5 Reasons to Not Run Your Vehicle on Empty
Have you ever thought about running your vehicle on empty? We all do it. We’re driving and not really thinking about putting gas in our vehicles. Sometimes it seems like common sense to wait to fill up later. And in our house there is one of us that gets really close to E and the other one is stopping for gas when it reaches a half of a tank. However, there are many reasons you should not let your vehicle run on empty.
You don’t want to be stranded.
The most obvious reason to not let your vehicle run on empty is that you don’t want to be stranded. Is there anything worse than being stranded on the side of the road with no gas? You lose valuable time waiting on someone to bring you gasoline, and sometimes there are even additional fees when that happens.
You won’t get where you’re going.
I have noticed that when you run your vehicle on empty, it’s hard to get where you’re going on time. You think you have enough gas to make it, but the gas light comes on and you have to stop for gas. Then, it’s a domino effect because inevitably that makes you late. It’s much easier to stop and fill up before you get to empty (trust me!)
It’s hard on your vehicle.
Don’t make things harder on your vehicle than they need to be. When your car is running on fumes, it can’t be good for it! Make sure you have the right amount of gas in your vehicle, to keep things rolling correctly. Plus you will save time by not having to wait for a gasoline delivery so it’s a win, win!
You don’t want to be late.
Most Americans are already running late as it is. If you get stranded and don’t have gas in your vehicle, you are going to be later than you were before. I can tell you that being late isn’t worth it. Pull over and get gas, and be on time, I promise it is worth it.
You never know where the next gas station will be.
I always tell my husband to get gas when he sees it, but he keeps on driving. Get gas while you can because you never know when you’ll find the next gas station. I can remember being a kid traveling in the mountains and the gas stations were 50+ miles apart, and while they aren’t as spread out as they used to be, it’s better to be prepared.
There are a million and one reasons to not run your vehicle on empty. It’s just not good for you or your vehicle but you don’t have to just take my word for it. Ask your local mechanic what happens when you are constantly running on empty, or if you don’t have a local mechanic talk to my friends at Reedman Toll Nissan Dealer where they can help you with all of your automotive needs!
I would love to hear of a time that you did run out of gas. Was it worth putting it off?