Panic is probably the first thing that comes to your mind when you realize you’ve put the wrong petrol in your car. Then you will try to put on your engine and can call for help and freak out. And though people may say that it is a normal occurrence to put petrol in diesel car, you still can’t help but be worried for the wrong doing.
What happens when you put petrol in the diesel car? When you put the wrong fuel in your car, it can generally damage your automobile. Diesel cars use diesel fuel in their main fuel pump and it is of great use for lubrication. But when you put a petrol fuel in a diesel engine, it may cause certain reaction and the lubrication will be reduced causing pump damage. Metal car parts will come in contact with each other and rub together without proper lubrication. Worse, it can damage the car and causes more trouble. With that, it is very important to remove the petrol in the fuel tank and replace it with clean fuel before putting the engine back on.
What to do when this happens to you?
According to statistics, this accident happens every 3.5 minutes in the UK. But worry no more, there are a lot of agencies to call to when you put petrol mistake in a diesel car and after a while, service will come to help you and you will be back on the road in to time anywhere in the country you may be. However as soon as this problem arises, you just have to keep calm, don’t panic and have presence of mind to do
- Always inform the staff of the petrol station you are in. Tell them what happened and they’ll try their best to help you by recommending companies that will pump the fuel off your car.
- Sometimes, you have no idea that you put in the wrong petrol in your car while refueling it. If you completely turn your engine off while refueling then it is a good sign and don’t turn the car on to save time and money for the potential damage. However, when you start your engine and travel towards your destination, the car will start to act funny and the engine loses its power that’s when you know you are doomed. But don’t worry because services all over UK are available to help you.
- If you are driving and your car suddenly stops, try to park it in a safe place and not causing traffic in the streets. Sometimes when you put petrol in a not suitable car, it can cause road accidents not just to you but other people driving as well. It is also important to know where you are so that when you call for assistance, they know the road name, the street, and even postcodes.
- Call for help as soon as you can. Help will come in a few minutes depending on your location but rest assured, they can pump out the petrol in your car since most employed teams are knowledgeable and well trained to help address your needs.