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Misfuelling Petrol Cars with Diesel – not covered by many policies!

September 29th, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments
Misfuelling, by putting petrol in a diesel car is not covered by almost a quarter of breakdown insurance policies. Recent analysis by Insurance company, Defaqto showed that 23 % of motor breakdown policies excluded cover if you fill your car up with the wrong fuel!
Mike Powell, insight analyst for general insurance at Defaqto said: “Drivers putting the wrong fuel into a vehicle not only face a huge repair bill but may also find that their breakdown policy doesn’t provide cover for their vehicle to be towed to a garage. Even those motor breakdown policies that do cover such an eventuality will tend to find that the extent of the coverage is limited to towing the car to a garage or to their destination. Our analysis found that 23% of motor breakdown policies don’t cover breakdown following misfuelling and, in such cases, if the breakdown company appears, the motorist will most likely face an additional charge for having the vehicle towed to a garage.”
This is a costly mistake for any motorists and it’s a common problem. The AA report that every year over 100,000 motorists misfuel and that fuel problems are one of the ten most common problems dealt with by their breakdown vehicles.

The most economical solution to this problem is a small investment in a product called Diesel Key. This smart little gadget that is a direct replacement for a filler cap; simply unscrew and remove the cap, and then screw the Diesel Key device in its place, proceed as normal to refuel with a diesel nozzle. Once the diesel nozzle is inserted the device will accept the nozzle and open up an internal latch to let fuel flow to the tank. If a petrol nozzle was entered it would butt up against the device, will not open the latch and quickly alert the wrong nozzle is being used.

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Misfueling diesel car with petrol - Diesel Key is the answer

Misfueling diesel car with petrol - Diesel Key is the answer

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