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Skoda Fabia: Winter use

Skoda Fabia Owners Manual

The handling of your vehicle will be significantly improved when driving on wintry roads if you fit winter tyres. Summer tyres have less grip on ice, snow and at temperatures below 7 °C. This is especially true of low-profile tyres or high-speed tyres.

To achieve the best possible handling properties, winter tyres must be fitted on all four wheels, the minimum tread depth must be 4 mm and tyres must be no older than 4 years.

Winter tyres of a lower speed category can be used provided that the permissible maximum speed of these tyres is not exceeded even if the possible maximum speed of the vehicle is higher.

The speed limit for winter tyres can be set in the MAXI DOT display in the Winter tyres menu item » page 34.

For the sake of the environment

Re-fit the summer tyres at an appropriate time as they provide better handling properties, a shorter braking distance, less tyre noise, and reduced tyre wear on roads which are free of snow and ice as well as at temperatures above 7 °C.

The fuel consumption is also lower.

Snow chains

When driving on wintry roads, snow chains improve not only traction, but also the braking performance.

Snow chains must only be mounted on the front wheels.

For technical reasons, it is only permissible to fit snow chains with the following wheel/tyre combinations.


Only fit snow chains with links and locks not larger than 12 mm.

CAUTION

  • The chains must be removed when driving on roads which are free of snow.

    They adversely affect the handling of your vehicle, damage the tyres and are rapidly destroyed.

  • Remove the full wheel trims » page 155 before installing the snow chains.
    Full wheel trim

    Do-it-yourself

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