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Peugeot 2008: Practical information / Advice on care and maintenance

General recommendations

Observe the following recommendations to avoid damaging the vehicle.


Peugeot 2008. Advice on care and maintenance Never use a high-pressure jet wash in the engine compartment - risk of damaging the electrical components!

Do not wash the vehicle in bright sunshine or extremely cold conditions.

Peugeot 2008. Advice on care and maintenance When washing the vehicle in an automatic roller-brush car wash, be sure to lock the doors and, depending on version, move the electronic key away.

When using a pressure washer, hold the lance at least 30 cm from the vehicle (particularly when cleaning areas containing chipped paint, sensors or seals).

Promptly clean up any stains containing chemicals liable to damage the vehicle's paint (including tree resin, bird droppings, insect secretions, pollen and tar).

If justified by the environment, clean the vehicle more frequently to remove salty deposits (in coastal areas), soot (in industrial areas) and mud (in wet or cold areas). These substances can be highly corrosive.

Contact a PEUGEOT dealer or a qualified workshop for advice on removing stubborn stains requiring special products (such as tar or insect removers).

Preferably, have paint touch-ups performed by a PEUGEOT dealer or a qualified workshop.


Peugeot 2008. Advice on care and maintenance When washing the vehicle, never use a water hose or high-pressure jet to clean the interior.

Liquids carried in cups or other open containers can spill, presenting a risk of damage if they come into contact with the controls in the dashboard and centre console. Be vigilant!


High-gloss paint

Peugeot 2008. Advice on care and maintenance Do not use abrasive products or solvents, petrol or oil to clean the bodywork.

Never use an abrasive sponge to clean stubborn stains. Risk of scratching the paintwork!

Do not apply polish in strong sunshine, or to plastic or rubber parts.

Peugeot 2008. Advice on care and maintenance Use a soft sponge and soapy water or a pH neutral product.

Gently wipe the bodywork with a clean microfibre cloth.

Apply polish with the vehicle clean and dry.

Comply with the instructions for use stated on the product.


(Depending on version)

Peugeot 2008. Advice on care and maintenance Do not use a high pressure washer to clean the vehicle. Risk of damaging or detaching the decals!

Peugeot 2008. Advice on care and maintenance Use a high-flow hose at a temperature between 25°C and 40°C.

Sweep the jet of water across the surface to be cleaned, perpendicular to it.

Rinse the vehicle with demineralised water.


Leather is a natural product. Appropriate regular care is essential for its durability.

It must be protected and nourished using a specific leather product, to keep it supple and preserve its original appearance.

Peugeot 2008. Advice on care and maintenance Do not clean leather using unsuitable cleaning agents such as solvents, detergents, petrol or pure alcohol.

When cleaning items partly made from leather, take care not to damage the other materials with the specific leather product.Before cleaning greasy stains or liquids, quickly mop up any surplus.

Peugeot 2008. Advice on care and maintenance Before cleaning, wipe off any residues liable to scuff the leather, using a cloth that has been dampened with demineralised water and thoroughly wrung out.

Clean leather using a soft cloth moistened with soapy water or a pH-neutral product.

Dry with a soft, dry cloth.


    In certain situations, you must allow the vehicle to free-wheel (while being towed, on a rolling road, in an automatic car wash, or being transported by rail or sea freight, etc...

    In the event of a breakdown


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