Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Latest information from ŠKODA

Our customers, colleagues and communities are at the heart of everything we do. We want to reassure you we’re following government advice, and working responsibly with our Retailer network to support our customers, while maintaining the safety of all.

Our showrooms might be closed but we are digitally open. Please contact our sales team via email or phone and we will be delighted to deal with your enquiry. You can also take a tour of our cars via our Virtual Showroom.

Many of our aftersales departments are also open for urgent vehicle maintenance - use our Find a retailer tool to identify your nearest open retailer.

If you’re a key worker, as defined by the government, and need urgent vehicle maintenance please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0114 450 3302.

There’s lots of advice and answers to the most frequently asked questions below and if your question’s not answered you can email us directly here. If your query is urgent and you really need to speak to us direct, call 03330 037 504. Please note, because we’re prioritising contact from keyworkers and those with urgent mobility requirements, and there are fewer staff available than normal, there may be a delay in response.

If your query is about finance, please visit https://customer.vwfs.co.uk/contact-us.html for advice.

These are challenging times for everyone, but ŠKODA will continue to work closely with all our partners and communities, so we can move forward together.

Thank you for your understanding.

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 a general enquiry or need urgent vehicle maintenance many of our retailers are still available via telephone and email to support you, to find your closest ŠKODA retailer click here. If you are a KEY WORKER, as defined by the government, and need urgent vehicle maintenance please contact our Customer Services Centre on 0114 450 3302.

If your local ŠKODA retailer is closed please contact our Customer Services Centre via email here or social media - details are available on our Contact Us webpages - and they will locate your nearest open ŠKODA workshop to assist with your urgent requirements.

2) Work on my vehicle is due now, should I visit my retailer or 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, bearing in mind the Government's recommendation regarding non-essential travel. If you do need work completed at the retailer they may be able to help with collection and delivery so that you do not have to visit the site. Our retailers will of course be following Government's guidance on social-distancing and self-isolation. If your local ŠKODA retailer is closed, please contact our Customer Services Centre details are available on our Contact Us page.

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 details are available on our Contact Us page.

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 details are available on our Contact Us page.

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 which can be found here.

7) Which retailers open?

All of our retailers are observing the government's advice on self-isolation and social distancing. As a consequence, some retailers have closed whilst others 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. If your local ŠKODA retailer is closed, please contact our Customer Services Centre details are available on our Contact Us page.

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. If your local ŠKODA retailer is closed, please contact our Customer Services Centre details are available on our Contact Us page.

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. If you are a key worker, as defined by the government, and need urgent vehicle maintenance please contact our Customer Service Centre on 0114 450 3302. If your local retailer is closed please contact our Customer Service Centre via email or social media - details are available on our Contact Us page, who will help locate your nearest open retailer to assist with your urgent requirements.

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.

4) I am a Motability customer, how am I affected through this period?

Motability is extending any customer leases which are about to end by six months. There's plenty of information on their website and details of how to contact them if you have further questions.

Warranty FAQs

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

If there is a valid warranty claim on your vehicle but the repair could not be completed before the warranty expired due to the current government measures related to COVID-19, these repairs will be accepted by ŠKODA as being covered by warranty for up to 90 days after your warranty expiry date.

2) If I miss my scheduled service due to COVID-19 does this invalidate my warranty?

If your service is carried out late due to disruption caused by COVID-19, the servicing delay will not invalidate your vehicle's warranty. What's most important is to get the service done as soon as you can, so please contact your local ŠKODA retailer to discuss availability and options, e.g. collection and delivery, and any specific concerns you may have.

Recall FAQs

1) I've had a letter to say a recall is due on my vehicle. What should I do?

The DVSA has temporarily paused the requirement to complete vehicle recalls due to COVID-19. Once our workshops are open again, please contact your local retailer to have the work completed as soon as possible. However if your letter states you must not drive the vehicle until the work has been done please call 0114 450 3302 so we can arrange to get the work done for you as soon as possible. 

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.