“It can cause permanent damage but what we do is change the fuel, clean the tank, put in new fuel and most people were good to go.”
One Mobil customer, who asked to remain anonymous, said they were shocked when their car broke down shortly after refuelling.
“It just conked out and started making loud clanking noises,” they said.
“The motor started to shake and wouldn’t start again so I took it straight to the mechanic.
“All I know is I had some fuel in the tank when I filled up and when I went to the mechanic, he dropped the fuel and there was water a debris in the fuel tank.”
The customer theorises the heavy rain and recent localised flooding of Warner Street may have been to blame for the contamination.