Why You Should Not Drive On Empty

There comes a time in everyone’s life when you have to decide, do I get gas or risk it until later? We are here to make that choice simple for you. The answer is to get gas now. We get it, you are just getting off a long day at work, and all you want to do is go home, eat dinner, and relax. But if your low fuel light comes on while you are driving, it is best to try and make it to the gas station as soon as possible. This will prevent damage to your vehicle. Here are a few reasons you should not risk running out of gas.

Your Vehicle Needs Gas

One of the most important reasons you should not let your car run out of gas is that your vehicle needs it. Without gas, the vehicle will not run. Most engines are combustion engines. This means a mixture of air and fuel is pumped into the engine, ignited by the spark plugs, and causes small combustions. Not enough gas in the vehicle will lead to misfires, poor fuel economy, reduced speeds, and a lack of overall performance. Without the right amount of fuel in your vehicle, you could end up driving a couch with wheels.

You Could End Up Stranded

Not only could running out of gas cause your engine to fail and damage it, but not to mention the fact that you could end up stranded on the side of the road. Yes, there are towing companies and roadside assistance programs such as AAA, but those will cost you a lot more than a tank of gas. Even with gas prices rising. To prevent this, we suggest you try keeping your gas tank above a quarter of a tank.

Running Low Can Cause More Damage

The dirt and debris that is found naturally in the gas we fill our cars with will settle to the bottom of the tank over time. If the fuel level gets too low, all that dirt will get pumped into your engine and can cause damage. Not only could that dirt cause damage to your vehicle’s engine, but it can also clog or break your fuel pump. Both are costly parts of a vehicle.

Make An Appointment

Make an appointment today if you have any questions or would like to have your vehicle inspected after running out of fuel. It happens to the best of us, which is why we are here to ensure your vehicle is running at top performance.

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