What Are the Risks of Running Your Vehicle on Nearly Empty?

Many of us drivers here in America are commonly running our vehicles to nearly just fumes only to put a few gallons in to keep it running. This practice is not only unwise throughout the year; it is not hard to overestimate your travel distance with only a little fuel and end up stranded.

Keeping your fuel tank nearly empty throughout the winter is especially bad. The empty space inside of the fuel tank is not empty; it contains water vapors. These vapors will group together on the interior walls of the tank and cause rust issues if it is metal. Not only is rust a potential threat but this water will also settle down into the bottom of the fuel tank, water being heavier than the fuel, where it can get sucked up through the fuel pump and distribute throughout the fuel lines where it can freeze, destroying the fuel system.

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