What Happens When You Put Diesel in a Gas Car?

Putting diesel in a car can be a huge mistake! However, if you had this accident, you wouldn't be the first. Putting the wrong type of gas in your car can be a hassle to fix. Let's find out what you've got to go through if you mistakenly put diesel in a gas car.


Most gas stations make it very obvious which pump is diesel or gasoline. It's usually labeled and a different color. The reason for such indications is, so people don't make such mistakes. If you still choose the wrong nozzle, what could go wrong if you put diesel in your gas car? You can most likely expect the following:

  • You can expect the car to run a few miles until the gasoline in your car's tank is used up.
  • After your vehicle has burned through what's left of your gas, then your engine will stop running. 
  • Once your vehicle breaks down, you need to call for roadside assistance. 

At Dhillon Motorsports, we can get your car going again by cleaning and flushing your car's fuel system. The draining process can be time-consuming, which is why the sooner you catch the mistake, the better.

In fact, you can call roadside assistance for help right after you make a mistake. It is the better option if you don't want to experience a car breakdown abruptly.


It's always better to be safe than sorry. The sooner you ask for help, the better it will be for you and your wallet in the long run. If you make this mistake once, be more careful next time. Our professional team of auto experts will ensure that your car is back to running smoothly after a deep clean. If you require a fuel system repair, give us a call or visit us today!