Each and every driver has their own pattern of when they get gas. Some drivers get gas each and every Monday. Some drivers fill up as soon as their gas tank is at ¼ tank of gas. Some drivers will fill up as soon as their light comes on. Some drivers drive around for miles on end with their gas light on. Driving around with your gas light on is a dangerous game. Running out of gas is more than just an inconvenience; it can cause damage to your car.
How to Avoid Running Out of Gas
Running out of gas is extremely simply to avoid. Over the years cars have had more features in them to help prevent you from running out of gas. Your car is equipped with a gas gauge that is very simple to read. If you let your car get down to that “E” you are driving on thin ice. Cars also have a fuel light that will come on when you have let your gas get dangerously low. Many cars will have a warning chime that sounds when your gas light comes on. Newer cars will even count down how many more miles you have before you run out of gas. If you just simply pay attention to your car you can prevent ending up stranded on the side of the road with no gas.
Does Running Out of Gas Damage Fuel Injectors?
If you end up on the side of road with no gas you are also probably sitting on the side of the road with damage to your car. Many different parts of your car can be damaged when you run out of gas. Your gas tank can be seriously damaged. Your fuel pump is likely to go out if you frequently run your car out of gas. The fuel pump relies on gas for cooling and lubrication. Without fuel being pumped through the fuel pump it can quit functioning.
Symptoms of Running Out of Gas
You will know that your car has run out of gas when it begins sputtering and eventually stops. You will need to find a way to get gas in your as soon as possible. Speedway Towing and Roadside Assistance can come out and bring you gas for your car. If you are unable to give us a call because you do not have cell phone coverage you will need to find your own way to get gas. Make sure that before you leave your car and start walking to the nearest gas station that you know how to get back to your car. Note any landmarks so that you can find your way back to your car without any problems.
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If someone stops and offers you a ride make sure that you do not get into a car with someone that you do not feel safe with. Once you get gas for your car you will want to head back to your car and get it put into your car so that you can get back on your journey. Next time make sure that you pay attention to your gas gauge and get gas before you end up on the side of the road. Contact Speedway Towing and Roadside Assistance for all your towing and roadside assistance needs.