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Practical tips

CAUTION

If you run out of coolant in the expansion
tank, park the car in a safe place and do
not continue driving. Obtain technical as-
sistance.

Brake fluid

Check and refill the brake fluid

Fig. 198 

Engine compartment: brake fluid res-

ervoir cap.

The brake fluid reservoir is located in the en-
gine compartment 

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page 278

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Checking the brake fluid level

The brake fluid level must be between the 



and 



 markings.

However, if the brake fluid level goes down
noticeably in a short time, or drops below the



 mark, there may be a leak in the brake

system. Seek specialist assistance. A warning
light on the instrument panel display monitors
the brake fluid level 

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page 86

.

Changing brake fluid

We recommend that you have the brake fluid
changed by a Technical Service.

WARNING

If the brake fluid level is low or unsuita-
ble/old brake fluid is used, the brake sys-
tem may fail or braking power may be re-
duced.

Check the brake system and the brake

fluid level regularly!

When the brake fluid is used and brakes

are subjected to extreme braking forces,
bubbles of vapour form in the brake sys-
tem. These bubbles can significantly re-
duce braking power, notably increasing
braking distance, and could result in the to-
tal failure of the brake system.

Be sure to always use the correct brake

fluid. Only use brake fluid that expressly
meets the VW 501 14 standard.

You can buy VW 501 14 standard brake

fluid in a SEAT dealership or a SEAT Official
Service. If none is available, use only high-
quality brake fluid that meets DIN ISO 4925

CLASS 4 standards, or USA Standards
FMVSS 116 DOT 4.

The replacement brake fluid must be

new.

Brake fluid should be stored in the closed

original container in a safe place out of
reach of children. Risk of poisoning!

CAUTION

Brake fluid should not come into contact
with the vehicle paintwork, as it is abrasive.

For the sake of the environment

Brake fluid is an environmental pollutant.
Collect any spilt service fluids and allow a
professional to dispose of them.

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Checking and refilling levels

Windscreen washer reservoir

Checking the level of the window
washer tank and refilling it

Fig. 199 

In the engine compartment: blue cap

of the windscreen washer tank.

The window washer tank is in the engine
compartment 

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page 278

.

Check the water level in the windscreen
washer reservoir regularly and top up as re-
quired.

The window washer tank contains liquid de-
tergent for the windscreen and rear window.

Open the bonnet 

 

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page 276

.

The window washer tank is marked with the

 symbol on the cap.

Check there is enough windscreen water in

the reservoir.

Plain water is not enough to clean the wind-
screen and headlights. We recommend that
you always add a product to the windscreen
washer fluid.

Recommended windscreen wipers

For the hottest seasons we recommend

summer G 052 184 A1 for clear glass. Propor-
tions of the mixture in the washer fluid tank:
1:100 (1 part concentrate per 100 parts wa-
ter).

All year round, G 052 164 A2 for clear glass.

Approximate proportion of the winter mixture,
up to -18°C (0°F): 1:2 (1 part concentrate per 2
parts water); otherwise, a 1:4 proportion of
mixture in the washer fluid tank.

The capacity of the window washer tank can
be found in 

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page 316

.

CAUTION

If the water from the windscreen washer
does not contain enough anti-freeze, it may
freeze on the windscreen and rear window,
reducing forward and rear visibility.

In winter, ensure the windscreen washer

contains enough anti-freeze.

In cold conditions, you should not use the

windscreen wiper system unless you have
warmed the windscreen with the ventila-
tion system. The antifreeze could freeze on
the windscreen and reduce visibility.

CAUTION

Never mix an unsuitable antifreeze or other
similar additives with the windscreen wash-
er water. A greasy layer may be formed on
the windscreen which will impair visibility.

Use clean water with a window cleaner

recommended by SEAT.

If necessary, add a suitable antifreeze to

the water in the reservoir.

CAUTION

Do not mix cleaning products recommen-

ded by SEAT with other products. This
could lead to flocculation and may block
the windscreen washer jets.

When topping up service fluids, make ab-

solutely certain that you fill the fluids into
the correct reservoirs. Using the wrong flu-
ids could cause serious malfunctions and
engine damage!

Lack of window washer fluid causes the

view through the windscreen to be ob-
scured.

12-volt battery

General information

The battery is located in the engine compart-
ment and is almost 

maintenance-free

. It is

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checked as part of the Inspection Service.
Nevertheless, check the terminals are clean
and have the correct tightening torque, espe-
cially in summer and winter.

All work on batteries requires specialist
knowledge. Please refer to a SEAT Official
Service or a workshop specialising in batter-
ies: risk of burns or exploding battery!

The battery must not be opened.

 Never try

to change the fluid level of the battery. Oth-
erwise explosive gas is released from the bat-
tery that could cause an explosion.

