We are all guilty of playing the “gas light game” at one time or another. What does that mean? It means you let your gas run so low that you aren’t quite sure if you will make it to the pump. But, what is that really costing you?
Experts say that you should consider your fuel gauge to be an estimate on how much gas you actually have left. What this means is that car gauges rely on a variety of factors such as the driving style or your car’s fuel economy. It can also damage your car if you let the gas tank run really low, and also cost you more money if you end up breaking down along the road.
Here are some tips from Consumer Reports that help you prevent problems from happening when it comes to your fuel tank:
- Be sure to fill up your gas tank before it goes below ¼ full.
- Fill up your tank if you are going on a long trip or have a long commute to work. You never know when you are going to hit traffic.
- Use online tools or Smartphone apps to help you determine where you can find the cheapest gas in your area. Driving around to find the cheapest only uses more of your gas and doesn’t really save much in the long run.
These are only a few tips to help you save money and keep your car in good running condition. If you think you have a problem with your vehicle, our amazing service department at Withnell Dodge will be more than happy to take a look!