eMobility and Servicing : Less hassle for drivers
eMobility and Servicing : Less hassle for drivers
There are many myths and legends surrounding the servicing of electric vehicles. ŠKODA set the record straight: servicing these cars is simple and routine.

ŠKODA's service partners have had to add a new expertise to their portfolio in recent years. The advent of electric vehicles has meant that they’ve had to learn to deal with the cars’ high-voltage electrical system. This places new demands on service technicians in terms of both knowledge and safety. For the customer, though, these cars are in fact a relief as far as regular servicing goes.

The ŠKODA ENYAQ iV SUV is proof of this. “The ENYAQ iV is the first ŠKODA whose service frequency is not influenced by mileage. The car ought to be serviced regularly every two years,” says Karel Starý, Head of After Sales at ŠKODA Czech Republic. So the electric SUV’s owners don’t have to keep an eye on their mileage at all.

This in itself brings savings, especially for drivers who cover a lot of ground during the year and whose car would otherwise have to be serviced twice in the course of one year. ŠKODA cars with combustion engines are due for servicing after 15,000 or 30,000 kilometres, or after one or two years, whichever comes first. The ENYAQ iV therefore eliminates the need for compulsory servicing, especially at higher mileages, which of course saves the owner time and money.

Reduced running costs

It costs just €4.52 to drive 100km using the ESB public fast charging network, a 22% saving versus a diesel equivalent. (source: esb.ie)

Low Road Tax

Direct CO2 emission values are used to calculate the annual Motor Tax bands for vehicles.  Motor Tax in January 2023 for a BEV is €120 per annum and typically €170 per annum for a PHEV.

Electric Vehicle Grants

SEAI electric vehicle grants make it more affordable to switch to an EV.
Read more at seai.ie

Car Grades Explained
95% as new condition/100% as new to drive/ min two year warranty
Less than 50,000 km’s
Thoroughly prepared used car/ excellent mechanical condition/ a minimum of 1 year warranty
Less than 120,000 km’s
Reasonable mechanical and cosmetic condition/ a minimum of 6 months warranty
Less than 150,000 km’s
A Part Exchanged/Trade In – only sold on to Trade
Only applicable to Trade In Self Appraisals – scrapped or sold to Trade where possible

As our Digital Dealership grows we know that more buyer confidence is needed throughout the online buying process and to assist we have introduced the Western Motors Group Used Car Grading System. The system has been devised to offer more transparency to our customers and to provide an easy guide as to the quality of the used car being sold.