Around 150,000 people put the Wrong Fuel in Car every year – roughly the same number of people as live in Guildford. So with this happening somewhere in the UK every three-and-a-half minutes, you’re far from alone if you find yourself in a predicament at the pump.
How much damage you can do to your car depends on the type of engine you have by putting the Wrong Fuel in Car, whether you’ve put diesel into a petrol or vice versa, how much you’ve put in, and whether the incorrect fuel has reached your car’s bloodstream. At this situation, you must call the Wrong Fuel Master. By calling the Wrong Fuel Master at the right time, you can minimize the damage of your car.
If you have incidentally put Wrong Fuel in Car then the most important thing to remember is not to switch your car on. By keeping the car entirely switched off, you maximise your chances of keeping the misfuel contained in the tank where it can do less damage. As soon as the fuel starts being pumped from the tank towards the engine, the likelihood of an expensive repair job grows.
Some cars begin moving fuel around before the engine turns over, so it’s especially important not to even put the key in the ignition. Drivers of automatic cars may be tempted to turn the key in order select neutral and push the car away from the pump – even this is risky, and should only be done if it’s absolutely critical that the car is moved.
Inform the fuel station attendant of your situation and they may be able to help, either by closing down the pump or by cordoning off your car. If you’ve put the wrong fuel in your car, the safest option is to call Wrong Fuel Master and wait for them to come and get the Misfuel Recovery in no time.