Letting your gas tank run low could cause problems for your engine. The Wichita auto repair specialists at Tracy’s Automotive on Maple Street can help solve engine problems.
You knew you were low on gas, but you went ahead and drove to the jazz festival. At the price of gas these days, you’re putting off refills as long as possible. This time, you made it to the festival and home again with no problems. You’ll probably get some gas this coming week.
Trying to save money is understandable. Some drivers put off getting refills as long as possible. Others never really fill their tank, only putting in a few dollars worth that they hope will hold them for awhile.
Understandable, yes, but both strategies risk harming your car.
“Letting your car get below an eighth of a tank increases the odds you’ll damage your fuel system. To be on the safe side, refill by the time you’re down to a quarter tank,” according to news.yahoo.com. “Each time you fill your car’s gas tank, you end up adding some particulates and sediment that settle at the bottom of your tank, [says David Bennett, the manager of repair systems for AAA.] (This is even more important if you tend to buy cheaper gas rather than top-tier brands with more detergents and corrosion inhibitors that help extend the life of your car’s engine.)
“‘I’f you run the gas too low, you have the opportunity to pick up some of that sediment into your fuel system, which could then clog up your fuel filter.’ Worse yet, Bennett says, ‘It could clog your fuel injectors. And that would cause engine performance problems.'”
Best case scenario is that you only clog your fuel filter and need to replace it. Worse case – you damage your fuel injectors.
If you’re trying to save on gas, better strategies include filling up more than once a week and making sure your tire pressure is correct, according to new.yahoo.com.
If something does go wrong with your car’s fuel system or any other auto system, it’s time to consult the Wichita auto repair and auto care technicians at Tracy’s Automotive.
Tracy’s passion for a better tire buying, auto care and auto repair experience drove us to develop the model of Tracy’s Automotive Tire Pros. Tracy’s has turned hard work and inspiration into a booming tire and auto repair provider. Now Tracy’s has three locations and serves customers all over Wichita and Goddard – Maple Street auto care and auto repair, E First Street N and W 21st Street N.. Tracy’s is thrilled to be a part of your family’s trusted brands for all auto repair and tire needs.
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