Again I agree, also with Christopher.
This morning on the short trip to the shops, the ESP light came on but not the ABS so the automatic gearbox worked fine (also the cruise). Now also, since just before arriving home yesterday the anti-pollution light comes on. That is a rather alarming icon as it looks like an engine and to the uninitiated appears to predict impending doom.
On re-starting to return from the shops, only the anti-pollution light was on and everything was working fine. Not sure how long ago it was but this has happened before and I was told by the Peugeot garage that the reservoir needed topping up, a job only for them and the bloke lay flat on his back under the car to do it. Can’t remember how much it cost (if necessary I can check and when) or when it was, a couple of years ago I expect, maybe more. I asked when it would need topping up again and he said airily ‘never’. Amazed I pressed him and he said ‘oh 120,000 or so’. I told him that was hardly never to a car that averages 80,000 a year.
If that is needed again it is a bit sudden as it passed the pollution test on CT only a couple of weeks ago with almost no distance in between.
My young mechano doesn’t even have arches to work under, but he is a time served HGV electronics fitter and has done excellent work for me in the past. I think I will wait till he has the time to check it, I do very little mileage these days and may give up the dog journeys altogether soon.