Most American cars take gasoline which is a different kind of fuel from diesel. Diesel-powered passenger cars are not terribly common in America. They are very common in Europe and most diesel-powered passenger cars come from big European brands. Diesel-powered trucks are a little more common. This means that most gas stations have a pump for diesel and it can be right next to the gasoline pump. For a few unfortunate souls who just aren’t paying attention, they can end up putting the wrong fuel in their car by mistake. This mistake can cost thousands to repair and may send you to the car dealership. It all has to do with how these fuels work.
In this funny video from The Brightside, you can learn more about what happens when you put diesel in a gasoline car or gas in a diesel car.