Our 2002 Peugeot 307 Rapier is just coming up for its 8th annual service and MoT. So far it has been very reliable and incidentally the most comfortable car to drive in 60 years of motoring. However, at 8 years old it is coming up to its "best-by" date. It has been serviced regularly by the same Peugeot dealer from whom we bought in 2002. Are there any additional points outside the routine service which it would be prudent to consider when booking it in next month - such as air conditioning, timing belts etc. I am not of a mechanical disposition but would much appreciate any guidance on how to prolong its useful service after 8 years and just on 50,000 miles about half on long runs and half on short local operations.
Refreshing to read of a reliable 307 with a satisfied owner. If the timing belt has not been replaced then it, its tensioner, all minor
pulleys and anything it turns such as the waterpump should all be
replaced. The a/c probably needs a re-gas. Brake fluid should be changed every 2 - 3 years. Engine coolant should be changed because the corrosion inhibiters in it will have degraded.
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