Do you refill your car with gas after the refill light comes on, or do you refill well in advance? I know that I can go 50 miles after my light comes on so I always wait for the light.
My car runs out of gas at a 1/4 tank. If the light comes on I better be at the gas station already.
Depends. I drive a lot for work. If I am not leaving town, I'll run until the light comes on a good bit, but if I'm headed out to another town, I make sure I've got enough fuel to get back because gas is always 5-10 cents higher in the smaller towns.
At 3/4 tank. My father got me in that habit. As a firefighter their rigs had to be no more than one quarter empty.
Whenever I'm near Costco and I need gas.
Used to let it get very low. Learned the dangers to the engine of the residue in the tank, and don't do that now.
Yes it's not good but I do it anyway 😆. Still I have 180k miles and counting!
Good for you! I've never had a problem I could trace to it either, but mechanics will warn you against the practice.
Another reason not to do it is the fuel pump is in the tank and the fuel helps keep it cool, making it last longer.
I like to keep track of my gas mileage, so I always fill my tank and wait for the light. I know I can squeeze out an extra 10-20 miles with the light on.
What about when you get a new car? It tracks it for you. Don't be one of those people I see walking with a gas can on the side of the road.
That's never happened to me. Contrary to popular belief, I'm not a dumbo.
At a quarter tank 😎
Depends, around my house I usually don't let it get below 1/4... On long road trips I wait for the light!
I'm the opposite. On a trip, I try to get fuel before or around 1/4, just in case.
I rarely let it go below a quarter tank.
Usually I fill it when I'm between a quarter and half tank left.