Wrong Fuel in Car Hollingbury, East Sussex

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If you've put the wrong fuel in the car and by some means succeeded to get to your destination or have come to a stand-still by the roadside - we will be able to assist. Our service is fully mobile and we can easily come out regardless of exactly where you are and have the vehicle drained, cleaned and working just as before very quickly - and for an affordable price!

It was close to 10 pm on a Wednesday and though we were promised a rainless day, it hadn't given up on pouring down rain! Mark and I were resting there talking about the weekend's tennis results, at the ready for the next job to arrive. Finally we had the call from a woman on a company trip who had pulled into the Tesco filling garage in Hollingbury and put the wrong fuel in her diesel precious Fiat Bravo lease car in error. She was fairly distressed it seemed, stating "I still can't believe I've ruined the vehicle! I am just so familiar with filling my petrol vehicle I totally did not remember that I was operating a diesel!" We advised her to take it easy and not to worry, and that these things regrettably do happen. She was able to move the vehicle into a secure area and, since it was no more than a few miles away from where we were, we were able to arrive at the customer right away. The bad fuel was removed and she could go home to the Travelodge she was lodging in. Although we got pretty wet, it was all worth it to watch her drive away satisfied and much less anxious. A fuel drain in East Sussex done well in my mind!

Did you put wrong fuel in your vehicle by mistake in Hollingbury? The first thing to do is not to worry! The second thing is, you need to get in touch with us so we can assist you with the retrieval. We are SPA qualified, and offers nationwide cover for any person who has unintentionally misfueled.

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Waste Fuel Disposal

Have a fuel reservoir at the back of your garden full of aged, unusable or contaminated fuel? We could help you to dispose of it. We've been called out to several private and industrial properties in East Sussex to deal with taking away and disposing of fuel storages. We are registered by the Environment Agency to enable us to remove and recycle waste fuel legally and safely.

Whether the fuel storage is a subterranean container, a mobile bowser, or possibly even several drums in a shed, providing we are able to access it, we can empty it for you.

Water Contamination or AdBlue Contamination

Water contaminated fuel, regardless of whether it is petrol or diesel, is in many cases a significant condition to address in a motor vehicle - especially in present-day common-rail engines.

Water or AdBlue in your petrol or diesel can potentially bring about idling problems, uneven running, excessive smoke and, if it's not dealt with properly, quite possibly ruined injectors. Having water in petrol is a lot easier to clean out than water in diesel - this is mainly because diesel is an oil. Even so we can resolve both situations rather simply.

You should know however that in the event that the vehicle was run with the fuel contaminated with water it will most likely need a new fuel filter to be fitted since the previous one will likely be totally water-logged and unusable.

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What a fantastic night of sleep! 7:30 on a warm Sunday and we were off to assist an older woman who put petrol in her diesel new-shape Volkswagen Passat in Hollingbury. I had been told she had left the petrol station forecourt and stranded along a country road along the way to visit her godchildren. I plugged the location in the TomTom and got there in less than an hour. I arrived at the stricken lady and drained the contaminated fuel out of the car. While I was doing the work she said, "I am becoming rather absent-minded in my old age and forgot about the vehicle using diesel since I had just bought it a week ago right after my former car, which I had owned for over twenty years, eventually stopped working". I got the drain done and she gave me a Murray mint and said thanks. What a precious East Sussex woman!

We are fully compliant and insured so you are aware the vehicle is in risk-free hands. Irrespective of whether you are in an antique rust-bucket or a newly purchased high end car we can certainly assist you.

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A man had conked out off a road in Hollingbury. His cream Range Rover motor had ceased running and he had no clue what was faulty right up until he noticed he had put the wrong fuel in his diesel vehicle. He called us to request a fuel drain and that is when he explained to us: "I can not believe that I did not realise that I had put the wrong fuel in my vehicle." He stated that he had gotten no sleep the evening before and that could have been why.

It doesn't matter if it's diesel in petrol or petrol in diesel we can help to sort it out. Our UK-based call operators are always available, even holidays, to respond to your questions and help get you moving once again. Get in touch with us to request assistance or advice:

We have fuel drainers on call in the neighborhood geared up and waiting to show up and drain your car or truck of the wrong fuel or polluted fuel. We work twenty four hours a day and 7 days a week. All our technicians are thoroughly competent and seasoned in coping with all types of motor vehicles.

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We completed a wrong fuel retrieval exercise near a spectacular residence in Hollingbury a few weeks ago. "I put petrol in my diesel car and managed to nearly reach home when my car stopped." Our fuel drainer went out, regardless that it was rather late at night, and did a fuel drain and cleanse on the khaki green Skoda Octavia to everyone's satisfaction.

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A lady employed in Hollingbury phoned us as soon as she managed to get her misfueled vehicle to her office. She had filled petrol in her diesel elegant Chevrolet Colorado and, like many people prior to her, imagined that she would be able to just fill the car with diesel and it would run fine. The vehicle was spluttering and then it died when she arrived at the entrance of her work. We promptly went to work on the fuel drain following her call and had it repaired in an hour whilst she was in the office. She came out when we finished and thanked us stating, "I'm very pleased you fixed my car."

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How to find out if I put the wrong fuel in my car?

If you’ve just filled up at a petrol station and the cars starts to act a bit strange you might start to wonder if you accidentally put the wrong fuel in it.

Well, there are a few things to can check that will be able to tell you:

  1. How is the car responding? There are some very common misfuel symptoms which can be a good indicator of wrong fuel:
    • Loss of engine power – can feel like the car has run out of fuel
    • A lot of smoke (more than usual)
    • Engine coughing or starting to splutter
    • Won’t start – or keeps stalling.
  2. Look at your fuel receipt. It will state clearly if you filled up with diesel or unleaded. If you don’t have the receipt, you can often return to the petrol station where you filled up and give them the date and time (and pump) where you refueled and they will often be able to give you a VAT receipt.
  3. Smell it. Diesel and petrol have very distinctly different smells. Anyone familiar with the motor industry should be able to help you with this. Or you could even get another car to park alongside and smell the fuel caps of both, comparing them to determine what the fuel type is.
  4. Call us to come out and assess the car. In the majority of cases we will be able to tell if the car has been misfueled before beginning work on it. If we discover that the vehicle does not need a fuel drain, you will only be charged a call-out fee.

Standard Wrong Fuel Symptoms:

Here is a list of very common wrong fuel symptoms or signs:

  • Lack of vehicle power
  • Motor conking out, spluttering or coughing
  • Trouble starting the engine
  • Increased smoke

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Wrong Fuel London is fully certified and trained to carry out all varieties of fuel drains with regard to the removing of mixed fuel. To discover how we will help get you on the move once more contact us.

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