Help! I’ve put petrol in a diesel car in London. What do I do?
Putting the wrong fuel in a car happens at lot more often than you might think. If you’ve just put petrol in a diesel car and you are feeling like a bit of a plonker realise that there are probably about 400 other people who have done or will do the same thing today.
This knowledge won’t fix your car, but hopefully it will help you to feel a little better about yourself. You’re not alone.
Now, what should you do about it?
DON’T START THE CAR! Running a car engine on contaminated fuel is pretty much the only time you risk doing any damage to the engine or fuel system. If you call us out to do a fuel drain on your car and it hasn’t been started all we will need to do is empty out the fuel tank. Very simple.
If, however, you have started the engine there’s a lot more work involved in getting the vehicle up and running and in tip-top shape again. Plus there is the added fact that you could possibly cause damage to the fuel system components – and these are neither easy nor cheap to repair/replace.
Nevertheless, if you find yourself in the unfortunate position of having put petrol in a diesel car and having driven it we are still able to help. Fortunatly the chances of actually causing serious damage are very low. Additionally we do not charge any extra for our services for a vehicle that has been run or not. Our wrong fuel removal service is at a fixed price regardless of the work that needs to be carried out.
So, if you have put petrol in a diesel car in London call us now. We are fast, friendly and very efficient. Our fuel drain service also operates 24/7 throughout London.
We’re here to help you!