Battery warning indications

Wear eye protection.

Battery acid is extremely corrosive. Wear pro-

tective gloves and eye protection. Rinse any

splashes of electrolyte with plenty of water.

Fires, sparks, open flames and smoking are
prohibited.

The battery should only be charged in a well-
ventilated zone. Risk of explosion!

Keep children away from acid and batteries!

Always follow the instruction manual.

Disconnecting the battery

The battery should only be disconnected in
exceptional cases. When the battery is dis-
connected, some of the vehicle's functions

are lost. These functions will require resetting
after the battery is reconnected.

When disconnecting the battery from the ve-
hicle on-board network, disconnect first the
negative cable and then the positive cable.

Deactivate the anti-theft alarm before you
disconnect the battery. Otherwise the alarm
will be triggered.

Winter conditions

During the winter, the starting power may be
reduced, and if necessary, the battery should
be charged 

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WARNING

Always be aware of the danger of injury
and chemical burns as well as the risk of
accident or fire when working on the bat-
tery and the electrical system:

Wear eye protection. Protect your eyes,

skin and clothing from acid and particles
containing lead.

Battery acid is extremely corrosive. Wear

protective gloves and eye protection. Do
not tilt the batteries. This could spill acid
through the vents.

Neutralise any electrolyte splashes on

the skin, eyes or clothing with a soapy solu-
tion, and rinse off with plenty of water. If
acid is swallowed by mistake, consult a
doctor immediately.

Fires, sparks, open flames and smoking

are prohibited. When handling cables and
electrical equipment, avoid causing sparks
and electrostatic charge. Never short the
battery terminals. High-energy sparks can
cause injury.

A highly explosive mixture of gases is re-

leased when the battery is under charge.
The batteries should be charged in a well-
ventilated room only.

Keep children away from acid and bat-

teries.

Before working on the electrical system,

you must switch off the engine, the ignition
and all electrical devices. The negative ca-
ble on the battery must be disconnected.
When a light bulb is changed, you need on-
ly switch off the light.

Deactivate the anti-theft alarm by un-

locking the vehicle before you disconnect
the battery! The alarm will otherwise be
triggered.

When disconnecting the battery from the

vehicle on-board network, disconnect first
the negative cable and then the positive
cable.

Switch off all electrical devices before

reconnecting the battery. Reconnect first
the positive cable and then the negative
cable. Never reverse the polarity of the
connections. This could cause an electrical
fire.

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Checking and refilling levels

Never charge a frozen battery, or one

which has thawed. This could result in ex-
plosions and chemical burns. Always re-
place a battery which has frozen. A flat
battery can also freeze at temperatures
close to 0°C (+32°F).

Ensure that the vent hose is always con-

nected to the battery.

Never use a defective battery. This could

cause an explosion. Replace a damaged
battery immediately.

CAUTION

Do not expose the battery to direct sun-

light over a long period of time, as the in-
tense ultraviolet radiation can damage the
battery housing.

If the vehicle is left standing in cold con-

ditions for a long period, protect the bat-
tery from “freezing”. If it freezes it will be
damaged.

Warning lamp

It lights up red

Alternator fault.

The control lamp lights up when the ignition is
switched on. It should go out when the engine
has started running.

If the control lamp 

 lights up while driving,

the alternator is no longer charging the bat-
tery. You should immediately drive to the
nearest specialised workshop.

You should avoid using electrical equipment
that is not absolutely necessary because this
will drain the battery.

Checking the battery electrolyte
level

Fig. 200 

Sight glass on the top of the 12 volt

battery (schematic representation).

The electrolyte level should be checked reg-
ularly in high-mileage vehicles, in hot coun-
tries and in older batteries.

Open the bonnet and then lift the cover

that protects the front part of the battery

››› 

 in Working in the engine compart-

ment on page 276

.

Check the colour display in the "magic eye"

on the top of the battery.

If there are air bubbles in the window, tap

the window gently until they disperse.

The position of the battery is shown in the
corresponding engine compartment diagram

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.

The “magic eye” indicator, located on the top
of the battery changes colour, depending on
the charge state and electrolyte level of the
battery.

There are two different colours:

The battery's electrolyte

level is too low. Go to a specialised work-
shop to have the battery checked and
replaced if necessary.

The battery’s electrolyte level is cor-

rect.

Charging or changing the battery

If you often drive short distances or if the ve-
hicle is not driven for long periods, the battery
should be checked by a specialised work-
shop between the scheduled services.

If the battery has discharged and you have
problems starting the vehicle, the battery
might be damaged. If this happens, we rec-
ommend you have the vehicle battery

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Yellow or colourless:

Black:

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checked by a Technical Service where it will
be re-charged or replaced.

