At least 150,000 drivers mistakenly put the wrong fuel in their car every year. When the wrong fuel is injected into your car, it can damage parts such as fuel pumps, line filters, and the fuel tank itself. That means you may soon find yourself at an auto body and paint shop.
Miracle Body and Paint, one of the best collision centers in San Antonio, advocates proper care and maintenance of cars. We have a few tips on what to do when your car is filled with the wrong fuel.
If petrol goes into a car that is meant to run on diesel, it can do a lot of damage. Petrol is a solvent that reduces the system’s lubrication. It causes metal-to-metal contact that eventually damages the pump. When petrol has been mistakenly put in your car, don’t turn on the ignition or start your engine. This will keep the fuel from getting too deep and damaging the car’s parts. The wrong fuel must be taken out of the car immediately, or your car may end up at an auto body repair shop.
If petrol goes further into the common rail system, it destroys the low- and high-end pressure fuel pumps, fuel rail, injectors, line filters, and fuel tank. Petrol can also cause the gasoline direct injection or GDI to stop functioning. There are cases when fitting a new engine is cheaper than repairing the parts damaged by petrol.
Miracle Body and Paint will help save your car when petrol has damaged your engine or any other parts. We will provide you a written cost estimate with parts prices and labor fees. Also, our technicians will make sure to follow the repair methods discussed prior to the repair so you don’t incur costs you did not agree to. Choosing Miracle Body and Paint means choosing the best auto collision center in San Antonio, Texas.