It has come to light recently that over the last five years wrong fuel blunders have cost Tameside police force over £5000 in correcting the misfueling of squad cars. It was recorded that, since 2008, police patrol cars within the force had been mistakenly filled with petrol rather than diesel 21 times, resulting in a total bill of £5,208.02.
The cost of correcting the mistake of wrong fuelling varies greatly depending on the vehicle model, the type of tank and the amount of fuel administered.
The cost of fuel tank repairs can be high when dealing with high performance vehicles and, in 2008, one officer mistakenly filled his BMW 530 with petrol, incurring a repair bill of £679.42. The following year, another officer who clearly had not learned from the errors of his colleges again filled a diesel fuelled Citroen C3 with petrol, costing £741.20.
Although in recent years the number of fuel mistakes within the force has fallen, the bill for 2010 alone was around £1,900, which included a high cost blunder, and several errors incurring repair bills of just over £100, with car models such as Ford Fiestas being cheaper to repair or provide replacement fuel tanks.
Despite these potentially frightening prices, here at Wrong Fuel we aim to provide our professional services at prices that are as low as possible, and offer both emergency and pre-booked services for upcoming days. We are proud to provide complete fuel tank drainage for as little as £120.00, which includes flushing the entire fuel system, purging it with new fuel, and disposing of contaminated fuel in a safe and environmentally friendly way.
We primarily provide fuel drainage services in the South East, however we also have agents throughout the country who will provide exactly the same services, at any time of day. Cases of wrong fuel administration occur on average 400 times a day in the UK, so if it does happen to you, just remember that it can happen to the best of people, and the majority of the time it can be rectified on the same day.