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I’ve misfueled Car in Kent, What to Do Now?

Misfuelled a Car in Kent? Don’t panic, a lot of us make this mistake of putting the wrong fuel in our vehicles. In-fact every four minutes 1 person makes this error. It is an easy mistake to make and once you make this mistake a sudden panic kicks in and you think the Car’s engine is ruined and you are going to face a huge bill for the lapse in concentration.

When you fill a diesel Car with petrol there is a serious risk that you will damage your engine. Petrol acts as a solvent with repairs coming up to hundreds or even thousands of pounds if the engine ceases as the contaminated fuel goes through the system. Metal particles from the pump could be deposited in the fuel which risks further damage.

Car Misfuelling Experts in Kent

If you’ve mistakenly put wrong fuel in your Car in Kent, don’t panic as GMM1 Kent has the right solution for your Car. We cover all Kent and every make and every model. We are certified misfuelling experts in Kent. What to do when you realize that you have misfuelled your Car in Kent, if you haven’t started your Car’s engine don’t start it. If possible, put your Car in neutral and ask for help to shift it to a safe spot. GMM1 Kent has expert Car misfuelling engineers who drain your Car’s engine at the cheapest online prices.

Get Back on Road After Car Misfuelling in Kent

The best way to get you back on the road is to drain the Car fuel tank and get the filter cleaned or replaced. Fortunately, all these services are available at GMM1 Kent and are done by experts with years of experience in this field. This is the best way to protect your Car from damage.

However, don’t be harsh on yourself as hundreds of thousands of drivers have done the same, 150,000 a year to be precise, so you are not alone.

Some Misfuelling Facts

One person ever four minutes fills their vehicle in with wrong fuel which can wreak havoc on the interior workings, with repair bills amounting to hundreds of millions of pounds every year. Putting diesel in a petrol Car engine will cause your engine to cut out and stop working. As diesel doesn’t ignite in the same way that petrol does, the spark plugs which ignite the fuel in your petrol engine will have no effect.

If you have misfuelled your Car in Kent, follow these simple steps to get your engine started.

  • If you want to get your Car engine to start again, all the fuel needs to be drained safely from the fuel system and replaced with petrol or diesel. Call GMM1 Kent now to get your Car fixed by our Misfuelling experts.
  • It’s hard to fill a petrol tank with diesel because diesel fuel nozzles are designed to not fit in petrol cars.
  • However, it is all too easy to accidentally fill your diesel-fuelled Car with petrol.
  • Petrol does a lot of damage to your diesel engine as it finishes the lubricant used to keep it ticking over and cause metal components to grate against each other which causes them to crack and decompose.
  • This just doesn’t damage the fuel pump and injection systems, it can also destroy the engine completely.

What If Wrong Fuel is Not drained Properly from Car after Misfuelling?

If wrong fuel is not drained properly from your Car, in a best case scenario, the fuel pump and injection systems will likely need to be replaced, but depending on the extent of the damage the entire engine could be wrecked beyond repair. Don’t despair as GMM1 Kent has all the latest equipment alongside technical expertise needed to drain fuel from the tank and drain your Car engine and get you back on road ASAP.