The Dangers of Running Your Car On E

September 3rd, 2015 by

Pumping GasBesides your car payment, what is the biggest thing you spend your automotive dollars on? If you’re like most people, you probably answered fuel. No matter the length of your commute, you’re going to have to stop for gas at some point, but did you know that when you fuel up could impact the health of your vehicle? Today Freedom Honda, your local Colorado Springs Honda dealer, is here to tell you why should fill-up your ride before it hits E.

“E doesn’t stand for empty. It stands for enough.” Whether it was out of your own mouth or the mouth of someone else, you’ve probably heard a statement similar to this before. While it may seem harmless to let your gas tank “run on fumes,” it can actually cause you expensive problems. How’s that? Every gasoline-powered vehicle has a gas tank. Inside the gas tank, there is a part called a fuel pump, which sits in the middle of tank. When surrounded by cool gasoline, the fuel pump is able to operate the optimum temperature; however, as your gas tank has less fuel around the pump, it runs hotter. When you constantly keep a low-level of fuel in your vehicle, you run the risk of the pump running warmer than it needs to be. This will lead to the pump getting burnt out, and it will need to be replaced, which can be very costly. Don’t wait for the empty light to tell you need gas – be proactive about not letting your tank hit below a quarter of a tank.

If you have any questions about what you can do to extend the life and parts of your car, the service staff here at Freedom Honda is here to help!

Want to make less trips to the gas station? Come say hello to your friends at Freedom Honda! We have hundreds of fuel-efficient Hondas for you to test and take home! Stopping for gas constantly will be a thing of the past thanks to efficient cars like the Fit, Civic, and Accord. Stop by and see us today!

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