If you’ve ever had to ask yourself this question,
“I’ve put the wrong fuel in my car! What do I do?”
I genuinely feel for you. This is something that affects many thousands of motorists every year and not only is it an inconvenience but it can also be quite costly to resolve.
So, for those of you thinking, “I’ve put the wrong fuel in my car! What do I do?” let me try to ease your nerves and point you in the right direction.
What do I do then?
DON’T start your car – not even to move it off the pump at the station forecourt. If the contaminated wrong fuel is not allowed to enter the fuel lines you will save yourself a lot of hassle.
If you have already started or driven the car, STOP! There’s no point in making a bad situation worse by forcing the engine to continue to run on a mix of petrol and diesel.
find out if your insurance provider will cover the cost of having the contaminated fuel removed.
Unfortunately most will not – in fact the majority of insurance providers state specifically in the small print that misfuelling is not covered by their policies.
Nevertheless it is always good to find out where you stand in this regard. Please note that some companies that say that they DO cover misfuelling will consider the issue to be a “claim” and you will end up paying for the drain out of your excess and have the possibility of increased insurance premiums. So check first!
call Fuel Fixer. We have nationwide coverage and operate 24/7. Our call operators are more that willing to provide you with any information you need and have an engineer out quickly to resolve the issue. With an average call-out time of just 47 minutes nationwide we can have an engineer draining your tank and flushing the system so that you can get back on the road with minimal lost time. Additionally we price our services so that we are one of the cheapest on the market.
try to come up with a good excuse to justify to your partner, friends and even yourself as to why you just did that thing that you laugh at others for doing – and then realise that the majority of people who drive diesel vehicles have done the same thing and that it’s no big deal (would you believe that even some of our own fleet vehicles have been misfueled?!).
“Wrong fuel in car” problems are what we specialise in, and we are the professionals in this business. We can set you straight and get you going again – fast!.