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Is It OK To Drive On Empty

When we say “one of those days,” you know exactly what we are talking about. It was a long day at the office, traffic is terrible, and all you want to do is get home for some “me time” in front of the TV. But, wouldn’t you know it, just as the end of your trip is in sight, your gas light comes on, indicating that it is time to stop and fill up. That’s the last thing you feel like doing, so you decide to drive the rest of the way home and worry about it tomorrow. But is that really good for your vehicle? We’re here to explain why when your car tells you its time to gas up, you should listen.

You Could Get Stranded

Driving without gas in your vehicle for long enough only leads to one thing – you stranded on the side of the road. At that point, you’d better hope your cell phone is charged enough to call a tow truck or AAA, because otherwise, you’ve got a long walk to a service station ahead. Avoid this embarrassing situation by simply keeping your car with at least a quarter tank in it at all times.

Your Car Was Made To Contain Fuel

The fuel pump in your vehicle was designed to be submerged in gasoline at all times, so when you drive on empty, it can cause misfires and malfunctions of this critical component. Chronic driving on empty can lead to fuel pump problems that are difficult and expensive to repair, so keeping gas in your car will help save on repair costs down the line.

Make An Appointment

If you are a chronic “drive on empty” motorist and suspect you may have caused damage to your car’s fuel line, let us take a look and see if problems exist. If they do, we can help get them cleared up. All you have to do is make an appointment, but in the meantime, if your car needs gas, always make sure to fill up.

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