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Services we provide at Oxi Fuel Drainage:

Fuel Removal
Towing Service

What does misfueling mean?

Using the wrong fuel, sometimes also called misfueling, is when you fill your vehicle's tank with the wrong type of fuel, commonly either petrol or diesel. Simply put, vehicle engines are designed to run on one or other type of fuel, and won't work with the wrong type. Diesel engines work by the spontaneous combustion of atomised fuel particles injected into compressed air, whereas petrol engines require a spark to ignite the fuel. When you put the wrong fuel in, the engine will not function and may cause serious damage. Oxi Breakdown Recovery will fix this by changing out the wrong fuel.

How Oxi Fuel Drainage can help

If you put petrol into a diesel engine the damage can be severe. If you turn on the ignition and start the pump circulating the petrol/diesel mixture, these problems can spread to other parts of the fuel system. If you put diesel into a petrol engine, it will cause the vehicle to misfire and the engine will probably smoke. It may simply not start at all, but if it does, it will soon cut out and leave you stranded.

In either instance the wrong fuel has to be fixed and that's where Oxi Breakdown Recovery comes in. If you are stuck at a fueling station and need a tow, or if you are stranded on the roadside, not to worry, our mobile towing service can retrieve your vehicle and can take it somewhere safe.

We'll drain the wrong fuel from your car and replace it with the right kind, flushing out the fuel system on the way. In addition we can also dispose of the drained fuel for you.

ECU check and reset

Managing your vehicle's fuel and engine system is not a simple matter, with most vehicles now governed electronically. Oxi Breakdown Recovery has the technology and the expertise to check your vehicle's Engine Control Unit when the wrong fuel fixing is complete, and reset your parameters where necessary so you're good to go.

How long does it take?

The time it will take depends on the vehicle and whether you have managed to start it and/or drive it. If you realise that you've put the wrong fuel in the tank while you're still at the pump, it may be possible to drain the fuel and be roadworthy in 15-30 minutes. Some vehicles take longer to drain and may take up to an hour, and if the engine has been run the whole fuel system will need flushing. This process may take an additional 15-30 minutes.

We provide inexpensive and reliable towing services with both trailer and tow bar options for anyone who needs a breakdown recovery delivery service after experiencing vehicle problems. If you find yourself in the need of a tow, call right away. Oxi Breakdown Recovery will immediately despatch a recovery deliverer to your vehicle.

We cover Oxford and all surrounding areas for all types of automobiles. We provide a safe, reliable, and professional breakdown recovery service. No matter where you are stuck, if you are stranded on the roadside and you need a tow, no need to worry or panic because we are ready to assist you. Just call Oxi Breakdown Recovery, and one of our mobile towing service technicians will promptly tow your vehicle to a safe location. We can tow you to your preferred garage, your home, or can even make recommendations of a garage near you. The choice is yours. All of our towing vehicles are fully equipped to meet your needs. Contact us right away!

We aim to provide customers with the best possible customer service. If you are stranded on the side of the road and need help, don't worry, just call Oxi Breakdown Recovery. We provide roadside assistance and will respond promptly to get your vehicle to a safe location fast!