Car gas delivery in San Lorenzo, California

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First hint of running out of fuel is the blinking light next to the steering wheel, showing “E.” this sign means you only have a few miles to go before your car run out of the gas.

  1. When your fuel gauge hits empty, your car won’t die immediately. You’ll notice warning signs indicating it’s time to pull over safely.
  2. If you’re running low on gas, watch out for these symptoms to confirm that your car has run out of fuel: loss of power, engine sputtering, surging and backfiring.
  3. One of the earliest signs of an empty gas tank is a loss of power, which is most noticeable when going uphill. If your car doesn’t accelerate when you press the gas pedal, you’re likely experiencing fuel starvation.
  4. Another symptom of an empty gas tank is engine sputtering, which occurs when too much air and insufficient fuel enter the cylinder. You might feel a jerking sensation while driving.
  5. Surging is also a sign of inconsistent fuel supply, and it feels like your car momentarily stops and then thrusts forward. Backfiring, although uncommon in newer vehicles, can also indicate that you’re out of gas.
  1. Remain calm and composed if you are running out of gas.
  2. There is a great chance that you may go up to a few more miles. 
  3. Move to the right lane, turn your hazard light and reduce your car speed to 55 mph.
  4. Switch off the AC and all other accessories like stereo and phone chargers.
  5. If your navigation system finds a gas station downhill then try to use that.
  6. While coasting your car, you should avoid to use the Neutral gear because it may waste more fuel to keep the engine running so you don’t lose power steering and brakes.
  7. Call your AAA or insurance agent. You may even call your friends and do not hesitate to call 9-1-1 if no other help is available.
  8. ​Call towing company near by your location.
  • Avoid stalling your car completely by pushing it little further. Get the vehicle as far off the road as possible to allow for traffic to get by.
  • In case you are not able to pull over the car off the road then switch on the hazard light and carefully exit the vehicle and find a safe place off the highway.
  • Call for help like your AAA or insurance company or a roadside assistance company. Make sure to let them know your exact location. You may use your smart phone to find the coordinates or look for any road signs.
  • Wait patiently and always look out for the surroundings to ensure your safety.
  • You may flag down for help from the passing cars.
    • Try to use bright clothing or any other object to capture the attention of the passing cars.
    • If some one stops, then you may ask them to bring you gas or make a call for you or give you a ride to the nearest gas station.
    • Be extra careful when riding with strangers if they refuse to help you with other options.
  • Maintain a quarter-tank fuel level at all times.
  • The pressure of your tires should be maintained according to the owner’s manual.
  • Whenever your fuel light illuminates, go to a gas station right away and fill up.
  • If you’re driving a long distance, be sure to keep your gas container filled up.