Q: How many motoring journalists does it take to change a tyre?

A: In this case, three. I would have figured it out eventually but it was nice to have a colleague plus a fellow 3008 driver parked next to me when I discovered the flat so I could borrow his manual (mine was at home). After some head-scratching the space-saver spare was on and the car mobile. The satnav’s ‘point of interest’ function was useful for researching nearby garages, but another I remembered, Norwood Tyres and Wheels, turned out best, suggesting a 20-minute £15 repair rather than a £210 replacement.

Peugeot 3008 1.6 110 HDi Sport 5dr 6spd manual
Mileage 3099
Claimed combined
Our average consumption 37.3mpg
P11D price £19,030
Model price range £16,695-£22,795
CO2 (tax) 137g/km/19%
BIK 20/40% per month £60/£121
Service interval up to 12,500mls/2yrs
Insurance group 15E
Warranty 3yrs/60,000mls
Boot space (min/max) 512/1604 litres
Engine size/power 1560cc/110hp
Top speed/0-62mph 112mph/12.2secs
Why we’re running it To test the award-winning
car in the real world
Positive Functional boot,
high interior quality
Negative Seatbelt alarm system,,
left-hand drive layout