A tyre fitter has blasted Tesco for the standard of its gasoline.

The feedback from fuming Rob Murray come after his automobile broke down.

The 31-year-old crammed up at his native grocery store.

After leaving the forecourt, nonetheless, Rob was left furious after his automobile floor to a halt.

The automobile broke down two days later – and Rob blamed ‘contaminated’ diesel.



StokeonTrentLive experiences Rob put in £20-worth of diesel at Tesco’s Longton petrol station.

The 31-year-old has been left with a £1,300 restore invoice and says assessments have indicated the breakdown was triggered by ‘contaminated gasoline’ and additional assessments at the moment are being carried out,

However his criticism has been rejected by Tesco which has carried out an investigation.

Now Rob desires to know whether or not some other drivers have suffered related issues on the storage forecourt.


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The tyre-fitter lives in Fenton and depends on his Citroen DS3 to get him to and from work in Cannock.

He stated: “After every week of testing the storage says my automobile was mechanically sound and that the fault is the gasoline supply.

“The full invoice is £1,300.”



He added: “Earlier than I crammed up at Tesco my automobile had been in a Citroen storage for round eight weeks for front-end harm.

“As soon as I collected my automobile I seen the petrol gentle come on so I went to the Tesco petrol station, in Longton, and crammed up with £20 value of diesel as there was nonetheless some gasoline left within the automobile.

“That was on the night of Monday, November 5 after which two days later my automobile broke down on the Wednesday evening once I was driving house from work and it needed to be recovered.

“It was very harmful and fortuitously I used to be in a position to pull over.”

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The automobile was taken to Burntwood MOT Centre, in Cannock, after breaking down.

A storage spokesman stated: “There was contamination within the gasoline, though whether or not that got here from Tesco or from one thing else we do not know.

“One thing was not proper with the gasoline in his automobile however what was flawed with it we can’t know until assessments are achieved. If it was an issue with Tesco’s gasoline I might have thought different vehicles would have been affected too.”

Rob has been an everyday buyer at Longton Tesco.

He added: “I’ve at all times used the Longton gasoline station and by no means had any points till now. My automobile is important as a result of I work 30 miles away and I wasn’t in a position to get to work for greater than every week.

“The automobile is simply six years previous so it would not make sense for it to breakdown like this. I’ve solely had the automobile for 18 months and it handed its MOT.”

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Tesco response

Tesco says it has not obtained some other complaints about its gasoline.

A spokesman stated: “We’re sorry to listen to of the issues Mr Murray has had together with his automobile. Having investigated the matter, we don’t consider that that is because of filling up at our Longton petrol station.

“We’ve got totally investigated Mr Murray’s criticism and have discovered no proof that the gasoline offered to Mr Murray from our Longton retailer would have triggered harm to his automobile.

“If gasoline was not of an acceptable commonplace, it might set off a monitoring alarm in our station and we’d additionally anticipate to see different motorists affected.

“We’ve got obtained no different complaints concerning the gasoline high quality on or across the date Mr Murray used our filling station though we might be completely happy to research ought to some other buyer get in contact.”

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