Customer in Milton Keynes accidentally fills tank full of diesel instead of petrol. The devastated customers called Fuel Doctor and our experienced wrong fuel specialists were quickly on scene to drain the entire tank of this poor customers Nissan Note. They then cleaned the tank and toped up with the correct fuel allowing the customer to get home without damaging the cars engine.
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Late night trouble as Mercedes owner puts wrong fuel into car, luckily they called the right people for the job and we were on the scene within the hour to save the blushes of this customer. We extracted the wrong fuel and cleaned the tank before injecting the correct stuff and the Mercedes and its owner were swiftly on their way.
If your Car, Van, Bike or even lawnmower gets into wrong fuel territory don't delay in calling the wrong fuel experts, Fuel Doctor.
We asked one of our customers to share their experience of putting the wrong fuel in their vehicle and how they found the whole experience, sometimes when you're stuck in the middle of nowhere in your vehicle and need help, it's not so bad when you're in a camper van. Here's a story about one family that needed our help and thanks to Alex and family for writing this article for us.
"Many people say that it won't happen to them until it happens to them, we laugh at others that accidentally put the wrong fuel in their cars but when it's you, you realise how much you need help and that feeling of helplessness and the punch in the stomach when you realise you've done something stupid!
We set off for our Scotland adventure and hired a campervan for the first time and we were all excited about hitting the highlands and the lowlands for 10 days to get out their in the countryside. We set off early morning from Manchester and headed up the M6 towards Glasgow with a full tank of diesel, according to our guy we were told that we could expect to get 300 miles on the tank which was more than enough to get us to our destination up to Fort William on the east coast of Scotland.
We stopped off at Loch Lomond on the way and then set off the next morning further north to where the lowlands met the highlands and got as far as Lochbroom Filling Station when we decided that we should fill the camper back up ready for the next leg of our journey touring the islands off the east coast. It was a complete blonde moment when my husband asked me to fill up while he sorted the bike racks and took the children into the cafe nearby and being so used to putting petrol in my car, I picked up the green nozzle and just began filling. I didn't even notice, I filled the tank up completely and even went in and paid still unknowing as to what I had done!
We moved the camper van to the other side of the forecourt while we had some dinner in the restaurant and it turned over fine, there were no issues whatsoever and we still hadn't realised my error. Then, when we set off again we began to notice weird signs that we had put the wrong fuel in the tank, the acceleration felt jumpy and the camper van didn't feel responsive, after 30 seconds it began to jump and my husband decided to rev the engine a little which seemed to make things worse and so decided to pull over, right there in the middle of nowhere around 9pm.
"WE BEGAN TO NOTICE WEIRD SIGNS THAT WE HAD PUT THE WRONG FUEL IN THE TANK"
I remember the sinking feeling when my husband asked me what fuel I put in, it was that moment that I realised I had filled up the tank - and a very big tank at that with petrol! We sat there for a moment and thought about what we could do when I remembered a friend of mine back in Manchester had mentioned Fuel Doctor when she had also filled her car up with wrong fuel so I googled (with very poor reception) and managed to get the phone number and called them and that's when we knew were going to be ok. The lady on the phone assured me that they had a fuel doctor in the area that could be with us in 2 hours, which is amazing considering where we were so in true British style we put the kettle on and played cards with the kids while we awaited our knight in shining armour.
We received a call from an amazing man called Gerry and that he would be with us within 20 minutes which was great news and ahead of time too, he parked up the van next to the camper, then he found the petrol tank and placed his nozzle thing in the tank and began to drain, it was so quick, we offered a quick cup of tea and thanked him profusely and within 20 minutes he had drained the fuel from our camper and added £10 worth of diesel which was enough to get us back to the filling station where we had come from so we can fill it back up again.
We thought we might have ruined the engine but Gerry was great, he assured us that by turning the engine on without turning it over it would flush out the wrong fuel and let the diesel run through and even added some lubricant. He then began to turn the engine over and after around 4-5 times of trying it sparked into life with a lot of smoke but this died down after a minute or two and we knew we would be ok.
Gerry didn't stop there though, he then followed us back to the filling station to make sure we got there safely! Sometimes people are amazing and go beyond and we are so made up with Gerry for this.
When we got back to the filling station, it was closed until the morning so we parked up at the side, setup the beds and made hey until the morning. We spent the night at a filling station in the middle of the highlands but it was all part of the adventure, we laughed it off and got on with our holiday.
Every time I fill up now, I make a point of thinking about what I am putting in my car!
If you have any stories to share about experiences of putting the wrong fuel in your car, van, bike, tractor or lawnmower! Why not share them below in the comments, we love to hear about how you got through it.
Fuel Doctor Birmingham was called out to an A Class Mercedes recovery in Tipton Birmingham. The driver had put a full tank of petrol in his diesel car. No need to panic though, once the driver called us we were able to drain the fuel, clean his tank and system and have him back on the road within the hour.
Once again Fuel Doctor saves the day and yet another motorist back on the road in no time!
Welcome to Daniel who is covering Staffordshire including Wolverhampton, Walsall, Birmingham and all the smaller towns up and down the areas.
Daniel is on call 24hrs a day 7 days a week to help people that put the wrong fuel in their cars, trucks, bikes and even lawn mowers!
Dan is a professionally trained fuel drain technician and a real asset to the Fuel Doctor name. We regularly get great feedback from our customers on how quickly and professionally he can drain the wrong fuel from a customer's vehicle and get them back on the road.
