Running out of fuel while in transit is not a good thing to have happen with the newer vehicles. Ideally, you want to make sure you have plenty of fuel, and if you see it running below a say a quarter of a tank, you should take it to the fuel station. However, sometimes things happen and we find ourselves with a big E on the fuel gage and a fuel station not in sight. If the vehicle runs out of fuel, you may have created more issues than just an empty fuel tank. The issues really depend on the make model and year of the vehicle as to the problems it can cause.
When a vehicle runs out of fuel, if the fuel is down to the very bottom of the fuel tank and you try to start it, you may force sediment from the tank through the fuel system. This will clog up the fuel filter and cause the engine not to run properly or not at all. In extreme cases, the lack of fuel will cause the fuel pump to fail, if there is no fuel present to keep the pump properly lubricated. A fuel-injected engine will face more issues than other types. If you run out of fuel while in transit, you may want to call for emergency roadside assistance from the mechanics at ACE Mechanics. Their qualified auto mechanics will check out the engine to make sure the engine is okay, or if not, you have a mechanic right there who can repair it.
Read the owner’s manual in the vehicle to see what they recommend concerning the fuel level in the tank. Many recommend fuelling up if the fuel gage reaches to a quarter of a tank. This way you will not risk it running completely out of fuel. If the low fuel warning light pops on, you should go immediately to fuel the vehicle. If you drive too long with the warning light, the vehicle will run out. The manufacturers try to make it easy to keep this from happening; you just need to pay attention to the fuel gage. Some vehicles may have provide a further indication of how much distance you may be able to cover before completely running out of fuel.
A sign the vehicle is about to run out of fuel completely is if the engine starts to “sputter.” Look at the fuel gage and if you notice this while the gage is on E, you are about to run out of fuel. Go immediately to a fuel station and fill up. If you do not make it, you can call the mechanics at ACE Mechanics, and they will be happy to bring some fuel and help you get back on the road.