St. Cloud Automotive and Diesel Repair

What Happens When You Put Diesel in a Car That Takes Gas?

Putting diesel is not a common mistake that people make, but when it happens, it can be very dangerous. Don't worry - if you ever encounter this situation, you wouldn't be the first. Putting the incorrect type of gas in your automobile can be a nuisance and hassle to fix. Let's discuss the process of how a gasoline-consuming car reacts to diesel. 


Most gas stations make it very apparent which pump is diesel or gasoline. It's usually labeled with words, and the pump is a different color (Diesel is typically green). The reason for such distinctions is so people don't make the same mistake. If you still choose the wrong nozzle to pump, what could go wrong with your gas car? You can expect the following events to take place:

  • You can anticipate the vehicle to operate until the gasoline in your car's tank is completely used up.
  • After your vehicle has burned through what's left of your fuel in the tank, then your engine will break down. 
  • Once your car stops working, you will need to request a tow to an auto repair shop.


Our service team at FloState Auto Diesel Repair can get your car going again by cleaning and flushing the entire fuel system. The draining and clean-up can be a tedious process. The sooner you catch your mistakes, the better. In fact, you can call for immediate assistance as soon as you do it at the pump. That way, you can bypass a sudden breakdown.


The sooner you get in touch with FloState Auto Diesel Repair, the more it will benefit you and save you money in the long run. If you realize that you've made this mistake, please be more careful next time you are at the gas station. For all your auto maintenance and repair needs, give us a call or visit today!

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