Never run on an empty tank

This applies to many things, this story is about your car.

However, I noticed one very important reason left out, maybe not on purpose?

Note’s after this story.

Why you shouldn’t let your gas tank run this low

Posted: 10:48 a.m. Monday, Aug. 31, 2015

A new survey found that every year 827,000 drivers ignore their car’s warning light, causing them to run out of gas and break down.

There are several reasons you shouldn’t drive around on empty — or close to empty.

First, the fuel gauge isn’t always accurate. In fact, how precise your car’s gauge is relies on a variety of factors

According to Consumer Reports, the gas in your car “acts like a coolant for the electric fuel-pump motor, so when you run very low, this allows the pump to suck in air, which creates heat and can cause the fuel pump to wear prematurely and potentially fail.”

If the car suddenly stops running, you could be stranded in a deserted area, or in the middle of a busy highway. And with many cars, the airbags don’t deploy if the car is turned off, putting you, and any passengers, in a more dangerous situation.

Just a few words to the wise for you to think about?

My brother, the family mechanic that worked for years in stations and our company mechanic, points out condensation, if the fuel stays in a tank for some time, slow moving fuel station, you could get water in your tank?

If for any reason the tank cap is broken, loose or left off in rain, water in your tank.

Be careful if a tanker is re-filling their tanks, this process can stir up any condensation it the bottom of their tank, if any exists, I would wait at least one hour or try the next station?

While you are filling your tank, the slower the better with-in reason, do not pay for foam?

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