Wrong Fuel in Car Hatherleigh, Devon

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Put the wrong fuel in a car or truck and by some means managed to get where you were going or have come to a stop on the road - we can easily help you out. Our assistance is completely mobile and we have the ability to come out regardless of wherever you are and have the automobile drained, emptied and working again in no time - and for a fair price!

It was after ten pm on a Friday and though we were assured a dry and fresh afternoon, it had not given up on raining! Dan and I were seated going over the recent golf, at the ready for the seventh job for the day to arrive. Finally we got the call from a girl on a business trip who had pulled into the Shell petrol garage in Hatherleigh and put petrol in her diesel expensive Lexus IS rental by mistake. She was somewhat affected apparently, telling me "I cannot believe that I've messed up the car! I am just so used to filling up my petrol vehicle that I totally didn't remember I was running a diesel!" I advised her to take it easy and not to be concerned, and also that such things sadly often happen. She was able to move the car to a secure spot and, seeing as it was just a short distance from us, we could reach the woman without delay. The contaminated fuel was extracted and she was able to get back to the motel she was living in. Although we got extremely wet, it was all worthwhile seeing her drive away calm and less anxious. A fuel drain in Devon well done in my books!

Now you've gone and put the incorrect fuel in your vehicle in Hatherleigh and are wondering just how to resolve the problem. If you're looking through this that indicates you're in any case on the right route. All you ought to do now is call us so that we can come out and sort your vehicle out. As to why us? Good question. We're specialist fuel retrieval and drainage professionals. Completely skilled and knowledgeable in working with just about all kinds of vehicles.

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What a great night of sleep! It was 7:00 am on a gloomy Sunday and we were on the way to assist an elder sweetheart after she had put the wrong fuel in her diesel metallic yellow Cadillac STS in Hatherleigh. I had been informed she had left the petrol station and stranded on a rural lane on route to see her family. I got the location punched straight into the TomTom and was with her in less than an hour. I arrived at the stricken lady and drained the wrong fuel out of the car. While I was doing it she told me, "Now I'm becoming relatively absent-minded in my old age and did not remember about the car using diesel as I had only bought it a short while back when my previous one, which I had for more than twenty five years, inevitably stopped working". I got the job completed and she gifted me a toffee and thanked me for my hard work. Such a precious Devon lady!

It does not matter whether your car is brand spanking new or classic, we have the skills, know-how AND gear to ensure that your vehicle is cleared out and flushed of any contaminated fuel as soon as possible, so you have the ability to proceed with your passage with the minimum interruption.

We take care of your car accompanied by our comprehensive registration and insurance coverage. Additionally, our technicians are fully proficient and expert in dealing with just about all makes.

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A person phoned us from Hatherleigh saying he mistakenly piped petrol into his diesel burgundy red Cadillac Brougham. "I can't believe it! I can't believe I put the wrong fuel in my diesel car!" It took our technician about 50 minutes to completely drain the incorrect fuel out of the vehicle. He completely purged the fuel lines, filter and pumps and after that put fresh fuel in the car. The customer was thrilled and it didn't cost him dealer prices to have the task properly completed.

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Recent Wrong Fuel Drains in Hatherleigh

Underneath are opinions and illustrations of contaminated fuel removal we have performed in Hatherleigh:

Wrong Fuel in Car Hatherleigh - Petrol in Diesel Car Hatherleigh

No one likes conking out in a car contaminated with the incorrect fuel in the middle of the street. We had a customer who filled her diesel car with petrol (dark green Subaru Impreza WRX) in Hatherleigh had precisely this type of nightmare: "As you know I erroneously put petrol in my diesel car a few days ago. I was so troubled about my mistake that I was in tears. But I shouldn't have worried since you were outstanding in sorting the problem out."

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A gentleman called us from his mustard yellow Chrysler Grand Voyager where he had come to a halt on the congested street. "I incorrectly put petrol in my diesel car and I shortly found out all about it a couple of miles down the road!" Happily we were in a position to get out to him in a reasonably quick time, considering the traffic, and he was shortly back on the road.

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Typical Misfuelling Warning signs:

Here is a list of standard wrong fuel symptoms or signs:

  • Diminished engine power
  • Vehicle conking out, stuttering and / or hiccuping
  • Issues starting the car
  • Excessive fumes

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 refuelled 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 misfuelled 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 SoS is fully authorised and certified to perform all varieties contaminated fuel drains for the extraction of contaminated fuel. To discover exactly how we will assist get you moving once more simply call us.

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