Insurance & Wrong Fuel Recovery
Fuel Doctors get asked this question a lot "Am I covered for wrong fuel?"
First of all, please don't read the horror stories online about how it can cost £5,000 to repair an engine that has put the wrong fuel added. In all the years of us being the premier independent fuel drain specialists in the UK we have known maybe a small handful of issues ongoing arising from misfuelling.
According to More Th>n insurance, only 30% of people in the country will have wrong fuel recovery as part of their insurance plan so when you look at the 150,000 people that on average put the wrong fuel in their cars, bikes or trucks, you are looking at 120,000 people a year that will not be insured.
Can I Claim Wrong Fuel Recovery On My Insurance?
Its a strange one, if you misfuel and do not have have special misfuel insurance then you will have to pay for the wrong fuel revcovery, but if you misfuel and there is damage to your engine, you can claim this on your insurance as damage. Some companies may have it under the accidental damage remit, it all depends on the level of your insurance cover. Before you call out a breakdown recovery company it is best to check first that you are covered as your insurance company will partner with wrong fuel companies and your insurance company will be liable for the charge not you.
The bottom line is, if you are not insured you will need to check with your breakdown recovery service provider if you are also covered under this policy for wrong fuel recovery. Chances are you might be, you are better off checking this first on your policy, if you are not covered, then you can always call out the wrong fuel recovery experts - Fuel Doctor for a 1 hour call out nationwide.