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Diesel drivers urged to protect their warranties

Thu, 26 Mar 2009
Motorists with diesel vehicles could invalidate their warranties by using a certain type of fuel, it has been claimed.

Clean Green Cars warned that B30 - which is currently sold at 113 Morrisons' garages in the UK - has not received universal approval from manufacturers.

It pointed out the fuel is contains up to 30 per cent biomass, when the usual proportion is usually about five.

Some carmakers have voiced concern about this and said B30 could damage vehicles' internal workings.

Drivers have been warned by a number of manufacturers that using the fuel could be an expensive mistake.

Jay Nagley from Clean Green Cars explained: "For now, owners who miss warning notices on pumps or who ignore the advice of their carmaker risk invalidating warranties and paying for repairs further down the line."

Meanwhile, the environmentally-focused motoring group recently voiced support for plans to introduce a vehicle scrappage incentive scheme in Britain.

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