The Peugeot company started in 1810 as a family business making bicycles and coffee mills. Armand Peugeot produced his first vehicle in 1889, but made only four of these steam-powered tricycles. Thereafter, four wheels and internal combustion were deemed the way forward. Peugeot became the first car maker to fit rubber tyres, and then a Peugeot won the world’s first motor race in 1894. In 1912, a certain Ettore Bugatti designed one of Peugeot’s cars. Peugeot’s fortunes ebbed and flowed after the Second World War, but motorsport success helped it to continue despite debts. Its cars have received numerous awards throughout the decades. At Haynes, we have an extensive range of Peugeot repair manuals and online procedures available for professional mechanics and DIY car enthusiasts alike. We can give you all the guidance you need.