Lime green Škoda Enyaq iV parked on a snowy country road

​Get your Škoda ready with our Winter Health check for just £24.99.

At Specialist Cars Škoda and Thomson & Potter Škoda Perth we want to ensure that your car is safe to drive as winter temperatures take hold and seasonal road conditions are upon us. Now is the perfect time to prepare your car for the harsh road conditions that can affect your car's ability to be safe.

We have appointments available for you to book your car's Winter Health Check.

Book your car in for a Winter Health Check and be ready to hit the road this winter or when the time comes. A list of items covered under our Winter Health Check are detailed below.

For £24.99 you will receive:

  • Vehicle Health Check
  • Anti-Freeze Check
  • Complimentary Fluid top-up including oil, water, coolant and ad-blue (up to 1 litre)

Our comprehensive winter check covers the following essential safety checks including:

Wiper blades | Washers and washer fluid levels | Lights and warning lights | Wheels, tyres and brakes, Steering and suspension | Anti-freeze levels | Exhaust, battery, engine coolant level | Brake fluid level, Oil level and power steering.

With temperatures dropping rapidly, this places much heavier demands on your vehicle- don’t delay, and book your Winter Health Check at your nearest Specialist Cars Škoda dealership today.

Your Vehicle Health Check will include one of our manufacturer trained technicians checking your vehicle using video to capture the inspection. Your Service Advisor will then take you through a report of the results which is a very easy to understand traffic light system. GREEN means no service or maintenance is required, AMBER means work is advisory or may need attention soon, and RED highlights work that requires immediate attention.

We look forward to welcoming you for a £24.99 Winter Health Check here at Specialist Cars Skoda and Thomson & Potter Skoda Perth.



Battery is the most common cause of winter breakdowns. A battery that is more than five years old may struggle in the cold - so we advise to get this checked to save the inconvenience of unplanned failure. To save your battery turn off any non-essential electrical loads, avoid running any electrical systems any longer than necessary and finally use the starter in short five second bursts if the engine doesn't start quickly, leaving thirty seconds between attempts to allow the battery to recover.


Top up engine coolant with antifreeze, you will need a 50/50 mix of antifreeze and water. Check coolant level regularly. Antifreeze costs only a little, but a frozen engine will be very costly to repair.


Make sure your vision is not obscured in any way, either though dirt or snow. Make sure you clear the snow from your windows as well to ensure that this will not fall onto your windscreen whilst driving and obscure your view.


Make sure all bulbs are working correctly and our advise would be to carry spare bulbs to ensure you can always be seen clearly. You will need to always use headlights when visibility is reduced.


When the temperature drops standard tyres stiffen. They become harder and less elastic, and this reduces their performance on the road. Your car's handling might become less precise, and if you need to brake suddenly you could find yourself in trouble, as stopping distances are increased. We recommend at least 3mm of tread for winter motoring. Consider changing your tyres to winter tyres- Fitting winter tyres is the tried, tested and approved option to boost your car's safety in the colder months.


Prepare your car and journey at least ten minutes prior to your driving to ensure all you have time to clear all windows using a scraper and de-icer. It would also be a good idea to plan your journey and the roads you are going to take, preferably use major roads that will have been well-gritted.