Wrong Fuel Recovery Leicester

If you’ve put the wrong fuel in your car, you might be kicking yourself right now, but you’re not alone. Around 150,000 drivers put the wrong kind of fuel in their car every year and, while it’s a problem that can be fixed, the worst thing you can do is try and start the engine.

Once you’ve realised the mistake you’ve made it’s always a good idea to get help to come to you as soon as possible and make use of the assistance of someone who can remove the wrong fuel and flush the system through.
By starting the engine, you run the risk of causing thousands of pounds worth of damage to your engine, because the fuel will be circulated widely around your fuel system. So, stay where you are and if you need wrong fuel recovery in Leicester, The Mobile Garage People are the ones to call.

Petrol in a diesel engine

When the problem that you are facing is that you’ve put petrol in a diesel engine, the damage can be extensive because the petrol will strip the engine of its lubrication. Diesel fuel pumps rely on this lubrication as they operate on fine tolerances at high pressure. It’s the resulting metal on metal contact that causes the damage to the fuel pump and engine seals.

The engines most vulnerable to damage from putting petrol in your car by mistake, are the HDi diesel engines. If the fuel and debris from the damaged pump get to the common rail system, it can mean expensive repairs to parts including the fuel tank, pumps and injectors.

What to do now

Again, we can’t stress more the importance of not starting your engine, once you realise you’ve put the wrong fuel in. The sooner you discover that it’s happened and the sooner someone can get to your car to fix the problem, the more chance there is of there being minimal damage. Even if you’ve tried to drive your car and it now won’t work, something can be done to flush out the engine and replace the fuel, before further damage occurs.

Contact Us Today

When it comes to wrong fuel recovery in Leicester, our mechanics are local and often very nearby to bring you the help you need when you need it and we realise the importance of getting to you quickly too.
So, the minute you discover there is a problem, call The Mobile Garage People and have help on its way in no time at all.

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