On a lot of websites many People say it’s a good idea to fill up the gas tank when it gets to be half full. A lot of them do so so they can get out of Dodge in a hurry.
I can see their point, however; if a Person does that all the time don’t they wind up with a half a tank of bad gas every month, all year long?
Isn’t that a bad thing?
Unless of course you use fuel stabilizer. But who does that on an everyday basis?
I just wondered about that. How bad is it to do so? Is it a real minor issue or does it add up to huge maintenance and repair bills much sooner than if you waited until the tank was under 1/4 full to fill up? Or is it nothing?
I know it used to be important to keep the tank full in the Winter in older cars, is that still true? Shh, I’ve been doing it, but I’ve forgotten why. Ha.
I think I read somewhere that on some cars if you let the gas level get too low you can damage the electronic fuel pump, i.e. long after the little fuel light comes on on the dashboard. As I scratch my head to remmeber, I think that happened to me once, or maybe it was from running it out of gas completely? I forget which. Modern fuel delivery systems seem so delicate to me.
In case you didn’t know, while using Firefox, I can only see the first five lines of my question in the Post Comment box. If I want to say more I have to copy and paste it from Notepad. Or maybe this is how you encourage People to keep the questions short? People like myself do tend to go long, so I could understand that.