Many people have driven around with a low amount of gas in their cars. Whether this is an accident or because they think they can make it to a gas station before running out, it is a common occurrence.
While this is common, it is something you should avoid doing. Driving while low on gas can lead to issues with your car that will cost you in the long run.
Read on to learn about the reasons why you should not attempt driving on empty.
1. Immense Damage
If you are driving while low on gas, you will eventually break down.
Breaking down is not only a stressful experience, but it can cause damage to your car as well. For example, your exhaust system can be damaged due to your car stalling out. The specific part in this system that will experience the damage is the catalytic converter
The electric fuel-pump motor in your car can also experience damage due to driving low on gas. This can happen because the fuel pump will suck in air, creating unwanted heat.
These kinds of damages can be costly, so driving with a filled gas tank will prevent you from having to spend money on avoidable damage.
2. Expensive Gas Prices
Along with costly repairs, you will end up paying more money when you fill your car up with gas.
You eventually will begin to panic and pull into the nearest gas station. This gas station may be more expensive than others, but because you had no choice but to go there, you end up spending more money.
Pulling over to get gas before reaching an empty gas tank will prevent you from panicking, as well as save you money.
3. Dangers and Stress of Being Stranded
One thing people may not think about until it is too late is what they will do if they are stranded after breaking down. While you are waiting for fuel delivery to reach you, you may become very stressed out.
This can be dangerous if you break down in a high-traffic area. It may be difficult to not panic, especially if cars are passing you by at a very fast speed. This can lead to an accident if you break down in a spot where you are at risk of getting hit.
Avoid ending up in this situation by getting gas when you reach a quarter tank of gas.
Driving Low on Gas: Emergency Fuel Service
If you are stuck in a situation where you need emergency fuel delivered to you, you may wonder who you should call.
Duggar’s Road Service offers fuel delivery if you are ever in need of emergency fuel. We are dedicated to offering you exceptional service and are a reputable roadside service company. Here are some of our reviews.
If you fear that we may not be able to get to you due to the time of day, do not worry! Duggar’s has 24/7 emergency services available, including fuel delivery.
Contact us if you need fuel delivery or any of our other roadside services.