Thursday 15 May 2014 subscribe to rss

Spare Wheel kits available here!

Spare Wheel, tyre and fitting kits available to buy

Have you seen the coverage on BBC1’s Watchdog programme about vehicle manufacturers no longer supplying new vehicles with a spare wheel/tyre? The reason that Skoda no longer supply a spare wheel is to decrease the weight of the vehicle which means the efficiency and MPG are improved and also provides a lower annual road fund license fee.

Instead of a spare wheel, all vehicles come supplied with an emergency puncture repair kit which requires you to spray glue into the punctured tyre. However, this is only suitable for small punctures (less than 4mm wide), and the adhesive has a use by date.

This issue has been picked up by the press as a number of drivers who have been left stranded after getting a puncture and the puncture repair kit not being suitable which then means the drivers have to use a recovery service to get home.

If you do not already have a spare wheel, we can supply you with a spare wheel, tyre and fitting kit (which includes a car jack and wheel brace). Simpsons will of course fit this into your Skoda free of charge and carry out a free visual health check on your car at the same time.

Spare Wheel Kit – Skoda Yeti £235 inc VAT

Spare Wheel Kit – All other models £165 inc VAT

If you would like to order a spare wheel kit or have any questions regarding this or any other service and maintenance issues, please call Andy or Jamie on 08433 208768 (local rate)