What to do if you put the wrong type of fuel in your car, in order to avoid a car accident
There is a reason that all cars are specifically designed to take one type of fuel. This is because the petrol tank and inner workings of the car are designed for that type of fuel, and putting in a different kind can actually be very damaging to the car, and even cause a Methil car accident. If you want to avoid a Methil car accident or damaging your car badly, you should be very careful when refueling so that you don’t put the wrong type of fuel in. However, accidents can happen, and if you do find that you have put the wrong type of fuel in your car, here are some of the things you should know.
- Stop. If you realise that you are putting the wrong fuel into your car before you have finished, stop immediately. The less of the wrong fuel you have put into the car, the lower the chance of damaging your engine or car.
- Know that the wrong fuel is actually very dangerous. Don’t think that the wrong fuel will just stop your car running properly. If you put petrol into a diesel, for example, it acts as a solvent and can cause thousands of pounds worth of damage to the entire car.
- Don’t turn on the ignition. The very worst thing you can do is to turn on the ignition when you have put the wrong fuel in. Ask for help to roll your car to a safe spot whilst you deal with everything else.
- Speak to the attendant and your breakdown service. Tell the petrol attendant first to see if they have any advice and can help you, then call your breakdown cover to explain the problem and get help.
When to claim compensation for a Methil car accident
If you have had a Methil car accident caused by you putting the wrong type of fuel in your car, then there is not very much you can do about it. Any accident which is caused by you is something that you have to take responsibility and pay out for, even if this does seem unfair.
If you were the victim in the Methil car accident, however, you may be able to make a claim for compensation against the other driver. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out more about the claims process, giving you a chance to decide whether you want to proceed with a claim or not. If you do then the team can help you to put forward a claim which has a much better chance of being successful.
Date Published: 14th June 2014
Author: David Brown