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Skoda Fabia: Tyres and rims

Skoda Fabia Owners Manual

WARNING

National legal requirements must be observed for the use of tyres.

Instructions for the use of tyres

  • During the first 500 km, new tyres do not offer optimum grip and appropriate care should therefore be taken when driving – there is the risk of an accident.
  • On all four wheels, use only radial tyres of the same type, size (rolling circumference) and the same tread pattern.
  • For safety reasons, do no replace tyres individually
  • Never exceed the maximum permissible load bearing capacity for fitted tyres – risk of accident!
  • Never exceed the maximum permissible speed for fitted tyres – risk of accident!
  • Incorrect wheel alignment at the front or rear impairs handling – there is the risk of an accident.
  • Unusual vibrations or pulling of the vehicle to one side could be a sign of tyre damage. If there is any doubt that a wheel is damaged, immediately reduce your speed and stop! If no external damage is evident, drive slowly and carefully to the nearest specialist garage to have the vehicle checked.
  • Only use those tyres or wheel rims which have been approved by ŠKODA for your model of vehicle. Failure to observe this instruction will adversely affect the road safety of your vehicle – there is the risk of an accident.

Information regarding tyre damage or wear

  • Never use tyres if you do not know anything about the condition and age.
  • Never drive with damaged tyres – there is the risk of an accident.
  • Immediately replace damaged wheel rims or tyres.
  • You must have your tyres replaced with new ones at the latest when the wear indicators have been worn down.
  • Worn tyres do not provide the necessary grip particularly at high speeds on wet roads. “Aquaplaning” (uncontrolled movements of the vehicle – “swimming” on a wet road surface) could be the result.

Information on tyre pressure

  • The tyre control display does not absolve the driver of the responsibility to ensure the correct tyre inflation pressure. Check the tyre pressure at regular intervals.
  • Pressures that are too low or too high impair handling – there is the risk of an accident.
  • If the pressure is too low, the tyre must overcome a greater rolling resistance.

    This will heat the tyre up, especially at higher speeds. This can result in tread separation and a tyre blowout.

Information on the wheel bolts

  • The wheel bolts must be clean and must turn easily. Never treat them with grease or oil.
  • The prescribed tightening torque of the wheel bolts for steel and light alloy wheels is 120 Nm.
  • If the wheel bolts are tightened to a too low tightening torque, the rim can come loose when the car is moving – risk of accident! A tightening torque which is too high can damage the bolts and threads and this can result in permanent deformation of the contact surfaces on the rim.
  • In case of incorrect treatment of the wheel bolts, the wheel can loosen when the car is moving – risk of accident!

WARNING

Information on the spare wheel

  • Only use the spare wheel while absolutely necessary.
  • Never drive with more than one spare wheel mounted.
  • The snow chains cannot be used on the spare wheel.

CAUTION

  • If a spare wheel is used that is not identical to the fitted tyres, the following must be observed » page 154, Spare and back-up wheel.
  • Protect the tyres from contact with oil, grease and fuel.
  • Replace lost dust caps.
  • If, in the event of a puncture, it is necessary to fit a spare wheel with a tyre without a dedicated running direction or the opposite running direction, drive carefully as the optimum characteristics of the tyre are no longer applicable in this situation.

For the sake of the environment

Tyres which are insufficiently inflated increase your fuel consumption.

Note

  • We recommend that any work on the wheels or tyres is carried out by a specialist garage.
  • We recommend that you use wheel rims, tyres, full wheel trims and snow chains from ŠKODA Original Accessories.
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