“HELP! I’ve Put The Wrong Fuel In My Car, What Do I Do Now? Is My Car Ruined?”
The above is a question we receive every single day. People pulling into garages and filling their diesel car with petrol or the other way round. Don’t feel silly, it’s a common mistake that can be easily sorted.If you’ve put wrong fuel in the tank of your car and need someone to perform a wrong fuel in tank drainage, we can help. Wrong Fuel Fix offers an easy wrong fuel removal service throughout the United Kingdom. Statistics show that over 150,000 drivers put the wrong type of fuel in their vehicles every single year, so you’re not alone. That equates to 1 person every 3.5 minutes! The most common reasons drivers put the wrong fuel in a car is distraction at the fuel pump, or simply not being used to the vehicle. Misfuelling has become an increasing problem due to the growth of diesel car sales, and modern diesel cars are now even more quieter, making it easy to forget that you’re driving one, especially if it’s a hire vehicle or second family car. If you’ve put wrong fuel in your car, DO NOT turn the ignition on or start the engine. Attempting to drive your car after filling up with the wrong type of fuel can cause catastrophic damage to your engine. We know of drivers who have tried to drive their car after filling up with the wrong type of fuel and ended up causing over £5,000 worth of damage. You don’t want that kind of bill…
So What Can I Do If I’ve Put Petrol In My Diesel Car By Mistake and drove it?
Well, try not to panic and as we mentioned above, DO NOT try to start your vehicle. Starting your car after putting the wrong fuel in will only circulate the contaminated fuel around the engine and fuel system, increasing the risk of potential serious damage. You should CALL someone right away as time is a critical factor. All that wrong fuel you put in your vehicle needs to be removed and flushed as soon as possible.Once you’ve got hold of someone to assist you with removing the wrong type of fuel from your vehicle, they will come to wherever your location is and drain the petrol tank, aswell as flush the fuel system with clean fuel and fill your car up with the CORRECT type of fuel. The contaminated fuel that was in your car will be disposed of in a safe and environmentally friendly way. Wrong Fuel Fix can provide roadside assistance for cars, vans, lorries motorcycles, boats, plant machinery and more at a very affordable price. We can help if you’ve put petrol in a diesel car or diesel in a petrol car.
Wrong Fuel Fix covers the following areas: London, Scotland (Edinburgh, Glasgow and surrounding area’s), North West England (Lancashire, Cheshire and surrounding area’s), North East England (Newcastle down to Nottingham and all in between), Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Norfolk, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Worthing, Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings, Folkestone, Dover, Devon, Cornwall. Our wrong fuel service team are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and our prices are very competitive. It doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg for filling your vehicle with the wrong type of fuel. The price we quote is the final price you pay, there’s no hidden costs. Be sure to read our Wrong Fuel In Car FAQ page to get a better understanding of the problem.