Over the last few weeks we have been approached with the question around contaminated fuel and whether there is coverage for damage that could be caused as a result.
Now we all know that fuel contamination is an issue for us as four wheel drivers. Particularly given the remote locations we get too and the state of the storage tanks at the service stations where we fill up.
We wanted to set the record straight as there may have been mixed messages out there. Our PDS, which you can find on our website at the following link http://www.club4x4.com.au/pds/motor-product-disclosure-statement.pdf does have an exclusion in it regarding the incorrect fuel being entered into the tank. For example, if you (or someone else!) puts Unleaded Fuel into a vehicle that actually runs on Diesel, the ensuing damage will not be covered.
To be completely clear, there are no exclusions in our cover around damage caused by contaminated fuel. Naturally when your vehicle breaks down you get it looked over by a mechanic. If it is found by the mechanic that a bad dose of is the cause, give us a call and lodge a claim. We will then be able to pursue either the service station where you filled up, or the fuel manufacturer on your behalf.
In the meantime, we can all take a good look at our fuel filtration systems before we head off on our odyssey, particularly now during the Christmas break. There are various options which will help to better filter minute particles and even water out of the fuel in your trucks system.
Small money to pay to keep the adventure going we think.