Today I am explaining to you why you should not run on the fuel reserve.
Personally, I’m still lazy to refuel. I always wait until the last minute.
Well believe me, the consequences for the engine can be serious and expensive.
And I know what I’m talking about; I had some mechanical issues that made my wallet quite sore.
Find out why you should not drive on the fuel reserve. Look :
1. You risk running out of fuel
Even if the technology in cars advances, the fuel gauge is not absolutely safe.
It may vary depending on the fuel, the grade of the vehicle and your type of driving.
So don’t wait until the last moment to refuel.
You risk running out of fuel and on the highway, it can be expensive!
In addition, it is dangerous and you even risk a fine!
Be aware that running out of fuel can have consequences depending on the type of engine.
Without going into too much detail, some engines are not equipped with what is called a priming pump.
This pump is needed to restart a vehicle when the tank is empty.
If your car does not have one, do not force restart and call a repairman.
2. Your vehicle loses power
Do you regularly drive on the reserve?
Know that by force, your fuel pump is less well supplied.
Increasingly, your engine runs on gasoline vapor rather than the liquid itself.
Result. He doesn’t like it at all!
The vehicle becomes less efficient and in addition you damage the famous fuel pump.
3. You damage the injectors
With time, impurities or other dirt from the station tanks settle to the bottom of your tank.
And it’s that bottom of fuel that you use when you’re on reserve.
You see what I mean ?
Residues can then be injected into your engine and foul your injectors.
This is all the more true for Diesel, because the diesel is heavier and the waste is fatter.
So be careful, because an injector is very, very expensive to replace!
4. You damage the fuel filter
Not to mention the tank to bleed if you run out of fuel with your Diesel, hello other costs!
By driving too often on the reserve, you use up your fuel filter much faster.
Normally, a filter is changed every 30,000 km.
Except that driving too often on the reserve causes it to change every 15 to 20,000 km.
Not super economical is it …
Riding on the reserve is not a good idea …
You now know that it is not at all advisable to drive on the reserve.
It can hurt the engine and cost you money in engine maintenance and repair.
And it concerns all types of vehicles: Twingo, 206, Dacia Sandero, Fiat 500, Toyota Aygo, Clio …
It is advisable to fill up with fuel as soon as the gauge reaches a quarter of the dial.
It avoids being in full stress and wondering how many km have to be done in reserve.
And you, do you have the habit of driving on the gasoline reserve? Tell us in the comments. We can’t wait to hear from you!
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