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The History of Peugeot

Peugeot has a very long and colourful history manufacturing cars since 1889. The company was originally a steel factory that produces various tools and sheet steel. The first vehicle to have the Peugeot badge was a steam powered Serpollet-Peugeot that was shown at the Paris Show in 1889. The gas powered Peugeot Type 2 was produced in 1890.

The Peugeot Company was the first auto manufacturer to put rubber tyres on it vehicles in 1892. In 1900 Peugeot was producing 500 vehicles per year and just twenty years later the 100,000th car came off the production line in 1925.

The Peugeot Company has always been in the forefront when it comes to innovative designs and developing new technology. A Peugeot vehicle that won the ACF Grand Prix in 1912 was the first car to have four camshafts and four valves per cylinder. The world’s first coupe cabriolet that had an electric retractable hard top was produced by Peugeot in 1934.

In 1959 Peugeot introduced the 403 which was the first car manufactured that had an automatic cooling fan that was powered by the temperature of the engine. In 1960 the 404 was introduced and had innovative features including rear door child locks and indirect fuel injected engines. The Peugeot introduced its first supermini, the 104, which at the time in 1972 it was the smallest four door car in the world.

Peugeot would go on to introduce a variety of stylish and innovative vehicles including the popular 205 cabriolet and the Peugeot 206. In 1999 the HDi Common Rail Diesel engine was created. It produced more efficient power and emitted less harmful emissions. The 206 GTI and the Roland Garros were very popular and the demand for them was high. The demand for the 206 was so high that they put in a third shift at the Ryton Manufacturing Plant.

The Peugeot Company has always been in the forefront when it comes to developing high quality cars which have the latest technology. Today is no different and the company continues to strive to make vehicles that are reliable, comfortable and stylish.

When thinking about buying a Warranty for your used Peugeot or extending your current Warranty whether you bought it through a dealer or privately bear the following in mind..

There are a wide range of mechanical breakdown policies ( Car Warranty ) available today. All are designed to protect buyers against the costs of sudden and unforeseen failure of a specified list of components on your vehicle. The covered components may vary according to the age and mileage of the vehicle, ranging from policies that provide wide protection on newer motors or used vehicles that are only a few years old, through to more limited covers for much older or higher mileage vehicles ( 50 000 miles or 60 000 miles is a fairly common benchmark here ). It is very important that you are offered the correct policy for the vehicle you are buying. Therefore you should really understand the level of you cover need for the particular model of vehicle you are buying to ensure that you actually do buy cover for the parts that are prone to failure. Generally, with used car warranties the more extensive the level of cover i.e. protection includes a big range of components, the more you should expect to pay. You should generally pay less for a policy with a restricted list of parts covered. Find out what the weaknesses are for the model of vehicle you are buying and get a policy to protect yourself armed with this knowledge.

Wear and Tear

Engine failure can often be attributed to ’wear and tear’ as parts often wear down rather than break. If you do not want your warranty provider to reject a claim on these grounds you should ensure that it is clearly stated in the terms and conditions that both "mechanical breakdown" and "wear and tear" are covered by your policy.