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Why You Should Avoid Driving On Reserve Fuel





Driving your vehicle on low fuel or an empty tank can damage your ride or even lead to a crash.The fuel gauge in your car or truck is lying to you.

Automobile manufacturers build in about a gallon (3.8 liters) of reserve fuel beyond the “empty” line. They also warn about low fuel long before a vehicle runs out.

Your car’s electric pump fail mainly due to constantly being in use. After years of service it wears on the internal parts.But there are other reasons that cause premature failure

The reserve fuel in the tank acts like a coolant for the electric fuel-pump motor.When you run very low,it allows the pump to suck in air, which creates heat and can cause the fuel pump to wear prematurely and potentially fail.

Another concern would be the dirt that accumulates in the bottom of the tank that gets sucked up by the pump on low fuel levels. This jams the pump. The dirt either comes from poor grade fuel or water and rust in the tank.

In addition to potentially costly repairs to your car, driving on a low tank can be dangerous. If the car suddenly stops running, you could be stranded in the middle of a busy highway thereby, putting you and any passengers in an even more dangerous situation.

Also remember the amount of fuel your gauge is telling you may not be what you have.Fuel gauges are still measured by a float, which can change depending on whether or not you’re on a hill.

So don’t use your reserve fuel -It protects your pump.