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OK, so we are not technically and emergency service, but to those that stick the wrong fuel in their cars, we are. However, this time, we were not the ones being called out, we wanted to help out the fellow fire service, police and ambulances that had been tackling a huge fire in Littleborough Rochdale earlier this week and we were on hand to help keep them "refuel" with 30 bags of chips.
We thank our brave fire fighters and police officers that work hard to tackle these types of emergencies so it was nice to help out, all 30 bags went down a storm!
We thought we would ask some of our customers what it was like for them when you used our fuel drain service and asked them to write some words on their experience. Many customers already write their reviews and experiences of our national fuel drain service on our customer review page and you can go ahead and visit that link to see what people think day in day out when using our wrong fuel recovery service.
In this instance, Mrs Dyson wrote in to us to explain her situation and how our service literally helped her life!
"We were rushing about as usual getting the kids ready for school and I noticed I was low on fuel, I knew I had enough to get the kids to school and to the garage so I decided to do the school run first so they wouldn't be late then head over to the garage to fill up. I was due to tender for a new contract we had been working on in Derby as we work in a local mental health charity.
Well, I was rushing thinking of my pitches and what we were going to be discussing in the meeting when I realised after already adding over 30 litres of petrol in my diesel car. I was day dreaming and realised it was the green hose and not the black hose! I panicked and got my phone out to call the AA but a friend of mine said to try Fuel Doctor as they would be a lot cheaper and get the job done. I called and a lovely person on the end of the phone assured me my car will be fine as I worried about the engine now, which was nice.
I got help to push the car off the forecourt and sat in the car feeling a bit daft. Without a lie, 30 minutes flashed by and Dan turned up, my knight in a shiny van and straight away began to hook up the drain system to my car and began emptying the fuel. He was very friendly, prompt and knew I was in a rush so just got on with the job in hand which was great. Literally 20 minutes later, the car started, he ran the fuel through the engine and I paid on my card right there and then - job done"
Best thing, I was spending the half hour going through my notes for the impending meeting and made a few changes - the tender was eventually accepted so I guess Fuel Doctor helped us out in more than one way!
However, honestly, really professional, friendly, calm and relaxed service - speedy but without compromise to service. If you ever have a brunette moment like I did, give them a call"
Here at Fuel Doctor every day we rescue people all over the UK when they put the wrong fuel in their cars, we have Fuel Doctors in every corner of the UK and we are the cheapest independent fuel drain provider from only £130.
We provide hundreds and hundreds of fuel drains a month, most put petrol in diesel and vice versa, but each one is the same. We get called out to a location, we find you and then we make the situation safe for other road users and perform our mobile fuel drain so that you can get on with your day.
One aspect that holds up the speed of how quickly we can attend is the location. Many customers put wrong fuel in their car and then manage to drive a few miles from the forecourt and realise their error and then begin to pull over to the side of the road. This is where time is of the essence, we need to get to the stranded customer by the roadside as soon as possible and this is where it gets good.
We have introduced our mobile app integrated to our mobile site so that we can geolocate you from anywhere in the UK. Setup with Google Maps technology when you call us, as long as you have location services turned on in privacy settings we can send you an SMS text to ask for permission to geolocate your phone right to the very spot of where you are. Then with GPS systems in every Fuel Doctor van, we can then see the closest Fuel Doctor to your location and assign that job to them so you get the fastest service delivered all round.
If you check out the mobile version of our site, you will see it's different from the desktop version, this is because we know that when you have put wrong fuel in your car and are stranded you need to call straight away, it's aimed at ease of use.
If you put the wrong fuel in your car anywhere in the UK, check out mobile site and click to call our national call centre so we can get to you in no time. Call 0333 444 9000 today cheap on mobile.
Well when love is in the air, you'll do anything to get to that special date, but in this case he was so excited he put the wrong fuel in his car in a texaco garage in Nottingham. Well it wasn't exactly him, it was his passenger that thought his car was petrol when it was infact diesel.
There was some good banter about it and they remain good friends. We drained 35 litres of contaminated fuel from the tank and flushed through the engine as well as adding some fuel medic and boosting the battery to get the vehicle moving again.
The main thing is that he managed to get back on the road and back on his date! Saved by Fuel Doctor
DFuel Doctor are a national company sercing all the towns and cities throughout the UK, In this case our Nottingham Fuel Doctor helped these stranded folks back on the road. If you ever need the help of Fuel Doctor after putting the wrong fuel in your car, motorbike or truck then make sure you contact us today.
We have a 1hr call out nationwide as well taking cards by the roadside for your convenience.
Well it's the first of Feb so hope you said White Rabbits this morning to get some good luck. We know that many of customers consider themselves unlucky when they stick the wrong fuel in their cars in the service stations and forecourts in and around the country, but we are all only human and even we have done it ourselves so we know what it's like.
This customer was no different, rushing to get to an appointment he filled up with petrol in his lovely Mercedes E class that he had just purchased, his old car was a petrol so it stands to reason why the accident occurred
He then searched online and found us and our reviews and reputation as the best independent fuel drain provider in the UK as well as the cheapest so picked up the phone.
Barry on call was with the customer in no time and we got him up and running and back on the road within the hour. The customer was so happy with the service and would definitely call again. Top work to Fuel Doctor Barry!