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Awesome chart shows you how far you can drive on empty

Every car is different.

Awesome chart shows you how far you can drive on empty
Fuel is not a problem here. | Photo from Pixabay.

There are two types of people in this world – those who panic and fill up their cars with gas when the needle hits 25% or so, and people who wait until the gas light comes on, then check the odometer so they can drive the entire 30 miles to absolute empty before coasting into a gas station on fumes.

I mean…it's not empty until it's empty, right?

But just how far can you drive your car once that gas light comes on? Should you trust your manual?

I believe that reads empty.
Photo from Pixabay. | I believe that reads empty.

Now, thanks to Your Mechanic sharing this information in a recent post, you can know for sure. Of course, they also want to warn you that driving on a low fuel level or running out of gas can actually damage your car.

Proceed at your own risk.

How far you can go on empty.
Graph from Your Mechanic. | How far you can go on empty.

Here's a link to a larger version of the chart.

These are, of course, approximations that depend on several factors, including how you drive, your car's condition, etc. So don't automatically blame your mechanic if you find yourself stranded on the side of the road.


This article originally appeared on 06.25.21.

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