2012 Ford Explorer: Running On Empty
March 06, 2012
When I first moved to California, a friend advised me to never let my car's gas level drop below a half tank. He said it was an earthquake safety measure. In the event of a large earthquake, you wouldn't be able to gas up anywhere to escape town. I thought that was a little extreme.
Our rule at the office is that you never bring a car back with less than a quarter tank of gas out of consideration for your fellow drivers, unless of course you are doing a pre-planned fuel experiment.
I've been working from home a little under the weather this week. The Explorer's tank was getting low on my way home from the office Friday but I just wanted to get home. I've been in the house all weekend and yesterday I finally ventured out to the doctor but I still didn't have enough energy to stop and fill up. I wouldn't normally let it get this empty. I will definitely fuel up before returning to the office tomorrow.
How low do you generally let your tank go?
Donna DeRosa, Managing Editor @ 10,874 miles