We live in a world today where we are forced to have a million and one things on our minds. Whether it’s bills to pay, kids to pick up from school, an anniversary or what time you told your Nan you’d be round for a cup of tea, it’s easy to become absent minded when carrying out our daily routines.
Putting wrong fuel in your car is a prime example of an easy mistake to make, but one that is often greeted with panic. On the face of it, it’s easy to see why – recent figures released by a car insurance expert suggest that it is the kind of error that can end up costing the driver hundreds, sometimes thousands, of pounds in reparation costs. Insurance companies know all too well about the impact that wrong fuel in cars has on people’s no claims bonuses year upon year, so it is completely understandable that the minute the wrong fuel realisation kicks in is always filled with dread.
Based on figures from the last few years, it’s estimated that on average 120,000 drivers make the mistake – something that averages out at thirteen cases every single hour. The insurance industry estimates that costs for resolving wrong fuel issues exceed the £50million mark annually, begging the question whether the general public are aware of the cheaper, more cost effective alternatives on offer rather than activating policies, losing bonuses and paying excesses.
Without the right help and guidance, many drivers find themselves fleeced for what is essentially a simple procedure. Thanks to information received by insurance firm Saga, there are garages up and down the country that quote thousands of pounds in order to solve the problem, each service depending on the model of the vehicle with the wrong fuel issue. For instance, if you own a Land Rover Freelander TD4, you can be quoted at £4,300 for the repairs – an altogether extortionate amount considering the simplicity of the procedure. If you own a Chrysler Grand Voyager, your financial problems could be even worse – Saga alleges that you could be quoted in excess of £5000 for your troubles.
While these are of course extreme cases, the fact remains that much of the billing placed on drivers by teams who are not experts in fuel evacuation appears to be completely unnecessary. Here at Wrong Fuel Expert, we operate with specifically designed vehicles to ensure the process is quick, painless and – most importantly – not going to break the bank. All of our services start at around £130 plus VAT, and unlike many other competitors we will ensure your engine has enough of the right fuel to get you to the nearest petrol station.
Draining and flushing the fuel system out is not something that you should be paying a premium rate for, and something that isn’t worth losing your no claims bonus over either. As the figures we’ve mentioned in the article suggest, it is such a common occurrence now that we have begun to operate trucks all over the country for 24 hours a day, all year round. For more information on what to do should you should you find yourself with the wrong fuel in your tank, just remember three things – don’t panic, pull over and call Wrong Fuel Expert. You’ll be back on the road in no time.