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Empty Gas Tank? Why It's Bad for Your Car and Your Wallet

Empty Gas Tank? Why It's Bad for Your Car and Your Wallet

Do you ever run your gas tank close to empty before refilling? While it may seem like a harmless habit, running on an empty tank can cause some serious problems for both your car and your wallet. Here's why: Damages Your Fuel Pump Your fuel pump is accountable for pumping gas from the tank to the engine. When your gas tank is low, the fuel pump has to work harder to deliver the gas to the engine. Over time, this added strain can cause your fuel pump to wear out and eventually fail, resulting in pricey repairs. Increases the Risk of Fuel Line Damage When you're running low on gas, air can get trapped in the fuel lines. This can cause the fuel pump to overheat and create a dangerous situation. Additionally, low fuel levels can cause debris to build up in the fuel filter, leading to problems. Reduces Fuel Efficiency Running on an empty tank can actually reduce your car's fuel efficiency. This is because the fuel pump has to work harder to deliver gas to the engine, whic ... read more