Have You Put Petrol In A Diesel Car?

24 Hour, Wrong Fuel Recovery

Have you put petrol in a diesel car? Don’t worry. Accidents happen, and with the right help, you’ll be back on the road in no time.

At Auto Fuel Fix, we have the largest team of wrong fuel specialists operating 24 hours a day to help people who have put petrol in a diesel car. We’re proud to provide a service that’s fast, effective and affordable.

If you’ve put petrol in a diesel car by mistake or otherwise, call us on 0844 879 4770 and one of our specialists will be with you within 1 hour.

They will then drain and flush your car and provide you with sufficient fuel to get you on your way. It’s that easy!

At Auto Fuel Fix We Promise

Fast and Effective

We operate 24 hours a day, across the UK to ensure we can get to you as fast as possible. If you have put petrol in a diesel car, we are the best people to call. Our team are experts at fuel drainage and will do all they can to help get you back on the road quickly.

Reliable Service

After you have called us, one of our specialists will be with you within 1 hour to flush and drain your car using the latest equipment and technology. No matter where you are or what time of day, our team will be there to help.

All For an Affordable Cost!

So we don’t cause any extra stress, we do not charge expensive fees for our service and we will not charge you anything until we have completed our service.

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What Happens if You Put Petrol in a Diesel Car?

Putting the wrong fuel in your car can cause damage to the components in your engine. If you have only put a small amount of petrol in a diesel car, then there is less risk of your car being damaged.

With modern diesel fuel pumps running at such high pressures, petrol in a diesel car can effect and reduce the lubrication in the pump, causing damage to the pump when the metal components rub together. The petrol can also cause damage to the diesel pump & fuel system seals. How much damage depends on how long the engine was run for after the misfuelling.

This rubbing together in the pump can cause metal particles to be deposited into the fuel and these may be carried along up to the rest of the fuel system. The further the petrol moves along your fuel system, the more expensive the repair.

So, if you have already started driving, as soon as you realise you have contaminated your diesel with petrol STOP DRIVING and SWITCH OFF!

Symptoms Of Putting Petrol In A Diesel Car

The Vehicle Is Difficult To Start

Misfuelling with petrol in a diesel car will make the vehicle hard to start, especially when it is warm.

The Engine Gets Noisy Under Load

While driving and accelerating the engine will make a loud knocking sound.

Smoky Exhaust When Driving

The engine warning light will often come on and the exhaust will produce excessive smoke.

Engine Won’t Stop Once It’s Started

This is caused by the petrol damaging the seals which help to deliver the correct amount of fuel. The damage will cause fuel to continue flowing to the engine.

Losing Power At High Speed

If you have damaged the fuel pump, you may experience a loss of power at high speed or a sudden loss of power after driving for 20 – 30 minutes.

What To Do If You Put Petrol In A Diesel Car

Haven’t Started The Vehicle

If you realise your mistake before starting your engine then ensure you don’t start your vehicle or put the key in the ignition, as this will prime the electric pump in the fuel tank and circulate the contaminated diesel. It will then be essential to carry out a full fuel drain. Once the contaminated fuel has been removed and the tank filled with the correct diesel there should be no damage to the engine.

Started The Engine

If you have started the engine before realising the misfuelling mistake then stop the car as soon as possible. We recommend a full tank drain and a complete fuel system flush to minimise any potential damage to your vehicle’s fuel system. Once the system has been completely flushed through with the correct fuel and the tank has been filled with diesel, we recommend using a good quality fuel additive to remove any trace of the contaminated fuel.

Driven The Vehicle

If you have driven your vehicle before realising your misfuelling mistake or if you have broken down then after the fuel drain we recommend carrying out a thorough cleanse of all affected equipment. In addition, we recommend replacing your fuel filter as soon as possible after the misfuelling incident. A fuel filter is a relatively low-cost component that is quite simple to install.

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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.

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Wrong Fuel In Car?

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.

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