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Keep receipts of contaminated fuel, fleets urged

FLEET mangers are being urged to get drivers to keep their receipts if they believe their car has been damaged by contaminated fuel.

Since yesterday thousands of motorists are thought to been affected by unleaded petrol bought from supermarket forecourts.

Today Arval offered advice to drivers seeking to claim for damages.

Helen Martin, fuel product manager, said: 'Drivers affected by the current fuel problems in the south east, caused by alleged contamination, will most likely have to provide evidence of individual transactions at specific service stations to claim damages.

‘This information can be obtained in the form of a receipt or from your fuel card provider, as fuel cards enable the collation of a wide range of data including the type of fuel, the volume of fuel, when and where it was purchased and the mileage of the vehicle. This information could be used to support any possible claim.

‘Company car drivers experiencing problems should in the first instance contact their vehicle provider for advice.’

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