It’s estimated that over 150,000 UK motorists put the wrong fuel in their car last year. This ever-increasing problem has left many motorists stranded on the side on the road after putting petrol in a diesel car or diesel in a petrol car. Putting the wrong fuel in a car is a easy mistake to make in our modern lives as we find ourselves more busy and it only takes a few seconds to be distracted at the fuel pump. So what can you do if you have put Petrol in diesel car?
Well to start of putting petrol in a diesel car is more common that putting diesel in a petrol car, this is due to the size of the filling nozzles at the fuel station. The diesel nozzle is bigger than its petrol brother and this has made it so that both the petrol and diesel nozzle will fit into the diesel car but only the petrol nozzle can fit into a petrol car.
If you have made the mistake of putting petrol in a diesel car, its highly recommended that you seek expert advice from a Wrong fuel in car specialist, as significant damage can be caused by running a vehicle on the wrong fuel.
With over 150,000 motorists making this mistake every year, the AA have declared it as one of the most common causes for a breakdown in the UK. Due to this there are now dedicated fleets of mobile fuel evacuation experts across the nation ready for when you put the wrong fuel in your car.
This service has made mis-fueling an easy problem to resolve, as these specialists will drain your fuel tank on-site. This saves you time and money, as your vehicle no longer needs to be towed to a garage for the repair work to be carried out there. Local garages use to charge a fortune to drain the vehicles fuel tank, now you can get a full system drain and flush from only £120, this is a saving of over £300 compared to garages.
If you have found yourself in a situation where you have filled with the wrong fuel and then proceeded to drive the car, you need to stop the engine as soon as possible to avoid further damage being caused, the whole fuel system will then need to be flushed and cleaned before the correct fuel can be added back to the tank and the vehicle started again. The whole fuel drain process should take no longer than 1 hour to complete.