Peugeot 308 Maintenance Guides - Common Peugeot 308 Repair Questions Answered

The Peugeot 308 is a wholly reliable motor; with good handling, running costs as well as a pretty impressive fuel economy rating.

We have compiled answers to our most frequently asked Peugeot 308 drivers to help drivers.

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Peugeot 308 Tyre Pressure

What is the recommended tyre pressure of a Peugeot 308?

The recommended tyre pressure level for your vehicle is dependent upon its year and series, and the exact info of which will be recorded in your owner’s manual.

For the 2018 Peugeot 308, the recommended minimum tyre pressure is 35psi / 240kPa / 2.4 bar.

How do I check my Peugeot 308 tyre pressure?

Your Peugeot 308’s tyre pressure can be checked at home with the purchase and subsequent use of a handheld tyre pressure gauge.

To use one of these devices; remove the screw caps from the tyre valve and push the gauge onto the end of the valve, there may be a lever lock to keep this in place.

Take your reading and repeat for all four tyres, remembering to reattach the screw caps.

Tyre pressure can also be checked at petrol stations as well as by a trained mechanic during a servicing.

What should I do once I see a tyre pressure warning?

The illumination of the tyre pressure warning light on your dashboard should be a call to check your tyre pressure levels.

You can do this using the above methods, and once you have amended them and ensured they are correct, you can drive away again.

If the light stays illuminated, then you may have a puncture on your hands or a faulty TPMS light that requires reset.

How do I reset a Peugeot 308 tyre pressure light?

The process for resetting the TPMS light on your Peugeot 308 will depend largely on your car model and year.

For Peugeot’s the process tends to differ if you have either a touch screen, set button or have to use the audio system.

If your Peugeot 308 is fitted with a touch screen:

Switch engine to “ON”

Press the Driving Menu

Select “Under-Inflation Initialisation”

Select “Yes” to confirm


Peugeot 308 Warning Lights

What does a Peugeot 308 engine autodiagnosis warning light mean?

If this light flashes on your dashboard it is likely that the engine management system has a fault. More frighteningly, there is then a risk of ruin to the catalytic converter. If the light remains illuminated on a constant it is your emissions control system that is at fault. In this instance contact a garage for assistance.


What does a Peugeot 308 engine oil pressure warning light mean?

On your dashboard this light resembles a dripping oil can and shines on a constant. Its illumination indicates a fault with the lubrication system. You are advised to stop as soon as its safe to do and contact a mechanic.


Peugeot 308 Service Intervals

When are Peugeot 308 service intervals?

Peugeot recommend a full service every 12 months or 12,000 miles, whichever one of those comes first.

They also suggest an annual oil change alongside servicing. 


Peugeot 308 Common Problems

Is it common for the Peugeot 308 to pull to one side?

If your car has started to pull to one side, it could be a result on uneven tyre wear. Uneven tyre wear is in many cases unavoidable; occurring due to near side road damages and roundabouts.

Swapping your front tyres round may be an easy solution. Alternatively, you will need a tyre replacement.

My Peugeot 308 is displaying an anti-pollution warning system – what does this mean?

If this warning message pops up on your dashboard, you have an issue with your Peugeot Emission Filter (PEF).

The job of this filter is to remove harmful particles from the exhaust system. The solution would be to replace the filter, which would require a trained mechanic. 


Peugeot 308 Oil

What the best oil to use for a Peugeot 308?

The best oil for the Peugeot 308 is a fully synthetic low ash oil, preferably grade 5W-30 or 5W-40. 

What is the oil capacity for a Peugeot 308?

The oil capacity of your Peugeot 308 will vary model to model depending on a number of factors. The exact oil capacity of your vehicle will be noted in your car owner’s handbook.

The majority of Peugeot 308’s will have a 5 litre capacity or thereabouts.


What to do if a Peugeot 308 leaks oil?

If your Peugeot 308 suffers an oil leak, it is imperative that the leak source is located efficiently in order for a swift repair to be carried out.

For that reason, we would recommend contacting a Peugeot leak specialist via our website. 

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Peugeot 308 Car Battery

What are the symptoms of a dying car battery?

Car battery’s generally have a lifespan of around 3-5 years yet can still fail prematurely.

There are signs to look out for that could prevent more extensive and costly repairs:

Dimmer headlights

Slower crank


A clicking noise when you turn the car key

Car needs gas/acceleration to start

Car reluctant to start after sitting overnight

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