What happens if you put the wrong fuel in your car
The first thing to go to the counter at the petrol station and ask if they have a number to contact for help, the chances are that they don’t have one so then you hit google and search for wrong fuel Leeds and pick the ring fuel drainage company that you find, I bet you never check out the prices of their competitors!
Why do people put the wrong fuel in their vehicles?
With more and more people swapping their petrol engine cars for diesel powered motors, we see a situation where motorists simply forget that they’ve taken ownership of a diesel car and fill up with petrol as that is what they are used to doing. It is extremely rare to come across a case where a petrol engine car has been filled up with diesel because the standard diesel fuel nozzle is bigger than the petrol fuel tank aperture and so in this case the error is detected before refuelling takes place. On a daily basis, demand tends to be higher in the mornings and evenings when motorists are either going to or coming home from work. The daily commute can be a stressful enough time; people are so busy focusing on the necessary work tasks of the day ahead in the mornings, or they’re tired out in the evenings and that’s when absentmindedness strikes.
What happens if you put the wrong fuel into your car?
The vast majority of unfortunate victims of the wrong fuel problem are filled with a sense of dread or go into panic mode altogether. Very often, cars are expensive investments and the thought of having potentially seriously damaged their car and having to face a huge repair bill purely through lack of concentration, is an enormously frustrating experience. Coupled with the fact that they may be late for work, an important meeting or to pick up the kids, it’s easy to see why someone would panic. Emergency forecourt assistance engineers are well aware of the potential state of mind of motorists in this situation and that is almost always the focus of their initial activity having appeared on the scene to help. The motorist needs to be calmed and reassured. The fact is, that in the majority of cases all that is required is a simple, inexpensive fuel drain of the vehicle fuel tank.
What action is required by the attending mechanic?
The engineers involved in the wrong fuel removal industry tend to be time served mechanics that have a good working knowledge of modern vehicles. Having calmed the stressed out motorist, the engineer will assess the situation. If the vehicle is still on the forecourt of the petrol station then, if necessary and if possible, the vehicle can be pushed to a safe place out of the way of other customers. If the vehicle has been driven away from the fuel station and has broken down on the public road, then it may be necessary to tow the vehicle to a safe location. This is usually the situation that attending engineers find themselves in as most motorists who have filled up with the wrong fuel don’t notice until the vehicle has stalled further up the road.