Not only is it bad for your car to run out of gas but it can also leave you stranded for quite a while and feeling embarrassed. Even if you make the smart choice and pair roadside assistance with your extended auto warranty, you still want to avoid running out of fuel if at all possible. Here are a few helpful reminders to assist you.
- Have a set level to fill up at. Some cautious drivers choose to fill up when the gas gauge hits 50%. Braver drivers may wait until a quarter of a tank is left. Whatever you do, don’t wait until a light comes on or the car makes an audible sound. At that point, you may be too low to reach a gas station if there is not one nearby.
- Check the traffic and use GPS. Before you leave for a drive, make sure you won’t be sitting in traffic for a while. Using GPS can help reroute you if something goes wrong up ahead. If you do anticipate traffic, fill the tank at the beginning of your trip.
- Use mobile apps to help find gas stations. There are plenty of apps that can help you find a local gas station and may even allow you to compare prices. These are great for when you are traveling.
Keep Your Car Fueled Up and Maintain Your Peace of Mind
If you do find yourself in an emergency situation such as needing auto repairs or (perish the thought) running out of gas, it’s good to know you are covered. Vehicle Service Center has plenty of extended warranty options as well as roadside assistance and even trip interruption insurance. To get a free quote, you can visit us online or give our vehicle protection specialists a call at 1-800-280-6708.