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    Have you ever run completely out of gas?

    created by mtteacher 9 days 6 hours 12 minutes ago

    Category: World

    Have you ever run completely out of gas?

    Good Morning CNET,

    It is a balmy -10 here this morning! I lectured my son this AM about not letting his gas tank get below a 1/4 of a tank when it is this cold so that he could warm up his car and make it to school without getting stranded.

    Truth is I have done this very thing! I always think I can make it and get gas later when I am not in a rush... Well I ran out one time on the interstate and had to call a friend to bring me gas..... You'd think I'd learn but I still press my luck. :)

    -mtteacher(Becky)

    Re: Have you ever run completely out of gas?

    Becky,

    My mom always lectured me and it stuck! I usually fill up on a quarter tank of 1/8th tank. So he might learn from you without having to learn the hard way.

    Having a lot of gas in your tank can also help if it snows or is icy. It makes your car heavier.

    Stay warm. :)

    Best wishes,
    Laura

    Re: Have you ever run completely out of gas?

    Aloha Becky,

    How is your morning wake up going? I remember you were going to start waking up 5 minutes early and work your way towards getting up an hour earlier? How is that going? My morning routine is now non-existent and I am struggling to get it back. I have been getting up later and later and having trouble just making it out of bed let alone getting up early to have a morning routine. I sure hope you are doing better than I am!

    I have never completely run out of gas. When I even get close to being empty I am at the gas station filling up. I especially don't like to travel on a certain highway, the H3 without at least a half a tank of gas. It would freak me out so much to run out of gas on that highway. I hate driving on it in general but I am especially conscious of how much gas is in my tank when I drive on it. After having a roommate who ran out of gas on the highway a few years ago and having to make a run to bring them gas it has left an imprint on me to never find myself in that situation since it is such a hassle. I don't think I've ever even let the warning light to get gas come on in my car. My car will tell me exactly how many miles I have left before I am out of gas. I very much appreciate this feature and will keep an eye on it when my tank is getting low.

    Thanks for the forum!

    - Wanderer

    Re: Have you ever run completely out of gas?

    I've yet to experience running completely out of gas but I did cut it pretty close over the summer! We were driving up to Maine and had just gotten over the border around midnight. It's been a little while since I made the drive and I thought my aunt's house would be closer. That and the thick fog made me miss a couple of the exits for gas.

    First gas station we get to is closed down - no gas.

    On vapors, we made it to the next one about 5 miles down the road and were able to fill up.

    I will never make that mistake again lol.