. 

2) Can I order a new vehicle at the moment?

Yes, many of our retailers are still taking orders and would love to hear from you, to find your local ŠKODA retailer click here. And of course you can still browse our full model range and configure your new car here.

Alternatively, you can speak with one of our Live Tour colleagues who can provide more information on our range of cars remotely.

3) If my new vehicle order is late will this affect the price and tax and, if so, how?

The purchase price of your vehicle won’t change. But if your vehicle is registered after 31 March, it may be subject to an increase in VED (Vehicle Excise Duty) because these rates are due to go up on 1 April.

Warranty FAQs

1) If the work is not done during warranty because retailer can’t fit it in what happens?

Any issues that would normally be covered by your warranty will still be covered provided you have reported the fault to your retailer within the warranty period. If your retailer is closed due to COVID-19 and so you cannot report the fault, please email the Customer Services Centre here writing 'WARRANTY CLAIM' and your REGISTRATION NUMBER in the message. They will record your notification and give you a reference number which can be passed to your repairing retailer when they reopen to accept bookings. However, please note, existing warranty periods will not be extended.

2) I am due to have my vehicle serviced but am self-isolating. If I miss my scheduled service does this invalidate my warranty?

Thank you for letting us know and protecting the community and our colleagues. A late service does not automatically invalidate your car's warranty but it's important you contact your local ŠKODA retailer to discuss options. In some cases, they might be able to arrange delivery and collection. 

Connected services FAQs

1) How can I renew my Connected vehicle licence?

In order to renew the ŠKODA Connect license(s) on your vehicle please visit www.skoda-connect.com, once you have logged in to your account visit the ‘Garage’ section and click on the relevant vehicle, once in the vehicle profile you can select and complete the online renewal of the license(s).

2) I have an issue with my Connected app, how do I get this fixed?

You should contact your preferred ŠKODA UK retailer or alternatively you can email here with your details. Please be aware there may be a delay in us getting back to you in light of the COVID-19 situation.

ONLINE SERVICE BOOKING

Due to COVID-19, and working in line with the latest Government advice, many of our Authorised Repairers have implemented new working practices to keep vital services moving. Consequently we have suspended our Online Service Booking system until further notice. Should you wish to make an appointment, or if you have any other query, please contact your local ŠKODA Authorised Repairer directly by telephone or email. We would like to apologies for any inconvenience caused.