Empty Fuel Tank
When you’ve put the wrong fuel in your vehicle, first things first: don’t turn the ignition back on.
The best thing you can do is get move your car out of the way of the pump or pull over in a safe place if you’ve already got on the road. After that, it’s important to get in touch with us right away on 0800 193 1103 or 07538 889 922.
Act Fast to Save Your Engine
Garages and car dealerships will usually transport the car back to their premises to look at the damage (with towing coming at a high price), but in doing so they leave traces of the wrong fuel in your tank. This can lead to further complications as the fuel continues to damage the incompatible engine.
By bringing Wrong Fuel Recovery experts onto the scene, we’ll be able to dispatch our team of expert technicians to you and have your fuel tank emptied in under an hour.
The Importance of Not Running Your Engine
When you turn on the engine after your car has been misfuelled, it causes it to circulate through the engine into components that aren’t designed to deal with the substance.
Putting petrol in a diesel tank causes tiny particles of metal in the petrol to contaminate the engine. These metal partials can interfere with the lubrication process, causing your engine to grind and causing physical damage.
Diesel into a petrol engine is just as serious. As the oil doesn’t burn properly, not only can it cause huge problems with the petrol injection modules, but, it may cause damage to the engine exhaust system, spark plugs and more. This all adds up to even more costly repairs.
The important thing is that you keep calm and give us a call. Our friendly team can help minimise the damage. What’s important to us isn’t how the mistake was made, but how we can assist in getting you back on the road as soon and as safely as possible.
We have ISO 9001 and PAS 43 certification for mobile drain and recovery.