With the rising number of vehicles on our roads today, it will come to no surprise that it is now a common phenomenon that many people have at some point experienced the misfortune of misfuelling their cars. Petrol and diesel misfuelling is not only an unfortunate event, but it can be a costly happening too. In most cases, insurance policies do not cover these happenings.
When you misfuel your car, it does not mean that you will only need to empty your fuel tank to deal with that problem entirely. It can lead to much worse damage that can cost you more than you anticipated. In the worst case scenario, you may end up changing the entire fuelling system, or in some instances, some other car engine parts can be damaged beyond repair hence needing to be replaced by new ones. But if by mistake you have discovered that you have is -fuelled your car, here are some of the steps on how you should handle the situation.
Stop fuelling immediately
If you have put a splash of the wrong fuel into your tank, experts argue that you can get away with it. But, this is only if there is less that 5% of the wrong fuel in your tank. If you want to take the risk and keep driving on, you are advised to stop frequently so that you top up the diesel if it is the right fuel. This will reduce the percentage of the petrol that may be in your tank quickly.
The filling station attendants
It is very important that once you realize that you have is-fuelled your car, that you inform the station attendants. They will know how to deal with your case as they have seen this happen to helpless motorists all the time. If in any case, they will require you to move your car, kindly request them to assist you in pushing it. You are also advised in this case to turn your key in the ignition enough so that you can unlock your steering. Do not ignite your car nor should you illuminate the dashboard.
Misfuelling services specialist
If the people who offer you your breaking services are not around or cannot be easily reached, the people at the filling station will most likely recommend a suitable breakdown company. You should not be quick into using any towing company which you are not comfortable with. Instead, you can find a well-known operator in that area using Google.
Do not rush
If you decide that you will want to sort out the issue before you continue your journey, you can wait for your tank to be drained and cleaned as this can take less than an hour. Afterward, it will be fitted, and you will fill it with the right fuel, and you will drive away.
Secure your car properly
If you are in a hurry and you can’t wait, make sure you park the car properly and leave it in a safe place as it waits to be worked on. But if you want to avoid all this, the best way that you can avoid misfuelling is by putting a sticker on the fueling filter so that it can remind you which is the right fuel.…
Will Volkswagen recover after the emissions issue? This may be the question in your mind if you have been keenly following the Volkswagen emission scandal. The reputation of any company is very important. Once you destroy your good reputation, it will take a lot of time to recover.
There are many companies that do not recover after a scandal. There are many companies that have been through what Volkswagen is going through now but managed to bounce back. Volkswagen is one of the vehicle manufacturing companies that already had a great reputation all over the world. The recovery of Volkswagen after the emission scandal depends on the steps that the company is going to take.
The company already admitted to using software to manipulate emission from their vehicles. Volkswagen can bounce back to if the company learns from what the companies that bounced back before did. Here are the most important things that the companies that bounced back did;
They took immediate action
After a scandal, it is important for a company to take immediate action. This helps to show the world that the company takes what happened seriously. Volkswagen has already done a number of things to show the world that it takes the scandal very seriously. The Chief Executive Officer who was in charge when the scandal was revealed already stepped down. A new CEO has been appointed. The company has also promised to cooperate with the authorities. This actions show that the company has recognized its mistakes and they want to fix it. However, the company has to do more.
They focused on proving their authenticity to their customers
At the moment, Volkswagen has no choice but focus rebuilding its image. This is something that many companies that recovered from scandals did. Volkswagen can only achieve this when it works hard to show the world that it is authentic. It has to prove to the world that all the cars coming out of their assembly line are authentic. Volkswagen has made an effort to show the world that it is committed to get to the bottom of the matter and that it is ready to handle the consequences of the scandal. The company wants to equip it cars in Europe with a technology that helps to reduce the emissions of NOx.
They implemented process that aim to prevent the reoccurrence of the scandal or a similar scandal
Volkswagen must implement procedures and policies that aim to prevent another emission scandal or any other similar scandal from happening. Some procedures and policies are currently being implemented by Volkswagen.