Wrong Fuel in Car Carshalton, Sutton

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Petrol in the diesel car or bike in Carshalton? Welcome to Wrong Fuel SoS. Call us and discover just how we could assist you to get you moving once more.

An aggravated elderly man called us when his vehicle refused to start outside Carshalton. "In my urgency to get to my destination, I put the wrong fuel in my car. I didn't really realize till the car started to shudder and then it ground to a halt right on the street." Thankfully, our fuel technicians are expert in working with things just like this, and we soon had the gentleman back on the road again.

Were you aware that you will discover more than 150,000 instances of motorists filling their car using the incorrect sort of fuel each and every year? In the event that you have done the same in Carshalton, we are able to be of assistance. Our skilled crew of technicians are all set and waiting near your position to come and assist you at the side of the road using specialist equipment.

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AdBlue In your Fuel

All around Sutton we are noticing an increasing number of cases of AdBlue contamination wherein someone has poured AdBlue straight into their diesel fuel tank. This is to a certain extent due to drivers being unsure of the way to use it (take note: it's not a fuel additive), and partially simply because the inlets for diesel and AdBlue are typically directly adjacent to each other on the car.

Well, exactly what is the issue with putting AdBlue in the diesel vehicle?

Because AdBlue is primarily ionised water, it is like putting water in to your tank. Diesel and water really don't blend in any way and attempting to run a diesel car on water does not work. Additionally, the urea is highly corrosive to your fuel system lines and seals and is susceptible to crystallisation, damaging injectors and filters. If you find you poured AdBlue into your fuel tank drain it immediately. And obviously do not start up the car - not even to move it into a parking bay. If you have started the car you would most likely need to have the whole fuel system cleaned and fuel filters changed out.

Call us if you are affected by AdBlue contamination. We will help. We are Specialists in dealing with contaminated fuel and will be able to handle all types of AdBlue liquid contamination.

Waste Fuel Disposal

Have an old fuel tank laying in the rear of your premises containing unwanted, unusable or contaminated fuel? We could assist you to dispose of it. We have been called out to quite a few private and industrial properties in Sutton to take care of removing and recycling fuel storages. We are licenced by the Environment Agency to allow us to get rid of and recycle waste fuel safely and legally.

No matter if the fuel storage is an underground container, a mobile bowser, or perhaps a number of drums in a storage shed, provided that we can reach it, we can certainly empty it.

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The driver of a black VW Fox was regretful that he had put unleaded in his diesel vehicle when he got as far as the street and it spluttered and stopped. "I've gone and put the wrong fuel in my diesel car," is what he said to us the first time he called. To be honest, when he first telephoned us he said he'd comparison shop, but he phoned us back shortly because our pricing and call-out times were the most appropriate. Of course, our technician had him doing his deliveries within the time period we'd quoted.

We hold complete Environment Agency licencing and Liability insurance for your own assurance. Through more than one hundred and fifty years of blended wrong fuel removal know-how we know the best way to get the task finished - full stop.

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I had appreciated a great afternoon golfing during my off day and felt contented the following morning as I set off to assist a young couple away in Carshalton. They'd pulled over after filling the wrong fuel in their mint condition Suzuki Kizashi, and the car was roughly an hour away. I turned up at their position and smirked while I listened to the woman telling her husband off for actually being so stupid. "Just how could you possibly manage to put the wrong fuel in the car?" she demanded of him. I tried to clarify that this kind of thing takes place regularly in Sutton and that it's nothing to stress about, and yet he all the same had an ear bashing. Unlucky chap. In any case, I cleaned up and removed the wrong fuel, flushed the fuel system and gave it some proper fuel. Watching them drive off I mouthed so long and wondered what her indoors would ask me if ever I did the same thing... I would personally never live it down!

No matter which misfueling situation you need assistance with you know you can now count on us. We are waiting for your phone call to provide you advice and our services to get your car underway once more. Give us a ring for instant guidance:

We furnish you with fresh fuel at pump rates, and we will normally have your vehicle corrected and ready to be run in less than one hour. All waste fuel is disposed of by us by way of a licensed waste carrier and recycled. It does not matter where you are located in the UK, Wrong Fuel SoS has the ability to get a technician out to you to undertake a complete fuel drain on your motor vehicle.

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Recent Wrong Fuel Drains in and around Carshalton

Some of the more usual stories we get from the specialists in Carshalton:

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Now I am not necessarily overly keen on running weekends, and a while back was the same. I had just come away from the family after having a fantastic dinner made for us by the missus, and I was on the way to deal with a fellow after he had filled the incorrect fuel in his friend's Seat Leon. He was located in Carshalton so it wasn't a long time before I reached him. As I arrived right behind the car and stepped out he told me "Thank God! I stupidly had my attention on something else and didn't ascertain I'd put diesel in my petrol vehicle. Have I inflicted harm simply by starting it?" I stated that generally there should not be any harm and that I would get the fuel drained as quickly as possible. Naturally I got the wrong fuel drained from the car and filled it with some correct fuel, and thus yet another pleased customer could carry on with his journey with no fuss. The gentleman couldn't stop saying thanks to me, and this can make earning a living on weekends in Sutton just that little bit better for me personally!

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A woman from Carshalton with her youngsters in her diesel sombre grey Renault Alliance had filled her car with £50 of petrol at the Texaco petrol station. She contacted us sobbing and genuinely upset as she had never put petrol in a diesel car before and did not know what could happen to her vehicle . We told her that all would be okay and that she would be on the road soon. When we arrived she was still upset but as our technician began work on the fuel drain she simmered down because she noticed that help was at hand and her car wasn't unfixable. She soon cheered up and was up and running saying, "I really can't believe my misfortune putting the wrong fuel in my vehicle! Specifically with the youngsters on board."

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Familiar Misfuel Symptoms:

Here's a list of standard wrong fuel signs and symptoms:

  • Loss in vehicle power
  • Motor conking out, chugging or even hiccuping
  • A tough time starting the vehicle
  • Abnormal smoke

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 VA 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.

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Wrong Fuel London is fully licensed and certified to fulfill all varieties of contaminated fuel drains for the extraction of mixed fuel. To learn exactly how we can help to get you on the move again simply give us a call.

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