How far can you drive your vehicle after the low fuel light comes on?


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Pablo Friesen
November 26, 2019 9:38PM

How far you can drive “on empty,” or when the low fuel light illuminates, is typically somewhere between 25 and 108 miles, according to a chart from car repair and maintenance company YourMechanic. The chart looks at the top 50 selling vehicles in the U.S. in 2015, and for each of them, it details how much fuel is left when the gas light goes on and roughly how many miles you can drive without running totally dry.

How far your fumes will take you depends on several factors, including your driving habits, the road conditions, and what type of car you have. It’s important to note that although sometimes driving on empty is a necessity, it should not be made a habit, as it can do serious damage to your vehicle by sending debris that rest near the bottom of the tank up through the fuel pump.

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Chris Hawkins
December 09, 2019 3:03PM
I'm not sure ... but this topic was the center of a classic Seinfeld episode with Kramer (the "Dealership", #167).
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Lawrence Nevis
December 09, 2019 4:37AM
Until the vehicle runs out of fuel...
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Savanah Dickerson
December 08, 2019 7:43PM
It can be however long your car is set for i am set for 30 miles after the light comes on and that is what it usually is set to in cars
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charlayia smith
December 06, 2019 7:26PM
anywhere between 30 and 50 mile to get to the nerest gas station
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Ivanhoe Magnifico
December 12, 2019 4:52PM
On most cars the low fuel light comes on at two gallons left giving you plenty of time to find a gas station even in the countryside.
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Sophie McKinney Маккинни
December 12, 2019 11:48AM
I have a Nissan Tiida and can drive about 50 km after the low fuel light comes on
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Anas Aamir
December 09, 2019 9:45PM
Knowing how many miles you can drive on an empty gas tank prevents ... or how few – miles you can actually drive after the light comes on.
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Anas Aamir
December 09, 2019 9:41PM
half a meter (50)
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Trevor Calwonsen
December 09, 2019 4:26PM
15 miles
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Steve Willow
December 09, 2019 6:09AM
It's all based on current barometric pressure and ground surface temperature where you are driving. Without knowledge of those factors any answer given is just a guess. 32 minutes is my guess.
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Malachi Deel
December 06, 2019 7:14PM
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Jacob Hall
December 06, 2019 6:52PM
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Mr info
December 05, 2019 10:34PM
Depends on the vehicle and the size of the fuel tank. It is best to fill up and again when it comes on so you know how much fuel you have. A Big factor people don't know is that running low on fuel causes your fuel pump to fail prematurely. The fuel pump uses fuel as a running low often will result in a BIG$$$ repair.
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December 11, 2019 9:14PM
Depends when it stops
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Kyro Lei Villadelgado Daniel
December 09, 2019 1:00PM
how to know what the answer ???!!!!