peugeot oil maintenance


Checking your oil is simple - just follow the steps below:

  1. Switch off the engine
    Park the car on a level surface and make sure the engine has been switched off for at least five minutes.
  2. Locate and clean dipstick
    Open the bonnet, locate the dipstick and remove it before wiping the oil off the dipstick using a clean cloth. Look for the oil level marks on the end of the dipstick.
  3. Check oil level
    Check your existing engine oil level by pushing the dipstick slowly all the way into its tube, then pulling it out again. The oil level should be between the upper and lower level marks. If the level is near the lower mark, you need to top up the oil.
  4. Top-up oil level
    If you need to top up your oil, remove the oil filler cap. Pour in some oil and wait a few seconds for the oil to drain down to the bottom of the engine and then re-check the level, taking care not to overfill it.
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Why should I check and top-up my oil?

Oil is to an engine what blood is to the human body – it simply can’t run without it. Engine oil acts as a cushion between moving parts, keeping engine components from coming into contact with each other, and providing protection from wear and tear.

Modern engines typically use approximately 1 litre of oil every 3,000* miles, so you need to check and top up oil levels between services. Aim to check the oil level every month – and always before a long journey.

Please refer to your Warranty & Maintenance Handbook for further advice.

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What does engine oil do?

In simple terms, it lubricates, protects, cleans and cools your engine.

As well as reducing friction and preventing wear and tear, the oil cleans the engine of deposits, picking up any damaging debris which is sieved out through the oil filter.

It also helps to transfer heat from inside the engine to maintain a safe operating temperature.

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What kind of oil should I be using?

Engines and oil technology is changing and improving all the time so it can be tricky to know which oil to buy.

For complete peace of mind, only use Peugeot recommended engine oils, such as the Total Quartz range. They’re designed to maximise the performance of the engine and reduce emissions.


  • Saves fuel
  • Reduces CO2 emissions
  • Reduces engine wear
  • Optimises functionality of the anti-pollution system (Diesel Particulate Filter or FAP)

10W 40 TOTAL QUART Z 7000

  • Suitable for petrol and diesel engines
  • Good resistance to oxidation

5W 40 TOTAL QUART Z 9000

  • High-performance engine oil
  • Suitable for intensive motorway and urban driving
  • Meets demands of extended oil change intervals
  • Suitable for petrol and diesel engines
  • Exceptional resistance to oxidation