Wrong Fuel in Car Kendal, Cumbria

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If you have put the incorrect fuel in the car or truck in Kendal we certainly are the guys you want to phone. We assist the whole of the Kendal area and all adjoining counties.

It was just after 10 pm on a Wednesday and though we were guaranteed a dry evening, it had not stopped pouring! James and I were sitting going over the golf results, ready for the seventh telephone call that day to come in. Before long we got a phone call from a lovely women on a company excursion who had arrived at the Esso petrol garage in Kendal and put petrol in her diesel navy blue Citron Zara hire car by mistake. She was rather distressed apparently, telling me "I can not believe I've destroyed the vehicle! I'm just so used to putting unleaded in my petrol car that I had did not remember that I was operating a diesel!" I advised her to calm down and not to worry, also that things like this regrettably often happen. She managed to move the vehicle to a secure space and, seeing as it was no more than a few miles away from us, we could find the woman quickly. The wrong fuel was extracted and she could once again go back to the motel she was residing in. Despite the fact we got really drenched, it was all worthwhile seeing her drive home satisfied and not so apprehensive. Another fuel drain in Cumbria done well in my books!

Now you've gone and misfuelled your car in Kendal and are wanting to know the best way to resolve the problem. If you're here looking at this then that means you're in any case on the correct road. What you need to do right now is contact us in order that we can come out and sort your vehicle out. Why us? Excellent question. We are very experienced fuel drain specialists in Kendal, who are on hand 24/7 to aid you wherever you are.

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Just had a quality night of sleep! 7:30 in the morning on a bright Wednesday and I was on the way to assist an elder lovely lady who had put petrol in her diesel mint condition Audi RS6 in Kendal. I had been told she had driven away from the petrol station and was broken down along a country lane on route to visit her grandchildren. I got the location punched into the Satnav and got there within an hour or so. I turned up at the stricken lady and extracted the wrong fuel in the car car. As I was working she explained, "I have been becoming relatively absent-minded in my old age and didn't remember about the vehicle working with diesel because I had only just acquired it a short while ago right after my other car, which I'd used for in excess of twenty years, finally broke down". I got the drain done and she gave me a Murray mint and thanked me for my work. What a delightful Cumbria woman!

And so, in case you've filled your petrol vehicle with diesel, or the wrong fuel in your diesel vehicle anywhere in Cumbria, get in touch with us right away. Our expert mechanics are ready for your call.

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The other day a youngster called us just after his husband's BMW 1 Series cut out along a road in Kendal. He had unintentionally put petrol in the diesel motor and drove to the street before having to stop. It was actually early in the day and our fuel drainer, who stays close by, reached him in less than twenty minutes. We were able to drain the wrong fuel and put fresh diesel yet again in the vehicle. "Sincere thanks to you for your timely response, and in particular at 4 a.m., I am grateful for it."

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Recent Wrong Fuel Drains in Kendal

Some of the typical details we pick up from our technicians in Kendal:

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We fairly recently got a phone call from a motorist who put the incorrect fuel in his classic Skoda Octavia in Kendal. He had conked out on the road. "After adding unleaded in my diesel car I didn't realize the predicament up until I ground to a halt. You cleared the wrong fuel from my car and got it working again. I was happy as a result of both how fast you were and your prices". It goes without saying that we were on-scene rapidly and purged the engine after flushing all the contaminated fuel from the diesel tank. When he arrived the fuel drainer said the motorist was fuming, but was satisfied when we finished.

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A customer from Kendal with her youngsters in her diesel apricot Skoda Yeti had put £20 of petrol at the BP filling station. She phoned us sobbing and extremely distraught as she had never wrong fuelled previously and didn't know what would happen to her car in doing so. We told her that everything would be okay and that she would be back in action in no time at all. When we arrived on scene she was visible distressed but while our technician began work on the fuel drain she simmered down because she saw that something could be done and her vehicle wasn't ruined. She soon enough cheered up and was on her way saying, "I simply can't believe my bad luck putting petrol in my diesel car! Particularly with the youngsters on board."

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Standard Petrol in Diesel Signs and symptoms:

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

  • Loss in vehicle power
  • Engine stalling, jumping or even coughing
  • Hassles starting the vehicle
  • 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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