Despite being better prepared, and monitoring the gas tank’s levels, many people will experience running out of gas and being stranded on the roadside. Being vigilant can help avoid this situation, but sometimes we push our vehicles more than they can go, or life is distracting, and we don’t realize how much gas has been used until it is too late. In any case, we at Citywide Towing Service would like to share some tips on what to do when you run out of fuel.
Use Hazard Lights & Get Off the Road
When you realize you are out of gas, you can usually coast off to the side of road. Getting onto the shoulder, or out of the road’s lanes, is vital for your safety. Turn on your hazard lights and your blinker so people know there is a problem and get out off the road as carefully and safely as possible. Once there, put your vehicle in park. To help increase your visibility and predicament, and only if it is safe to do so, pop the hood of the car and use your roadside flares or reflector markers from your emergency roadside kit.
Call Someone You Know when You Run Out of Gas
If you are close to a friend or family member and not too far off the beaten path, you can usually call a loved one for aid. Have them take you to the nearest gas station where you can fill a small gas can and take you back to the vehicle. You can pour the can in the tank and it will be enough to get you to the gas station so you can properly fill it up.
Contact Roadside Assistance
Ultimately, having roadside assistance service bring you fuel is the safest and most efficient option. For people that do not have anyone to call or have been turned down by potential help because of their life’s schedules, having a pro deliver your fuel will ensure it gets to you. Additionally, having a depleted gas tank may not be the extent of the problems, and you have a backup towing expert to help you get your vehicle where it needs to go. If you run out of gas in a remote area, this scenario is best to wait for roadside assistance. In remote areas, it can be longer on foot to walk, especially if you are not familiar with the area, and there is no one who can get to your location. Be sure your hazard lights are on, doors are locked and secure, and you have your phone available. Call for roadside assistance and fuel delivery services and wait until they get there. Keep in mind that remote areas might take the driver a little longer to get there.
Be Prepared when Traveling
If you are heading into unfamiliar territory, be sure to be ready with two routes on to get to your destination, including noting where the gas stations are. Consider refueling earlier on the trip to avoid running out. Keep on eye on your gas meter. Keep the contact information of roadside assistance in your cellphone and a card or written information in case the phone is inoperable.
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If you run out of fuel in the Greater Dallas, TX area, the experts of Citywide Towing Service are readily available to come to your assistance and provide the fuel you need and be prepared to offer a tow if the issue deeper than needing more fuel.