Wrong Fuel in Car?
Wrong fuel in car needn't be a serious problem. Simply give us a call and we'll sort it all out for you and have you back on the road in no time.
Wrong Fuel in car: Services
If you have put the wrong fuel in car it is always going to be disruptive to your day. You are certainly going to be delayed and you will probably have to re-arrange your schedule. You are also likely to find the situation stressful which always has a negative impact on one’s day in general.
Wrong Fuel in car: Causes
Common causes of putting the wrong fuel in a car are: not concentrating and picking up a petrol nozzle instead of the diesel fuel pump; being distracted or rushing; as well as being in a vehicle you aren’t used to. Whatever the root cause, we cannot take all the hassle and stress out of your day when you have put the wrong fuel in your car, but we can ease the pain for you to a great extent.
Wrong Fuel in car: Advice
If you do find yourself saying - Help, I put the wrong fuel in my car, I've run out of fuel or something that shouldn’t be in the fuel in your car, don’t panic.
- If the vehicle is moving and begins to show the tell-tale wrong fuel in car symptoms of problems with your fuel system, stop somewhere away from traffic as soon as it is safe to do so. The symptoms are likely to be loss of power, engine running erratically and excess smoke from the exhaust system.
- As soon as the vehicle is stopped in a safe place, get out of the nearside if you are on a motorway, stand somewhere safe and contact wrongfuelincaruk.co.uk straight away.
- After a few short questions you will be provided with a quote, and one of our mechanics will be despatched.
- They will aim to be with you in an hour or less, and just half an hour later you should have the wrong fuel out and be back on the road, getting on with your journey.
Other Fuel Problems
We can solve other fuel problems for you as well as putting diesel in a petrol car engine. Running out of fuel is another common issue, and along with it come other problems. There is likely to be air in your fuel system, pulled in as the last drops of fuel were used. These air locks have to be removed before the car will run. You may also have a flat or very depleted battery if you have been trying to restart the car without success, for some time. Our mechanics can solve all these related problems, as well as providing sufficient fuel at forecourt prices, to get you to the nearest petrol station.
We can also handle other contaminants in fuel such as water or AdBlue mistakenly added directly into the vehicle fuel tank, instead of through the automatic dosing system. In both cases, the symptoms are very similar to putting wrong fuel in a car, so you may not know what the problem is, but rest assured, our trained mechanics will be able to identify and solve the problem for you. In the case of water in the system, the fuel filter is likely to be damaged and a new one will be required, another part of the complete service we provide.
Common Wrong Fuel Symptoms
The most usual symptoms of wrong fuel in a car are:
Loss of engine power
Car starting to cough or splutter. Running rough
Difficulty in starting the car
Putting petrol into a diesel engine, or diesel into a petrol engine or petrol car, shouldn't be a big problem as long as it is removed quickly and correctly.
Wrong fuel in car Helpline
0800 711 7114
We are a 24/7 national wrong fuel drain service and cover the entirety of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. We have technicians based in strategic locations around the country to ensure that we are able to get out to most locations within the shortest time possible. Our average call-out time over the last 2 years has been 49 minutes.
We have professionally trained technicians and call-centre staff who are able to give relevant and honest advice and guidance on the subject of misfuelling. We are able to attend all makes and models – including modern vehicles that other service operators tend to shy away from (this includes hybrids).
We are certified to operate on petrol station forecourts, roadside or at commercial or residential locations.
If you have any questions at all about contaminated fuel issues then please don’t hesitate to contact us. We are open 24 hours a day and are always ready and willing to help.
Note: we are not mobile mechanics and will not deal with or address any issues not related to contaminated fuel.