Accidentally put petrol in your diesel car?

If you have filled your diesel car with petrol, we can help! We can visit you onsite and drain the petrol from your diesel tank.

How can I remove petrol from the diesel car?

When the unfortunate mistake of putting petrol in your diesel car has occurred, do not start the vehicle and if possible do not even put your keys in the ignition as on some cars this can pump petrol through the diesel fuel system. But if you have started or run the vehicle do not worry as we can fix any vehicle that has been run or not with the wrong fuel in it.

Give us a call and speak with our friendly staff who will be happy to advise you and arrange to come out and drain the fuel from your vehicle and replenish the system enabling you to drive away usually within an hour, night or day, 24-7.

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What NOT to do if you have put petrol in your diesel car

Do not start the engine, you could cause expensive damage to the fuel pipes, seals and of course the engine.

Your diesel car is a very sophisticated piece of engineering and running your diesel vehicle with petrol in the system can cause a lot of damage to the pumping system and in some circumstances can result in the whole fuel system needing to be replaced and can cost in excess of £5,000. That's why it is important for you to call us straight away to minimise any potential damage to the engine

What to do if you have put petrol in your diesel car

Call Forecourt Assist a specialist roadside service that drains, flushes through and replenishes vehicle fuel systems on the spot, saving the customer both time, money and inconvenience. This work is carried out by qualified vehicle technicians with a minimum qualification of city and guilds in motor vehicle technology and 10 years on the job experience. All drivers hold public liability insurance of minimum £1,000,000 and hold both ADR class 3 and SPA Petrol Forecourt contractor's licenses.

All our equipment meets with ATEX certification and all our tanks are UN approved with the relevant Certificate and identification Plate on the tank.

What Happens to the Fuel?

At Forecourt Assist we take the disposal of contaminated fuel and other contaminated material very seriously, operating under strict guidelines on our waste carriers and waste producers licenses, given to us from the Environment Agency Licence number EAN/954970. As per our obligations under this license all our waste fuel is recycled through a waste management company and a full audit able set of paperwork is supplied to the waste management company and the environment agency in line with The Hazardous Waste Regulations 2005


Forecourt Assist Ltd, Unit 8, Cross Green Trading Estate, Cross Green Lane, Leeds, LS9 8LJ, Company number 8763853