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Running Your Vehicle With Low Fuel

Running Your Vehicle With Low Fuel

How many times have we run our fuel low or until the low fuel light comes on? Can anything happen when we do this? Simply Yes. By running the fuel low we can develop a problem with condensation in the tank from temperature fluctuations especially in the winter months. The fuel in the tank also keeps the fuel pump cool and by running it low the pump can run hot leading to premature failure. Most importantly, if your luck is like mine when you do need fuel the price is high.

While we are on the subject of fuel, did you know not all fuel is the same? Brand name fuels have additives the unbranded fuels do not. New vehicles require top quality fuel. Cheaper fuels will leave deposits in the engine which can rob it of power, fuel economy and performance. These deposits that build up in the fuel system need to be cleaned regularly to maintain fuel economy and performance.