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Put the wrong fuel in your car in Plymouth? Don’t panic! We’re here to help.

If you’re one of the thousands of people in the UK who have put the wrong fuel in their car whilst in Plymouth then don”t panic. We’re here to help and will get you up and running again quickly.

Have you just put the wrong fuel in your car in Plymouth?

If you’ve literally just put the wrong fuel in your car in Plymouth, then you need to follow these four simple steps:

Step 1: Don’t panic. Wrong Fuel UK are here to help you.

Step 2: Turn off your car’s engine. This will ensure that the wrong fuel isn’t circulated and will prevent damage to your engine. If you have driven then stop and turn off your engine.

Step 3: Call Wrong Fuel on 0800 999 3835. You’ll speak to one of our expert technicians who will advise you what you need to do.

Step 4: Relax and wait. Our fully trained, insured and experienced technicians will be with you quickly to drain, flush and refuel your car wherever you are in the UK, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Have you only just noticed your mistake?

If you have put the wrong fuel in your car in Plymouth a while ago and you may only just have realised as your car has ground to a halt. Don’t panic, our highly trained team of technicians will still be able to help you, we can drain, flush and refuel your fuel vehicle at the side of the road or your home address.

Just call us on 0800 999 3835.

If you need assistance due to misfuelling please fill out the form below or call 0800 999 3835 or 0333 900 3835!

ProFuel Services Ltd are an approved mobile TerraClean service operator. Click here to find out more about TerraClean.

What happens if you put petrol in a diesel car in Plymouth?

Accidentally putting petrol into a diesel car is the most common form of misfuelling. It’s not surprising really because petrol nozzles are smaller than the diesel nozzle and they easily fit into most modern filler necks. As well as being the most common misfuelling mistake, it is also the most serious.

This is because diesel acts as a lubricant, and this helps the fuel pump in your car do its job. If you add petrol to a diesel car whilst in Plymouth, then this makes it act more like a solvent and the more this is pumped through your system, the more damage it can do. That is why it is essential that you stop your car and turn your engine off as soon as you realise you have put petrol in your diesel car. Failure to do so and get expert help from ourselves and it could lead you to needing a new engine.

If you have a common rail or HDi diesel engined car, then these are even more susceptible to misfueling damage than normal diesel engines. Even if enough damage isn’t caused resulting in you needing a new engine, you could be looking at having to replace parts such as your injectors, filters, fuel pumps and fuel tank.

What happens if you put diesel in a petrol car?

Thankfully, mistakenly putting diesel into a petrol car is much less common than mistakenly putting petrol into a diesel car. This is because the nozzles for petrol and diesel pumps at petrol stations are different sizes. The diesel nozzle is physically larger than the petrol filler neck on most cars these days which means this type of misfuelling is much less common. Whilst the potential damage to your engine isn’t as bad as putting petrol in a diesel car, misfuelling a petrol car with diesel can cause serious damage to your car so it is crucial that you call Wrong Fuel Ltd as soon as you realise the mistake has happened.

5 simple steps to prevent misfuelling

The best way to avoid putting the wrong fuel in your vehicle in Exeter is to double check the writing on the pump and not rely on the colour of the handle or hose. We understand that it can easily be done, especially if you are distracted or drive several different cars and use lots of different fuel stations. Take a look at these Five simple steps to prevent putting the wrong fuel in your car in Exeter:

Tip 1: Never rely on the colour of the handle or the hose at the petrol station. Double check the label on the pump itself and on the handle to make sure it is the correct fuel for your vehicle.

Tip 2: If you have purchased a new car that is a different fuel type from your previous car’s, think about leaving some little reminders for yourself in and around your car. So if you have a button to open your fuel cap, you could stick a little note. You may even want to put a note on the inside of your fuel filler flap too.

Tip 3: When using a fuel station, try to keep your concentration whilst at the pump. By not letting your mind wandering off will prevent you from putting the wrong fuel in your car.

Tip 4: Try not to refuel on the run and when you are in a hurry. The more rushed or stressed you are when refuelling then there's more chance that you could put the wrong fuel in your tank.

Tip 5: If you own a diesel car and have misfuelled before or simply want to prevent yourself from ever doing it, there are devices that you can buy to fit to your car to prevent you from putting petrol in a diesel car.

Choose Wrong Fuel UK

Putting the wrong fuel in your car in Plymouth does not need to be a disaster. Here at Wrong Fuel UK, we specialise in the safe removal and storage of wrong fuel from all makes and models of cars. Our expert technicians are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Wherever you are and whatever time of day, we can dispatch an expert fuel technician to be with you quickly to drain, flush and refuel your car with enough fuel to get to the nearest petrol station.

You can rest assured that you are in the hands of experts with Wrong Fuel UK, with every one of our technicians highly trained, qualified and experienced in working with all makes and models of car. From simple and straightforward engines to more advanced ones such as those with high pressure diesel injection systems, they will have you up and running and onward to your destination in no time.

If you’ve put the wrong fuel in your car in Plymouth (or even just think you have) then call Wrong Fuel UK now on 0800 999 3835 or 0333 900 3835 (inclusive with mobile minutes).

Customer Feedback

"Thanks for a very rapid and friendly response when I called you on Monday after having put the Wrong Fuel in my car in Plymouth. Your service was faster and cheaper than my recovery company!" - Gary Harbach

"Thanks for the service and competitive price." - Sandra Barnes (via Facebook)