The misfuelling prevention device

Weekend and start of week common misfuelling times

Biba (British Insurance Brokers Association) advises that drivers who misfuel abroad must notify their British insurance company. Misfuels – instances where motorists mistakenly pump petrol in diesel cars or vans’ fuel tanks – often occur at weekends 

We suspect that this is because drivers have relaxed following a hectic working week and thus are distracted or maybe on auto pilot. In any event, drivers filling up diesel vehicles with petrol are not uncommon and some insurance companies have introduced policies to cover the costs of recovery and repairs.

Misfuelling prevention device - no petrol in diesel

Diesel Head Misfuelling Prevention Device.

Numbers of those misfuelling could fall, however, if diesel drivers fitted a misfuel prevention device, such as the Diesel Head. This robust solution to the problem of petrol in diesel tanks was designed and engineered by Lee Steadman  The nozzle of a petrol pump is too narrow to activate the aperture of the Diesel Head Misfuelling Prevention Device, which can only be opened by the wider diameter diesel fuel pump nozzle.

Motorists seeking to stop misfuelling should visit and check that their vehicle marque and model appears on the drop-down menu as a match for the Diesel Head.  Once the device is fitted, the motorist can pull into a fuel station and fill up in the knowledge that there is no risk of petrol in diesel vehicle’s tank.