Charging the battery

The vehicle battery should be charged by a
specialised workshop only, as batteries using
special technology have been installed and
they must be charged in a controlled environ-
ment.

Replacing a vehicle battery

The battery has been developed to suit the
conditions of its location and has special
safety features. If the battery must be re-
placed, consult a technical service for infor-
mation on electromagnetic compatibility, the
size and maintenance, performance and
safety requirements of the new battery in
your vehicle before you purchase one. SEAT
recommends you have the battery replaced
by a technical service.

Start-Stop systems (

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page 194

) are equip-

ped with a special battery. Therefore, it must
only be replaced with a battery of the same
specifications.

WARNING

Always use only maintenance free bat-

teries that do not run flat alone and whose
properties, specifications and size corre-
spond to the standard battery. The specifi-
cations are indicated on the battery case.

Before starting any work on the batteries,

you must read and observe the warnings

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 in General information on page 286

.

For the sake of the environment

 Batteries contain toxic substances such

as sulphuric acid and lead. They must be
disposed of appropriately and must not be
disposed of with ordinary household waste.

Wheels

Wheels and tyres

General notes

When driving with 

new tyres

, be especially

careful during the first 500 km (300 miles).

If you have to drive over a kerb or similar
obstacle, drive very slowly and as near as
possible at a right angle to the obstacle.

Check from time to time if the tyres are
damaged (punctures, cuts, cracks or
dents). Remove any foreign objects em-
bedded in the treads.

Damaged wheels and tyres must be re-
placed immediately.

Keep grease, oil and fuel off the tyres.

Replace any missing valve caps as soon as
possible.

Mark the wheels before taking them off so
that they rotate in the same direction when
put back.

When removed, the wheels or tyres should
be stored in a cool, dry and preferably dark
place.

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Wheels

Low profile tyres

Low profile tyres have a wider tread, a larger
wheel diameter and a lower sidewall height.
Therefore, its driving behaviour is more agile.

Low profile tyres may deteriorate more quick-
ly than standard tyres, for instance due to
strong knocks, potholes, manhole covers and
kerbs. Correct tyre pressure is very important

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.

To avoid damage to tyres and wheels, drive
with special care when driving on roads in
poor condition.

Visually check your wheels every 3000 km.

If the tyres or rims have received a heavy im-
pact or have been damaged, have a special-
ised workshop check whether or not it is nec-
essary to change the tyre.

Low profile tyres may deteriorate more quick-
ly than standard tyres.

Concealed damage

Damage to tyres and rims is often not readily
visible. If you notice unusual 

vibration

 or the

car 

pulling to one side

, this may indicate

that one of the tyres is damaged. Reduce
speed immediately if there is any reason to
suspect that damage may have occurred. In-
spect the tyres for damage. If no external
damage is visible, drive slowly and carefully
to the nearest specialised workshop and
have the car inspected.

Foreign objects inserted in the tyre

Do not remove foreign bodies if they have

penetrated through the tyre wall!

If the vehicle comes with a tyre mobility

system, where necessary seal the damaged
tyre as shown in section 

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page 40

. Use a

specialised workshop for repair or replace-
ment. SEAT recommends visiting a SEAT
dealership for this.

The sealant at the lower part of the tyre tread
wraps around the foreign body and provision-
ally seals the tyre.

Tyres with directional tread pattern

An arrow on the tyre sidewall indicates the di-
rection of rotation on single drive tyres. Al-
ways note the direction of rotation indicated
when mounting the wheel. This makes sure
that optimal use is made of tyre properties in
terms of aquaplaning, grip, excessive noise
and wear.

Subsequent fitting of accessories

If you wish to change or fit wheels, rims or
wheel trims, we recommend that you consult
with a SEAT Official Service centre for advice
regarding current techniques.

Speed symbols

The speed rating indicates the maximum
speed permitted for the tyres.

max. 150 km/h (93 mph)
max. 160 km/h (99 mph)
max. 170 km/h (106 mph)
max. 180 km/h (112 mph)
max. 190 km/h (118 mph)
max. 200 km/h (124 mph)
max. 210 km/h (130 mph)
max. 240 km/h (149 mph)

Some manufacturers use the letters “ZR” for
tyres with a maximum authorised speed
above 240 km/h (149 mph).

WARNING

New tyres do not have maximum grip dur-

ing the first 500 km. Drive particularly
carefully to avoid possible accidents.

Never drive with damaged tyres. This

may cause an accident.

If you notice unusual vibrations or if the

vehicle pulls to one side when driving, stop
the vehicle immediately and check the
tyres.

Never use old tyres or those with an un-

known history of use.

New wheels and tyres

It is best to have all wheels and tyres serviced
by a specialised workshop. There they have

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the required knowledge, the special tools and
the corresponding spare parts.

