As gas prices continue to rise astronomically, every time you fuel up feels like a major blow to your checking account. We have tried all the of the tricks: becoming a less aggressive driver on the roadway, checking tire pressure, and implementing cruise control when possible. Usually, one ends up on empty and dreading the next fill up.
3. How Much Time Do You Really Have Before You're Stranded?
When the gas light comes on, is it really game over? Many people would agree it can become sort of a game to see how far you can go. Pumping gas in the wintertime or in extreme summer heat? Ain't nobody got time for that.
4. Your Ability To Push The Limits Of An Empty Tank Depend On Your Vehicle
Don't freak out the second you see that gas light flicker. Car experts at Your Mechanichave compiled a list of how far you can ride on empty in the fifty most popular cars driven on the road. You may be shocked how far you can drive on 'E' in some of these cars, and others have a more than disappointing gas mileage rating.
5. The Toyota Camry's Popularity Is Definitely Warranted
The Camry is known to be an overall reliable car for anyone that just needs to get around. It turns out you can go another 65-91 miles on "empty." Just another reason it's a good idea to cruise in a Camry.
Trucks are known to rack up a lot of fuel costs, and it's best to just keep your gas tank happy consistently. The Ford F-150 can go anywhere from 35-80 miles on "empty," and with a wide range like that, it's best not to test your luck.
7. A Honda Civic Can Really Hustle When It Comes To An Empty Tank
Going crazy looking for the closest gas station in your Civic? It turns out this vehicle can go between 59-80 miles once the gas light goes on, so it's best to remain calm. This car has it under control...for now.
8. The Toyota Corolla Is Especially Efficient With Going The Extra Mile
No one wants to be on a cross-country road trip and stranded on the side of the road. A Corolla may be the best option for someone trying to go the distance without worrying about running out of gas. A Corolla can go 60-84 miles on "empty," so you're good to go for awhile before you have to worry about hitchhiking.
9. The Nissan Altima Is The Choice For Gas-Pumping Procrastinators
This SUV crossover is not only super sleek, it also guarantees you an extra 57-74 miles when your tank hits "empty." Better to fill up as soon as you're able unless you want to risk taking the walk of shame to the nearest station.
The Ford Fusion is a little less predictable when it comes to running out of gas. This vehicle can go 35-80 miles once the gas gauge gets super low. You may want to get off the nearest exit once you reach the empty line.
12. Ford Explorers Are Built Tough But Not Unstoppable
The Explorer is good for getting through some tough terrain, but when it comes to getting gas you should take the fuel gauge kind of seriously. It can go 35-80 miles while on "empty," but why wait? Don't push your luck or you could be pushing your vehicle to the next gas station.
13. Get Where You Need To Go Once Your Jetta Is On 'Empty'
The Volkswagen Jetta is one of the most recognizable compact cars on the market, and owners of this vehicle should know that an empty tank of gas can be stretched pretty far. The Jetta can go between 57-85 miles once the car hits "E," making it dependable in you're in a bind.
14. Calculate How Far You Can Exactly Go In A Hyundai Sonata
The Optima can go about 30 miles once your tank is on "empty," which doesn't even compete with most vehicles on the road. Don't risk getting stuck somewhere without help — get to a gas station once you get close to that dreaded red line.
Try to find your current vehicle on this list and see how it stacks up to its competitors. You may have some peace of mind once you learn you can go the distance despite the fuel gauge, especially on a long trip or when passing through somewhere you have never been.
17. Don't Push Your Limits — Your Car Is Not Invincible
You may think you know your car through and through, but it's never a good idea to test its fuel limit or set a record for how long you can run on "empty." You may not like the short or long term consequences!
18. Avoid Unnecessary Future Repair Costs By Staying Fully-Fueled
Driving until the gas runs dry can have more costly consequences than simply leaving you stranded. It can result in future vehicle repairs, such as the replacement of the fuel pump and fuel filter, and you can even end up causing an accident if your car runs out of fuel unexpectedly on the road. It may be tempting to run your car until humanly possible, but you will have better results if you keep the gas at a good level.
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