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  • Corey Agnew

Are you Voiding your Manufacturer Warranty?

Your business operations rely on a fleet of vehicles to deliver products to your clients. Imagine this scenario: Over the last three months, you’ve had two new trucks go down due to bad injectors. Also, you’ve noticed that it’s taking longer to fill up at the pump in the morning, the dispenser has been pumping slow. You change the filter at the dispenser and flow increases speed, but a few days later it returns to slow flow. You’re still operating, but with more headaches and expenses.

After a few more weeks of dealing with slow flow, your third truck goes down. You contact the engine manufacturer to claim warranty because of their bad equipment. The engine manufacturer asks for a fuel sample, to which your mechanic finds this:

Your engine manufacturer then asks you to reference their warranty language regarding fuel quality:

“The Engine Manufacturer is also not responsible for failures caused by incorrect oil or fuel or by water, diesel exhaust fluid, catalytic reagent, dirt or other contaminants in the fuel, oil, diesel exhaust fluid, catalytic reagent or intake air system."

Bad fuel voided your engine warranty and is putting your business operations at risk because of rising repair costs. You contact your fuel supplier because you suspect they delivered a bad load to your fuel tank. The last time they delivered fuel to your tank was a few weeks ago and they provide a manifest stating the quality of the fuel. Finger pointing begins for who is responsible, but ultimately, it’s up to you the end user, to ensure the fuel going into your vehicles meets the warranty specification.

It’s not reasonable to test the fuel every time you fill your vehicle, but you can protect yourself by implementing a Fuel Quality Plan. These plans consist of a routine schedule of testing fuel, removing water and particular contaminates, and treating with chemical additives to ensure quality isn’t compromised. Contact FuelGuard today at 904-349-2347 for a free Fuel Quality Evaluation. The cost of preventative maintenance is always cheaper than emergency repairs.

Your Business Runs on Fuel. Quality Fuel Runs on FuelGuard.

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