Even winter tyres lose their grip on ice. If you

have installed new tyres, drive the first 500
km carefully and at a moderate speed.

All four wheels must be fitted with tyres of

the same type, size (rolling circumference)
and, if possible, tread pattern.

When changing tyres, do not change just

one; change at least two on the same axle.

If you want to equip your vehicle with a

combination tyres and rims that are different
to those fitted in the factory, inform your spe-
cialised workshop before purchasing them

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The sizes of the rims and tyres approved for
your vehicle are listed in the vehicle docu-
mentation (e.g. EC Certificate of Conformity
or COC document

1)

). The vehicle documen-

tation varies depending on the country of res-
idence.

If the type of spare wheel is different form the
normal wheels — e.g. in the case of winter
tyres or particularly wide tyres — the spare
wheel should only be used temporarily in the
event of a puncture, and the vehicle should
be driven with care. Refit the normal road
wheel as soon as possible.

Manufacturing date

The manufacturing date is also indicated on
the tyre sidewall (or on the inside face of the
wheel):

DOT ... 2218 ...

it means, for example, that the tyre was man-
ufactured in the 22nd week of 2018.

WARNING

Use only combinations of tyres and rims,

as well as suitable wheel nuts, approved by
SEAT. Otherwise the vehicle may be dam-
aged, causing an accident.

For technical reasons it is not possible to

use wheels of other vehicles; in some cases
not even wheels from the same vehicle
model should be used.

Always ensure that the tyres you have

chosen have adequate clearance. When
selecting replacement tyres, do not rely
entirely on the nominal tyre size marked on
the tyre, since the nominal tyre size can dif-
fer significantly depending on the manu-
facturer. Lack of clearance can damage
the tyres or the vehicle and, as a result, en-
danger road safety. Risk of accident!

Only use tyres that are over 6 years old in

an emergency, and drive with due care.

The fitting of tyres with run-flat proper-

ties is not permitted on your vehicle! Pro-

hibited use can cause accidents or can
damage your vehicle.

If decorative hubcaps are subsequently

fitted, make sure that they allow enough air
in to cool the braking system. Risk of acci-
dent!

For the sake of the environment

Old tyres must be disposed of according to
the laws in the country concerned.

Note

A SEAT Service Centre should be consul-

ted to find out whether wheels or tyres of
different sizes to those originally fitted by
SEAT can be fitted, and to find out about
the combinations allowed between the
front axle (axle 1) and the rear axle (axle 2).

Never mount used tyres if you are not

sure of their “previous history”.

1)

COC = 

certificate of conformity

.

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Tyre life

Fig. 201 

Location of the tyre pressure sticker.

Correct inflation pressures and sensible driv-
ing habits will increase the useful life of your
tyres.

Check tyre pressure at least once a month,

and also prior to any long trip.

The tyre pressure should only be checked

when the tyres are 

cold

. Do not reduce the

pressure of warm tyres.

Adjust tyre pressure to the load being car-

ried by the vehicle 

››› 

Fig. 201

.

In vehicles with a tyre pressure indicator,

save the modified tyre pressure 

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page 295

.

Avoid fast cornering and hard acceleration.

Inspect the tyres for irregular wear from

time to time.

Tyre pressure

The tyre inflation pressures are listed on a
sticker on the rear of the front left door frame

››› 

Fig. 201

.

Insufficient or excessive pressure greatly re-
duces the useful life of the tyres and adverse-
ly affects vehicle performance and ride. Cor-
rect inflation pressures are very important,
especially at 

high speeds

.

Depending on the vehicle, tyre pressure can
be adjusted to medium load to improve driv-
ing comfort (tyre pressure 

 

››› 

Fig. 201

).

When driving with comfort tyre pressure fuel
consumption may increase slightly.

The tyre pressure must be adjusted accord-
ing to the load the vehicle is carrying. If the
vehicle is going to carry the maximum load,
the tyre pressure should be increased to the
maximum value indicated on the sticker

››› 

Fig. 201

.

Do not forget the spare wheel when checking
the tyre pressures: Keep this spare wheel in-
flated to the highest pressure required for the
road wheels.

In the case of a minimised temporary spare
wheel (125/70 R16 or 125/70 R18), inflate to a

pressure of 4.2 bar as indicated on the tyre
pressure label 

››› 

Fig. 201

.

Driving style

Fast cornering, heavy acceleration and hard
braking (squealing tyres) all increase tyre
wear.

Wheel balance

The wheels on new vehicles are balanced.
However, certain circumstances may lead to
imbalance (run-out), which is detected as vi-
brations in the steering wheel.

Unbalanced wheels should be rebalanced,
as they otherwise cause excessive wear on
steering, suspension and tyres. A wheel must
also be rebalanced when a new tyre is fitted
or if a tyre is repaired.

Incorrect wheel alignment

Incorrect running gear alignment causes ex-
cessive tyre wear, impairing the safety of the
vehicle. If you notice excessive tyre wear, you
should check wheel alignment at a SEAT Of-
ficial Service.

WARNING

Unsuitable handling of the wheels and
tyres may lead to sudden tyre pressure los-
ses, to tread separation or even to a blow-
out.

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The driver is responsible for ensuring that

all of the vehicle tyres are correctly infla-
ted to the right pressure. The recommen-
ded tyre pressure is indicated on the label

››› 

Fig. 201

.

Check tyre pressures regularly and en-

sure they are maintained at the pressures
indicated. Tyre pressure that is too low
could cause overheating, resulting in tread
detachment or even burst tyres.

When the tyres are cold, tyre pressure

should be that indicated on the label

››› 

Fig. 201

.

Regularly check the cold inflation pres-

sure of the tyres. If necessary, change the
tyre pressure of the vehicle tyres while they
are cold.

Regularly check your tyres for damage

and wear.

Never exceed the maximum permitted

speed or loads specified for the type of
tyre fitted on your vehicle.

For the sake of the environment

Under-inflated tyres will increase fuel con-
sumption.

Tread wear indicators

Fig. 202 

Tyre profile: tread wear indicators.

Fig. 203 

Interchanging tyres.

Wear indicators around 1.6 mm high can be
found on the base of the original tyre treads,
ordered at regular intervals and running
across the tread 

››› 

Fig. 202

. The letters "TWI"

or triangles on the sidewall of the tyre mark
the position of the wear indicators.

The minimum permitted profile depth

1)

 have

been reached when the tyres have worn
down to the wear indicators. Replace the
tyres with new ones 

››› 

.

Changing wheels around

To ensure that the wear is equal on all tyres
the wheels should be changed round from
time to time according to the system

››› 

Fig. 203

. The useful life of all the tyres will

then be about the same time.

WARNING

The tyres must be replaced at the latest
when the tread is worn down to the tread
wear indicators. Failure to follow this in-
struction could result in an accident.

Particularly in difficult driving conditions

such as wet or icy roads. It is important that
the tyre tread be as deep as possible and
be approximately the same on the tyres of
both the front and the rear axles.

The scant driving safety due to insuffi-

cient tread depth is particularly evident in
vehicle handling, when there is a risk of
“aquaplaning” in deep puddles of water

1)

Follow the regulations of the country you are

driving in.

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Wheels

and when driving through corners, and
braking is also adversely affected.

The speed has to be adapted according-

ly, otherwise there is a risk of losing control
over the vehicle.

Wheel nuts

The 

wheel nuts

 are matched to the rims.

When installing different wheels (for instance
alloy wheels or wheels with winter tyres) it is
important to use the correct wheel nuts with
the right length and correctly shaped bolt
heads. This ensures that wheels are fitted se-
curely and that the brake system functions
correctly.

The wheel nuts must be clean and turn easily.

A special adapter is required to remove the
anti-theft wheel bolts 

››› 

page 44

.

WARNING

Wheel nuts should never be greased or
oiled.

Use only wheel nuts which belong to the

wheel.

If the prescribed torque of the wheel nuts

is too low, they could loosen whilst the ve-
hicle is in motion. Risk of accident! If the

tightening torque is too high, the wheel nuts
and threads can be damaged.

CAUTION

See 

››› 

page 46

to find out the recommen-

ded tightening torque for wheel nuts for
steel and alloy rims.

Winter tyres

Winter tyres must be fitted 

on all four

wheels.

Only use winter tyres that are approved for
your vehicle.

Please note that the maximum permissible
speed for winter tyres may be lower than
for summer tyres.

Also note that winter tyres are no longer ef-
fective when the 

tread

 is worn down.

After fitting the wheels you must always
check the tyre pressures. When doing so,
take into account the correct tyre pressures
listed on the rear of the front left door frame

››› 

page 291

.

In winter road conditions winter tyres will con-
siderably improve vehicle handling. The de-
sign of summer tyres (width, rubber com-

pound, tread pattern) gives less grip on ice
and snow. This applies particularly to vehicles
equipped with 

wide section tyres

 or with

high speed tyres

 (code letters H, V or Y on

the sidewall).

Only use winter tyres of the correct type ap-
proved for your vehicle. The sizes of these
tyres are specified in the vehicle's documents
(e.g. EC Certificate of Conformity or COC

1)

).

The vehicle documentation varies depending
on the country of residence.

Winter tyres lose a great deal of their proper-
ties when the 

tread

 is worn down to a depth

of 4 mm.

The performance of winter tyres is also se-
verely impaired by 

ageing

, even if the tread is

still much deeper than 4 mm.

A code letter indicating the speed limit is
stamped on all winter tyres 

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page 289

.

Vehicles capable of exceeding these speeds
must have an appropriate 

sticker

 attached

so that it is visible to the driver. Suitable stick-
ers are available from the SEAT Official Serv-
ice and specialised workshop. Please note
the regulations to this effect in your country.

Using winter tyres with V-rating

Please note that the generally applicable
240 km/h (149 mph) speed for winter tyres

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1)

COC = 

certificate of conformity

.

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with the letter V is subject to 

technical re-

strictions; the maximum permissible speed
for your vehicle may be significantly lower

.

The maximum speed limit for these tyres de-
pends directly on the maximum axle weights
for your car and on the listed weight rating of
the tyres being used.

It is best to contact a SEAT Official Service to
check the maximum speed which is permissi-
ble for the V-rated tyres fitted on your car on
the basis of this information.

WARNING

Exceeding the maximum speed permitted
for the winter tyres fitted on your car can
cause tyre failure, resulting in a loss of con-
trol of the vehicle – risk of accident.

For the sake of the environment

When winter is over, change back to sum-
mer tyres at an appropriate moment. In
temperatures above +7°C (+45°F), perform-
ance will be improved if summer tyres are
used. Fuel consumption, wear and noises
while driving will all be reduced.

Note

All-weather tyres can also be used instead
of winter tyres. Please note that only winter
tyres with the symbol 

 may be fitted in

some countries where winter tyres are
mandatory.

Snow chains

Snow chains should 

only be used on the

front wheels

.

Check that they are correctly seated after

driving for a few yards; correct the position if
necessary, in accordance with the manufac-
turer's fitting instructions.

Keep your speed below 50 km/h (30 mph).

If there is a danger of being trapped de-

spite having mounted the chains, it is best to
disable the driving wheels (ASR) in the ESC

››› 

page 239, Connecting and disconnect-

ing the ESC and ASR

.

Snow chains will improve 

braking ability

 as

well as 

traction

 in winter conditions.

For technical reasons snow chains may only
be used with the following wheel rim/tyre
combination.

Tyres

Wheel rim

Chains

195/60 R16

6Jx16 ET45

Max. link 13.5

mm

205/60 R16

6Jx16 ET45

Max. link 9 mm

205/55 R17

6.5Jx17 ET48

215/45 R18

7Jx18 ET47

Other dimensions do not allow chains

Remove any central wheel trims and the rim
ring before fitting snow chains.

WARNING

The use of unsuitable or incorrectly fitted
chains could lead to serious accidents and
damage.

Always the appropriate snow chains.

Observe the fitting instructions provided

by the snow chain manufacturer.

Never exceed the maximum permitted

speeds when driving with snow chains.

CAUTION

Remove the snow chains to drive on

roads without snow. Otherwise they will im-
pair vehicle handling, damage the tyres
and wear out very quickly.

Wheel rims may be damaged or scratch-

ed if the chains come into direct contact
with them. SEAT recommends the use of
covered snow chains.

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Wheels

Tyre pressure monitor sys-
tem

Control lamp

It lights up

The tyre pressure of a wheel is much lower than the
value set by the driver 

››› 

 in Tyre pressure moni-

tor indicator on page 295

.

Or:

 Fault in the tyre pressure gauge.

Several control and warning lamps light up
for a few seconds when the ignition is switch-
ed on while the function is verified. They will
switch off after a few seconds.

WARNING

Observe the safety warnings 

››› 

 in Con-

trol and warning lamps on page 87

.

Tyre pressure monitor indicator

The tyre pressure monitor indicator compares
wheel revolutions and, with this information,
the tread of each wheel using the ABS sen-
sors.

The tyre pressure monitor indicator warns of
any change in the tread diameter of a wheel

.

Wheel tread change

The wheel diameter changes when:

Tyre pressure is changed manually.

Tyre pressure is insufficient.

The tyre structure is damaged.

The vehicle is unbalanced because of a

load.

The wheels on an axle are subject to a

heavier load (e.g. with a heavy load).

The vehicle is fitted with snow chains.

The temporary spare wheel is fitted.

The wheel on one axle is changed.

There may be a delay in the reaction of the
tyre pressure monitoring indicator 

 or it may

not indicate anything under certain circum-
stances (e.g. sporty driving, snow-covered or
unpaved roads, or when driving with snow
chains).

Calibrate the tyre pressure monitoring in-
dicator

After changing the tyre pressure or replacing
one or more wheels, the tyre pressure moni-
toring indicator must be recalibrated. Do the
same, for example, when the front and rear
wheels are swapped.

Switch the ignition on.

Save the new inflation pressure in the info-

tainment system using the button 

 > Ve-

hicle status > Tyres

OR:

 

 > Exteri-

or settings > Tyres

 

››› 

page 92

 .

When driving, the system self-calibrates the
tyre pressure provided by the driver and the
wheels fitted. After a long journey with varied
speeds the programmed values are collected
and monitored.

With the wheels under very heavy loads, the
tyre pressure must be increased to the total
recommended tyre pressure before calibra-
tion 

››› 

Fig. 201

.

WARNING

When the tyres are inflated at different
pressures or at a pressure that is too low
then a tyre may be damaged resulting in a
loss of control of the vehicle and a serious
or fatal accident.

If the lamp 

 lights up, reduce speed im-

mediately and avoid any sudden turning or
braking manoeuvre. Stop when possible,
and check the tyre pressure and status.

The tyre monitoring system can only op-

erate correctly if all of the tyres are infla-
ted to the correct pressure when cold.

If a tyre has not been punctured and it

does not have to be changed immediately,
drive to the nearest specialised workshop
at a moderate speed and have the tyre
checked and inflated to the correct pres-
sure.

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Practical tips

Note

Driving for the first time with new tyres at

a high speed can cause them to slightly ex-
pand, which could then produce an air
pressure warning.

Do not only rely on the tyre monitoring

system. Regularly check your tyres to en-
sure that the tyre pressure is correct and
that the tyres are not damaged due to
puncture, cuts, tears and impacts/dents.
Remove objects from the tyres only when
they have not pierced the tyres.

The tyre pressure monitoring indicator

does not function when there is a fault in
the ESC or ABS 

››› 

page 237

.

If the battery is disconnected, the yellow

warning lamp 

 lights up after turning the

ignition on. This should turn off after a brief
journey.

Spare wheel

Location and use of the temporary
spare wheel

Fig. 204 

In the luggage compartment: remove

the subwoofer.

The temporary spare wheel is stored under
the floor panel in the luggage compartment
and is attached by a thumbnut.

The temporary spare wheel has been de-
signed to be used for short periods of time.
Have the tyres checked and replaced as
soon as possible at a SEAT Official Service or
at a specialised workshop.

The spare wheel must not be switched for a
spare wheel from another vehicle.

Removing the temporary spare wheel

Lift and hold up the floor panel to remove

the temporary spare wheel 

››› 

page 130

.

Turn the thumb wheel anti-clockwise.

Take out the temporary spare wheel.

Getting the spare wheel out of vehicles
with BEATS Audio 6 speakers (with sub-
woofer)

To remove the spare wheel, you must first re-
move the subwoofer.

Vehicles without a variable floor in the lug-

gage compartment:

 pull the floor of the lug-

gage compartment (carpet) upwards to get it
out.

Vehicles with a variable luggage compart-

ment floor:

 lift and secure the floor luggage

compartment as explained in 

››› 

page 130

.

Disconnect the 

subwoofer

 

››› 

Fig. 204

 

1

speaker cable.

Turn the securing wheel in an anti-clock-

wise direction 

››› 

Fig. 204

 

2

.

Remove the 

subwoofer

 speaker and the

spare wheel.

When re-mounting the spare tyre, place the

subwoofer

 on the base of the wheel rim with

care. When doing so, the tip of the “FRONT”
arrow on the 

subwoofer

 should point forward.

Reconnect the speaker cable and firmly ro-

tate the securing wheel clockwise so that the

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Wheels

subwoofer

 system and wheel are firmly in

place.

Removing the 16” temporary spare wheel
(without subwoofer)

Remove the luggage compartment varia-

ble floor to access the wheel and the tools

››› 

page 130

.

Loosen the strap that secures the box by

pressing on the buckle.

Remove the toolbox.

Turn the securing wheel anti-clockwise and

remove it.

Press the thread and turn it 90° clockwise

or anti-clockwise and remove it.

Pull on the front part of the spare wheel to

remove it.

Chains

For technical reasons, snow chains must not
be used on the temporary spare wheel.

If you have a puncture on one of the front
wheels when using snow chains, fit the tem-
porary spare wheel in place of one of the rear
wheels. Fit the snow chains on the rear wheel
that you have removed and replace the
punctured front wheel with this wheel.

WARNING

After fitting the temporary spare wheel,

check the tyre pressures as soon as possi-

ble. Failure to do so may cause an acci-
dent. The tyre pressure is listed on the back
of the left front door frame 

››› 

Fig. 201

.

Do not drive at over 80 km/h (50 mph)

when the temporary spare wheel is fitted
on the vehicle: risk of accident!

Never travel more than 200 km using a

temporary spare wheel.

Avoid heavy acceleration, hard braking

and fast cornering: risk of accident!

Never use more than one temporary

spare wheel at the same time, risk of acci-
dent.

No other type of tyre (normal summer or

winter tyre) may be fitted on the compact
temporary spare wheel rim.

If you are driving using the spare wheel,

the ACC system could automatically
switch off during the journey. Switch off the
system when starting off.

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Maintenance

Maintenance

SEAT Maintenance Pro-
gramme

Service intervals

Service work and the Digital Main-
tenance Plan

Log of services performed (“Digital Main-
tenance Plan”)

The SEAT dealership or a specialised work-
shop records Service receipts in a central
system. Thanks to this comprehensive docu-
mentation of the service history, it is possible
to reproduce the services performed any
time. SEAT recommends requesting a Service
receipt after every service carried out con-
taining all the services carried out on the sys-
tem.

Whenever there is a new service the receipt is
replaced with a current one.

The Digital Maintenance Plan is not avail-
able in some markets. In this case, your
SEAT dealer will inform you about the cur-
rent documentation of the work.

Service works

In the Digital Maintenance Plan, your SEAT
authorised service or specialised workshop
documents the following information:

When each one of the services was carried

out.

Whether a specific repair has been sugges-

ted, e.g. changing the brake pads in the near
future.

If you have expressed a special request for

the maintenance. Your Service Advisor will
write the work order.

The components or fluids that were

changed.

The date of the next service.

The Long Life Mobility Warranty is valid until
the next inspection. This information is docu-
mented in all checks performed.

The type and the volume of the service may
vary from one vehicle to another. A special-
ised workshop will be able to provide specific
information on the jobs for your vehicle.

WARNING

If the services are insufficient or not per-
formed and if the service intervals are not
observed, the vehicle may be immobilised
in traffic cause an accident and severe in-
juries.

Make sure that any repairs are carried

out by a SEAT authorised service or speci-
alised workshop.

CAUTION

SEAT cannot be held liable for any damage
to the vehicle due to insufficient work or of
lack of availability of spare parts.

Note

Regular services on the vehicle not only
maintain its value, but also its correct oper-
ation and road safety. For this reason, con-
duct the services in accordance with SEAT
guidelines.

Set Service or Flexible Service In-
tervals

Services are classified as 

oil change service

and 

inspection

. The service interval display

on the instrument panel display serves as a
reminder of the next service.

Depending on the features, the engine and
the conditions of use of the car, either the

Fixed service

 or the 

Flexible service

 will be

applied for an oil change service..

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SEAT Maintenance Programme

How to know which type of service needs
to his vehicle

Check the tables below:

Oil change service

a)

PR No.

Type of
service

Service interval

QI1

Fixed

Every 

5000 km

 or after

1 year

b)

QI2

Every 

7500 km

 or after

1 year

b)

QI3

Every 

10000 km

 or after

1 year

b)

QI4

Every 

15000 km

 or after

1 year

b)

QI6

Flexible

According to the service in-
terval display

a)

The data are based on normal conditions of use.

b)

Whatever happens first.

Inspection Service

a)

According to the service interval display

a)

The data are based on normal conditions of use.

Particular characteristics of the Flexible
Service

Regarding the 

Flexible Service

, the oil

change service only has to be performed
when the vehicle needs it. To calculate when

you have to carry out this service, take into
account the individual conditions of use and
personal driving style. A major component of
the flexible service the use of LongLife oil in-
stead of conventional engine oil.

Bear in mind the information about the speci-
fications of the engine oil according to the
VW standard 

››› 

page 279

.

If you do not want to the flexible service
you can select the fixed service However,
a fixed service may affect service costs

The Service Advisor will gladly advise you.

Service interval display

At SEAT, the dates of the services are indica-
ted by the service intervals display:

on the instrument panel 

››› 

page 82

in the infotainment system: menu 

 > Set-

tings > Service

OR

 

 > Vehicle status >

Service

 

››› 

page 88

.

The service interval display gives information
for service dates that involve an engine oil
change or an inspection. When the time for
the corresponding service comes, additional
work required, such as the change of brake
fluid and the spark plugs, can be carried out.

Information about the terms of use

The service intervals and groups are usually
based on 

normal conditions of use

.

If, on the other hand, the vehicle is under 

ad-

verse conditions of use

, some of the work

must be carried out before the next service
period or even between service intervals.

Conditions of use adverse include:

The use of fuel with a high sulphur content.

Frequent short trips.

Letting the engine idle for a long period of

time, as in the case of taxis.

Using the vehicle in areas with thick dust.

Frequent driving with a trailer (depending

on equipment).

Using the vehicle mostly in situations with a

lot of traffic and stops (e.g. in a city).

Using the vehicle mostly in winter.

This applies especially for the following
parts (depending on equipment):

Dust and pollen filter

Air Care allergen filter

Air filter

Toothed chain

Particulate filter

Engine oil

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