Hearing the low gas alarm and seeing it brightly lit on the dashboard is familiar to too many drivers. Most simply do not have the luck the hope for when they believe that they have enough to get to the next gas station or to their destination. You need a reputable towing company, such as Citywide Towing Service, in the event it is too late for refueling, can provide roadside assistance services, like fuel delivery to help you get out of a tough spot. In an effort to help you conserve fuel when it is close, we at Citywide Towing Service would like to share some a few recommendations today.
How to Conserve Gas when Running Low
Generally, before you are completely dry, you have 30-50 miles when the gas light alerts you that you are low on fuel. You can experience long stretches of gas stations if you are on major highways and when that moment the alert chimes, you need to look for a refueling station immediately. Be sure to pull over safely and use the GPS to find a station if need be should you have a cellphone.
1) If the A/C and/or heater is on, turn it off. You can conserve fuel by switching off the air conditioner or heater should you know that you are pushing it to the next gas station. By shutting off the central air or heater, the fuel economy can be reduced by up to 25%. Though it is a better option for getting stranded in unfavorable conditions. Though it is a better option for getting stranded in unfavorable conditions, this may make the car ride uncomfortable.
2) Make sure the windows up. Keeping the windows up will only improve the fuel economy since if you are shutting off the air conditioner, though keeping the windows up may be the last thing you want. Particularly at high speeds, rolled down windows compromise the aerodynamics of your vehicle created a drag-like effect. The rolled down windows will not affect the gas, keep in mind that if you are on surface roads and speeds are low, so they can be rolled down.
3) Avoid resistance. Any time your vehicle faces resistance, more fuel is spent. Causing you to use more fuel than going downhill is going uphill, for instance. If you can, use routes on flat roads or going downhill when tracking down a gas station. Avoid the stop and go actions whenever possible as well, if possible.
4) Accept when it is too late. Ensure to coast safely to the shoulder of the road when your gas is depleted, and you couldn’t make it to the nearest gas station. call a reputable towing company for fuel delivery after you and your vehicle are safe.
Keep an empty gas can in your trunk but avoid running out of fuel by ensuring your gas tank never drops below ¼ full. To prevent breaking down on the side of a rural road, play it safe when taking road trips and make sure you make stops for fuel sooner rather than later.
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Call Citywide Towing Service for roadside assistance and our experts will deliver quality fuel your vehicle requires to get you to the next gas station, when you run out of fuel in the Greater Dallas, TX area. A tow can also be provided, if necessary.