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Is It Bad to Wait Until the Fuel Light Comes on Before Filling Up (Or Is It a Myth)?

Is It Bad to Wait Until the Fuel Light Comes on Before Filling Up (Or Is It a Myth)?

Like many drivers, you may have heard the old myth that it's frowned upon to let your fuel level get too low before filling up. Some believe that running on a low tank can damage your fuel pump or even clog your fuel injectors. But is this really true, or is it just a myth? The truth is that running your fuel level too low can cause problems for your car in the short and long term. Here's what you need to know: Potential Short-Term Problems: Stalling: When your fuel level gets too low, your engine may not be able to get enough fuel to keep running, and it may stall out. Reduced Performance: As the fuel level drops, your car may start to experience reduced performance, especially during acceleration. Fuel Pump Damage: Running your car on a low fuel level can cause your fuel pump to work harder, which can lead to premature wear and even damage. Potential Long-term Problems: Fuel Injector Clogging: Ove ... read more

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