Have you accidentally put diesel in a petrol car? Don’t panic, we can help. At Auto Fuel Fix, our team of fuel recovery specialists are the best when it comes to quickly draining and flushing vehicles of the wrong fuel. With our help, you can be back on the road in no time.
We have the largest team of fuel recovery specialists in the UK, making us the best people to call when you’ve put diesel in a petrol car.
We operate nationwide, 24 hours a day, so no matter where you are or what time of day, Our wrong fuel recovery service is fast, effective and affordable.
The faster you call us, the quicker you can get back on the road. If you’ve put diesel in a petrol car, call us now on 0844 879 4770 and one of our specialists will be at your location in less than 1 hour.
We operate nationwide, 24 hours a day to help people who have filled their car with the wrong fuel. We have the biggest team of wrong fuel specialists in the country and can promise we’ll do everything we can to help.
After we have received your call, a member of our team will be with you as soon as possible. One of our specialists will meet you at your location to flush and drain your vehicle and get you back on the road within 1 hour. After we’ve flushed and drained your vehicle, we’ll provide you with the right fuel to get you on your way.
Accidents happen, so if you’ve put the wrong diesel in a petrol car, we won’t add the extra stress of expensive service charges. We’ll also only charge you for our service after we have completed the service.
After putting diesel in a petrol car the diesel will cover the spark plugs and make the engine difficult to start if it starts at all.
If the car is driving after misfuelling the engine will begin to misfire after the spark plugs are clogged up with diesel.
The diesel in the petrol engine will cause excessive smoke to be produced from the exhaust while driving.
After driving for a short time the engine will cut out and the car will break down and likely won’t start again.
With any misfuelling when diesel is put in a petrol car we recommend a full fuel drain of your fuel tank. If you haven’t started your car then there shouldn’t be any damage caused to your vehicle. In addition, we recommend that if you have put any quantity of diesel in your petrol tank then you should use a specific additive to remove any diesel residue left in your fuel system.
If you have started your car we recommend a full drain of the contaminated fuel and then flush the fuel lines with clean petrol. Once this has been done, you should not suffer any further problems to your car and should be able to fill your car with petrol and drive away without any further work needed.
If you have started your vehicle, STOP driving as soon as it is safe to do so. A full flush of the fuel lines and tank is essential to remove any contaminated fuel. Once this flush has been carried out and the vehicle has cleared the remaining residue diesel from the system, your car should run fine. We do recommend, as an extra precaution, that you change your fuel filter within a few days of the incident, these are a relatively low cost component and are simple to install.
At Auto Fuel Fix, we pride ourselves on our first-class customer service and always deliver a service that is fast and effective.
If you have put diesel in your petrol car, call us now on 01256 805612 and we’ll be there within 1 hour to fix your car and get you back on the road.Get In Touch
If you’ve made the mistake of putting the wrong fuel in your car, don’t start your engine. However, if you have started driving, don’t panic. The first thing to do is safely pull over, park and switch off your engine.
Call us on: 01256 805612 and one of our specialist technicians will be with you in no more than 1 hour. We’ll then drain the car of the wrong fuel whether diesel or petrol, before providing you with enough of the correct fuel to get to the next petrol station.Call us now