Frequently Asked Questions

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To avoid any damage to your engine we recommend that you don’t start your vehicle or even switch on the ignition. Call Fuel Busters straight away and we’ll aim to get to you within 35 minutes to drain the fuel and get you back on the road.
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Most drivers are not covered on their insurance policy for mis-fuelling. The only breakdown company that offer cover as standard, is Green Flag, but then only on their highest level of cover. If you are in any doubt, phone your insurance / breakdown company for clarification.
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Driving with the wrong fuel can cause damage to your engine. It is important to get the contaminated fuel drained as soon as possible to minimise the risk of damage. The more contaminated fuel that goes into the system, the more expensive it can be to repair your vehicle. In extreme cases, considerable damage can be done, which may necessitate a replacement engine.
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Fuel Busters provide an emergency fuel drain service, we charge for the removal of contaminated fuel from your vehicle and for the flushing of the fuel system. In 99.9% of cases where the vehicle has been driven, we have no issues in getting them re-started.
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There is no safe amount of ‘wrong fuel.’ Fuel Busters DO NOT recommend ‘topping up with the right fuel.’ If the wrong fuel has been put in to your vehicle, it must be removed. Sometimes there are exceptions to this rule but we recommend you call us for expert advice before taking this course of action.
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Fuel Busters cover most areas of the UK. In most cases we will connect you to your local technician as soon as we have established your geographical location.