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It happens to the best of us. You look down at the nozzle sticking out of your gas tank and realize you’re pumping the wrong type of fuel in your car.
 
No, not the wrong grade, but the wrong type. As in, you meant to pump unleaded fuel in your car and you’ve pumped diesel, or vice versa. The results of this simple accident can be disastrous for your vehicle if you go on driving it, so whatever you do, do not start the vehicle if you’ve pumped even a single drop of the wrong fuel.
 
Doing so will send the wrong fuel throughout the fuel lines, which can potentially ruin other parts of the car. Instead, the best idea is to drain the fuel while it’s still in the gas tank. Because this can be a dangerous and environmentally sensitive repair, we recommend you play it safe and have the vehicle towed to the nearest AAA Car Care facility.  
 
Accidents happen to all of us. If you pump the wrong fuel in your vehicle, just let the friendly auto experts at AAA Carolinas help. 
 

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