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How to guides for your Peugeot

Here we've pulled together a selection of how to guides that will hopefully help guide you through anything you're unsure of when it comes to making the most out of your Peugeot.

How to check your tyre pressure using the compressor

  1. ​Find the puncture repair kit (if fitted), it's usually under the floor of the car boot.
  2. Turn the selector on the top left of the unit to the position marked 'Air'.
  3. Ensure the switch in the centre of the unit is at the position marked '0'.
  4. Connect the black pipe to the valve of the tyre.
  5. Pull out the unit's electric plug & plug it into your car's 12v socket.
  6. Start your engine & leave it running.
  7. Turn on the air compressor by moving the switch in the centre of the unit to '1'.
  8. Inflate the tyre to the correct pressure - you can check the pressure for your particular model on a sticker on your door opening.
  9. If you inflate the tyre too much, you can let some air out by turning the switch to the position marked '1' and then press the button next to it until to deflate to the required pressure.

How to refill your screenwash

  1. ​When the amount of screenwash reached it's minimum level there will be an alarm sound and a message on your multifunction screen.
  2. To refill your screenwash and headlamp wash open the bonnet.
  3. Find the screenwash and headlamp reservoir, it will have a windscreen wiper symbol on the cap.
  4. Refill it with the recommended screen wash fluid, ordinary water won't wash your screen well and could freeze, you can buy screenwash from us in Chester, simply pop in or give us a call on 

    01244 567699

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  5. Depending on your screen wash you can either use it neat or you may need to dilute it, it will tell you on the label.
  6. Don't forget to close your bonnet.

How to repair a puncture using a puncture repair kit

  1. ​Make sure you're parked safely & the engine is switched off.
  2. Locate your puncture repair kit (if fitted) in the storage box under the boot floor.
  3. Turn the selector on the top left of the unit to the position marked 'sealant'.
  4. Make sure the switch in the centre of the unit is at '0'.
  5. Connect the White pipe to the valve of the punctured tyre.
  6. Pull out the unit's electric plug & plug it into the 12v socket inside your car.
  7. It's a good idea at this point to stick the speed limitation reminder to your steering wheel.
  8. Start your engine & leave it running.
  9. Turn on the air compressor by moving the switch to '1'.
  10. Leave the unit running until the pressure gauge reached two bars.
  11. If the tyre has failed to reach this pressure after 5 - 7 minutes then the tyre is not repairable and will need to be replaced before you can drive the car again.
  12. Assuming the correct tyre pressure has been reached you can turn off the air compressor by moving the switch to '0', unplug it from the 12v socket & disconnect the valve. Don't forget to replace the valve cap.
  13. Drive the car for the first 3 miles at speeds no higher than 35 mph to allow the puncture to be plugged. After these 3 miles you'll need to stop to check the tyres pressure.
  14. Take out your air compressor again and turn the selector on the top left of the unit to the position marked 'air', plug it into the 12v socket and connect the Black pipe to the tyres valve.
  15. Turn on the compressor by moving the switch in the centre to the position marked '1'.
  16. Inflate the tyre to the correct pressure according to the sticker o the inside of your car door.
  17. Once you've done this you should limit your driving speed to 50mph and your driving distance to 200 miles before bringing it into us to be replaced.

How to connect your MP3 player

  1. ​Turn the in-car stereo on.
  2. The USB socket allows you to play audio files from the MP3 player through your audio system.
  3. Plug your MP3 connector lead into the USB socket.
  4. To select the track you want press the button marked 'List' on the audio unit.
  5. Use the up or down buttons to select the track you want to play.
  6. Then press ok to confirm your selection.

How to check your oil level

  1. ​​Make sure the car is on level ground, for accuracy the engine should have been switched off for 15 minutes, but should still be warm.
  2. Open the bonnet.
  3. Gloves will help keep the oil off your hands.
  4. Find the dipstick handle & pull it out.
  5. Using a rag or absorbent paper clean any oil from the end.
  6. Reinsert the dipstick, pushing it fully into place.
  7. Pull the dipstick out again and check the oil level is between the minimum and maximum mark.
  8. Replace the dipstick, pushing it fully into place.
  9. If your oil level was below the minimum mark, open the oil filler cap.
  10. Pour in fresh oil, having checked your handbook, or with our service team on 01244 567699​ for the correct oil type.
  11. Replace the oil filler cap and re-check the oil level again.
  12. If it's now between the minimum and maximum levels you can close the bonnet.

How to set-up your Bluetooth in your Peugeot

(Often referred to as initiating pairing)​

  1. ​​Start the engine.
  2. Activate bluetooth on your mobile phone.
  3. Press the menu button on your car's dashboard.
  4. Select Bluetooth Telephone Audio.
  5. Next select Bluetooth configurations.
  6. Select perform a Bluetooth search.
  7. The car will display the first four phones found.
  8. Select the phone you want to connect from the list, you can only connect one phone at a time.
  9. Enter a code with 4 digits & press ok.
  10. Then enter the same code on your phone.
  11. On the screen you should now see a message saying 'Pairing of [name] phone successful'. From now on your phone will pair automatically whenever you get in the car.
  12. To make a call select call list or directory from the Bluetooth menu. You can also do this by pressing the steering mounted control for more than 2 seconds. Or stop the car and use your telephone's keypad.

How to check your coolant level

  1. ​​Your car's cooling system is pressurised so to avoid risk of scalding the engine should be left to cool for at least an hour.
  2. Open the bonnet & check the coolant level in the reservoir, it should be close to the maximum mark, but never exceed it.
  3. If it needs topping up, use a thick rag or glove to unscrew the filler cap by two turns only to allow any remaining pressure in the system to drop.
  4. Pour in cold water, about a litre at a time, until the coolant level indicator is close to the maximum mark.
  5. In winter add some antifreeze to the water at the percentages quoted in your handbook. If you need to buy some more antifreeze give our friendly service team a call on 

    01244 567699​.

  6. Screw the cap back on and close the bonnet.

How to use your navigation system

  1. Press the nav button on your car's dashboard.
  2. Then press the nav button again or select the navigation menu function, then press ok to confirm.
  3. Select the destination input function & then press ok to confirm.
  4. Next select the address input function & press ok to confirm.
  5. Select the country, town, street name and number.
  6. If you know the postcode you can speed up this process by keying it in directly.
  7. To begin the navigation to your destination press 'Start Route Guidance'.
  8. If it's a destination you travel to frequently you can save up to 4,000 destinations in your address book.