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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, manufacturing 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 1890, in collaboration with Léon Serpollet, a car was built with a Panhard-Daimler combustion engine. 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 there and a Peugeot museum. In February 2014, shareholders agreed to a recapitalisation plan, which included 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 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:

Which Peugeot engine oil

Changing engine oil on time is crucial for the condition of your engine. It is also important to know which motor oil you need. In the overview below, you can navigate to the right model. The overviews show both the type of oil and the quantity required.