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Useful information about this French brand

The birth of Peugeot

Peugeot is a French car manufacturer, part of Groupe PSA. The family business that preceded today's Peugeot company was founded in 1810, when it manufactured coffee grinders and bicycles. On 20 November 1858, Émile Peugeot filed the lion trademark. Armand Peugeot built the company's first car, an unreliable steam tricycle. In collaboration with Léon Serpollet, a car with an internal combustion engine from Panhard-Daimler was built in 1890. Due to family disagreements, Armand Peugeot founded the Société des Automobiles Peugeot in 1896.

The Peugeot company and family are originally from Sochaux, France. Peugeot has a large factory and a Peugeot museum there. In February 2014, shareholders agreed to a recapitalisation plan, in which Dongfeng Motors and the French government each bought a 14% stake in the company.

Peugeot has been successfully involved in motorsport for over a century. Peugeot Sport has won the World Rally Championship five times (1985, 1986, 2000, 2001, 2002), the Dakar Rally seven times (1987, 1988, 1990, 2016, 2017, 2018), the 24 Hours of Le Mans three times (1992, 1993, 2009), the World Endurance Championship twice (1992, 1993), the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup twice (2010, 2011) which Toyota and Audi and topped the Intercontinental Rally Challenge Championship three times. Last year, Peugeot Sport surpassed the record for climbing to Pikes Peak with the Peugeot 208 T16, driven by Sébastien Loeb.

Peugeot database

The overviews below contain many useful service intervals and tips on the most recent Peugeot models. The intervals and guidelines are only an indication, there may be circumstances in which a garage will give a different advice.

When to replace a Peugeot timing belt

The timing belt or chain is essential for (almost) any combustion engine, without it there can be no combustion. This is because the timing belt ensures that the camshaft, the crankshaft and the valves are driven by this belt or chain. Almost all Peugeot cars have a timing belt, which has to be replaced periodically. Below are the intervals per model that we know about:

Tyre pressure Peugeot

Your Peugeot's tyre pressure should be checked monthly so you can enjoy optimal performance. In addition, incorrect tyre pressure can cause high fuel consumption and the tyres may wear out faster or irregularly. On the following pages you will find an overview of tyre pressures for your Peugeot:

Peugeot car lamps

Want to replace the bulbs on your Peugeot but don't know what type of car bulb you need? On this Peugeot car bulbs page, we have collected a list containing all lamps.

Peugeot lamps overview


Which Peugeot engine oil

Changing engine oil on time is crucial for the condition of your engine. In addition, it is important to know which engine oil you need. The service booklet generally always lists the appropriate engine oil. Do you want to know which engine oil your Peugeot needs? Then use Kroon Oil's handy search tool: