Admit it, we sometimes still let our cars run even when the gas is nearing the empty line. Occasionally, we even let it run a few miles after the light comes on. So, how far is a car able to go after this alarm goes off? More importantly, is it dangerous to drive further when the low fuel light comes on?
Running on empty gas can be extremely risky. Picture being on the freeway when your car suddenly stops because your gas has run out. Your car might stop on a particularly dangerous spot or you might be miles from the nearest city. Of course, there’s the matter of not being on time for your appointments.
Aside from this, driving on empty can actually do damage to your vehicles. It primarily affects the catalytic converter, which should be fixed once it gets damaged. The habit of driving on low fuel can also damage your fuel pump. This is because any contamination in the gas is sent to the fuel pump when the tank is empty.