If you own an older car, particularly one that you intend to keep for years to come, then changing your oil will be an inevitability sooner or later and it’s no different for Peugeot owners. Whether you’re working on an older model such as a 205 or 406, or something newer like a 308, oil is their lifeblood and making sure you keep on top of it is integral to a future of happy motoring.
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Do Peugeots need specific engine oil?
There is a wide range of oils available out on the market, and there may be different requirements for petrol and diesel. Generally, if you were to search for Peugeot specific oils, you’ll often find major oil manufacturers suggesting their 5w30 oils, but the type of oil you require will depend on what you drive, and how you plan to drive it. Certain oils will be preferential depending on whether you’re looking for performance or efficiency – if you’re not sure what you’re looking for, it’s best to ask your local expert what’s best for you.
How do you know which oil to use for your Peugeot?
The easiest way to find out what oil your car needs is to check the owner’s manual. This manual will tell you not only the specification of oil, but also the grade that you’re looking for. If you’ve misplaced your manual, then visiting your local auto parts specialists should find the answer you’re looking for, otherwise you can simply pop your reg number into any major oil manufacturer’s website (or even auto parts retailers again) and you’ll be told what type of oil you need.
What happens if you put the wrong oil in a Peugeot?
Using the wrong oil in your Peugeot can cause damage to the engine – as it can with any model of vehicle. The wrong oil will not lubricate your internals correctly and could lead to metal-on-metal contact. The more this type of contact occurs, the more friction that builds up and the faster your engine components will wear out.
Can I replace my engine oil myself?
Changing engine oil is not one of the hardest maintenance tasks you can carry out, but it is somewhat messy. So long as you know your way around the undercarriage of a car, then it should be no issue at all. However, if getting on your hands and knees and a little dirty doesn’t sound favourable to you, then take it to the nearest garage who’ll be more than happy to help.
How often do I need to top up my Peugeot’s oil?
While a complete oil change is only recommended for every 10,000 miles, a top up is a somewhat more regular piece of easy maintenance you can carry out. Topping up your oil should take place every 3,000 miles, or every three months, whichever comes first. Simply pop the bonnet, pull out your dipstick and give it a wipe. Reinsert the dipstick into its holder, and then pull out again to check the oil level. If it’s low, top it up – remembering that overfilling can be just as dangerous as running on empty.
How to replace your car’s oil
Make sure you’re parked on a flat surface before you carry out any major works involving motor fluids, as this will give you a much more accurate readout compared to if you’re on a slope in any direction.
To replace your oil, ensure you’ve placed a plastic container under the car first, or things will get very messy. Drain off all of the old oil through the oil pan drain plug – to make this easier, run the engine for a couple of minutes first and remove the filler cap. Once it has slowed to a small drip, replace the plug and fill up with the fresh oil. Remember – always change your oil filter when carrying out an oil change.
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