Put the wrong fuel in your car?

RAC Fuel Drain service is available to Members and non-Members

Fuel Drain

Call Us Now for Wrong Fuel Recovery: 0330 332 8456.

Every year a large number of drivers accidentally put the wrong fuel in their car, and then need that incorrect fuel draining from their vehicle. If you're one of them, we can help with our Wrong Fuel Recovery Service and come to your assistance with our mobile fuel drain.

Driving your car after filling up with the wrong fuel can cause catastrophic damage to your engine. If you've put the wrong fuel in - whether that is Petrol in a Diesel car or Diesel in a Petrol car - you don't need to panic, you just need to call us and our fuel drain specialists will come to you.

RAC fully qualified technicians trained in fuel assist and fuel draining - an appointment-based service is also available.

For additional piece of mind, why not also review our car breakdown cover options here.

The RAC also offer breakdown cover for commercial vehicles and can assist them if they get into this situation

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 - we can carry out a mobile fuel drain and get your engine running again.

Call RAC Fuel Drain Patrol on: 0330 332 8456

RAC members receive a £50 discount off the full price.

What Our Wrong Fuel Recovery Service Does

The RAC's wrong fuel recovery service drains the 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).

Our fuel drain specialists then recycle the contaminated mixed waste 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?

  • All our Fuel Patrols are trained mechanics (most were core Patrols first) so they have a full understanding of the vehicle systems and hold a current Safety Alliance accreditation to allow them to work safely on petrol station forecourts
  • We are fully insured
  • We're an Environment Agency approved carrier
  • We use specialist vehicles purpose built by RAC, uniquely fitted with custom-manufactured fuel draining equipment
  • We can also tow your vehicle if required
  • Our wrong fuel recovery service is available for cars, vans under 3.5 tonnes, motorcycles, boats, plant machinery and more