Skoda is prolonging its extended warranty deal, allowing new and used vehicle owners to add another two years until the end of the 2022.
Introduced as part of Skoda’s service and subscription packs, the deal to extend the standard five-year warranty was due to expire on September 30, but the company has now confirmed it’ll continue to offer the sweetener until December 31, 2022.
Seven-year service packs are available to all new Skoda customers priced from $2100 to $2900 depending on the model and cover all scheduled servicing and roadside assistance – as well as the boosted seven-year warranty.
However, Skoda is also offering the value-adding deal for existing customers who have already taken delivery of their car, with the offer open any time after the first scheduled service or 12 months from the warranty start date.
Five-year service packs cost between $1500 and $2000 for new cars, while a four-year plan for used cars will cost an additional $1300 to $1800. Customers with existing service deals can top-up to seven years from a three-year plan for between $1300 and $1850, while increasing from a five-year plan costs between $600 and $900.
With the first three scheduled services offered for free, Skoda says customers on the plan save around 30 per cent compared with those who pay per visit as and when scheduled maintenance is required.
For customers who want an even more convenient ownership experience however, Skoda is also offering an additional service subscription plan in two tiers above a standard Value offering. The pay-as-you-go plan applies only to new Skodas within 30 days of the warranty start date – but covers more than just the scheduled service items.
The Essential plan covers extra maintenance items above the scheduled inclusions, while the top Complete plan extends to virtually all wear-and-tear items including brakes, oil top-up, wiper blades and wheel alignment, for example.
Pricing varies according to a tiered system and takes into account vehicle model, annual kilometres covered and the selected level of cover – but Skoda is offering an initial discounted rate.
For example, covering a Kamiq that travels up to 15,000km per year with the Essential plan will cost $43.50 per month for the first 36 months, before reverting to the standard rate of $69 per month after that.
A Kodiaq that drives up to 30,000km per year can be covered by the Complete plan for $119 per month for the first 18 months, rising to $238 per month thereafter. Full pricing and levels of cover for your individual model and usage can be found at skoda.com.au
The servicing deals are also fully transferable for no additional cost, allowing future owners to benefit from the advantages while protecting resale value.
Skoda Australia’s Brand Director, Michael Irmer, explained that while virtually all customers add some kind of service pack at the point of purchase, the subscription services were taking more time to get noticed. However, the company will soon introduce the packs as part of optional finance deals.
“We will combine it with finance offers in the future, because, when you include wear-and-tear items, it becomes a kind of pay-per-use process,” he said.
Skoda’s national product and marketing manager, Beryl Thomas, said the servicing and maintenance deals were one of Skoda’s key three unique pillars and an essential part of optimising the Skoda ownership experience.
“Our service and maintenance subscription plans deliver peace of mind and extensive flexibility for the end user,” she said. “No surprises, no cap on the maintenance items, no admin with individual quotes or claims, it can be bundled with a novated lease, and a courtesy loan vehicle with every scheduled service.”