Wrong Fuel Recovery Service
Put the wrong fuel in your car? Don't panic.
Call 0800 051 7845
Call us now for our Fuel Drain Service.
Every year around 150,000* drivers put the wrong fuel in their car. If you're one of them, we can help with our Wrong Fuel Recovery Service. Driving your car after filling up with the wrong fuel can cause catastrophic damage to your engine - as much as £5,000* worth in the worst cases. If you've put the wrong fuel in, you don't need to panic, you just need to call us.
We aim to be with you in 45 minutes on average
RAC fully qualified and trained technicians
Appointment-based service also available
What to do if you've put the wrong fuel in your car?
Do not turn on the ignition or attempt to start the engine, this can circulate the contaminated fuel around your fuel system and increase the risk of potential damage
If you’ve realised you have put in the wrong fuel, call RAC as soon as possible. Time is a critical factor when the wrong fuel is in your vehicle system, and it needs removal and flushing through ASAP
Call RAC Fuel Drain Patrol on: 0800 051 7845
RAC members receive a £50 discount off the full price.
What our wrong fuel recovery service does
It drains the vehicle's tank and entire fuel system of contaminated fuel. It flushes the system through with clean fuel and supplies an amount of fuel to get the vehicle mobile (More fuel is available at pump prices from patrol).
We recycle the contaminated fuel in a safe, approved and environmentally friendly way (It can be used to power heating equipment or as a bio fuel).
Why choose RAC Fuel Patrol?
We are fully insured
We're an Environment Agency approved carrier
We use specialist vehicles purpose built by RAC, uniquely fitted with custom-manufactured mobile draining equipment
We can also tow your vehicle if required
Available for cars, vans under 3.5 tonnes, motorcycles, boats, plant machinery and more
* According to British Insurance Brokers' Association (BIBA) - May 2010
Breakdown cover provided by RAC Motoring Services (Registered No 01424399) and RAC Insurance Ltd (Registered No 2355834). Registered in England; Registered Offices: RAC House, Brockhurst Crescent, Walsall WS5 4AW. Arranged, sold and administered by RAC Motoring Services who is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority in respect of insurance mediation activities only. RAC Insurance Ltd is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority.