One motoring group has suggested that even motorists who have not been affected by a recent spate of car breakdowns may wish to change the fuel in their tanks, according to reports.
Ray Holloway, director of the Petrol Retailers’ Association, told the Associated Press: “Motorists who have not been affected could save themselves a bill by changing the petrol in their tanks. That would be my recommendation.”
Garages have reportedly experienced an upturn in cars that have broken down as a result of allegedly ‘contaminated’ fuel.
An investigation has been launched by the Trading Standards Institute (TSI) after a string of reports from motorists complaining about their cars not running properly.
Tesco and Morrisons have said that tests carried out by them have not revealed any irregularities.
A spokesperson for Morrisons said: “Having received a limited number of enquiries further tests were carried out. These found no contamination and confirmed our unleaded petrol met the required standards.”