wrong fuel can cost £3,000

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A COMMON mistake that hundreds of thousands of drivers are making with their car every year could cost £3,000 to repair. Here’s what it is and how to avoid it happening to you.

Hundreds of thousands of drivers are making a massive fuel blunder every year which could see them fork out a hefty repair bill to rectify.

A new report has stated that 150,000 put the wrong fuel in their car every year – which could not only be a costly error but also damage the car.

With everyone being so busy these days a person puts the wrong fuel in their car every three minutes in Britain, it was revealed by the AA.

Solving this problem can cost between £500 and £3,000 and it may not be covered by a motorists’ insurance premium.

In addition to this if the tank is not immediately drained and cleaned it could lead to further damage.

Drivers are being warned that they should not switch their engine on if it happens as this could circulate it around the car making it harder to fix.

A spokesperson for scrapcarcomparison.co.uk said drivers should take a minute while they are at the pump to think before refuelling.

“Complacency is one of the biggest reasons that can cause this huge problem.

“Re-fuelling is one of those mundane tasks we do every week, and most of us do it without thinking. Many people make the mistake without even realising until it’s too late. If in doubt, stop and think.”

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