Though they try to be prepared for these circumstance as well as monitor the gas levels to avoid he event all together, many people will experience running out gas and being stranded on the roadside. Whether you momentarily forget to check on the gauge, were trying to push the gas mileage limits, or simply have a faulty gauge; depleting the fuel in the tank happens inconveniently. To help you get out of this issue smoothly, we at Calderon Tow & Auto would like to offer a few recommendations on how to handle this common event.
Turn On Hazard Lights & Get Out of Traffic
Typically, you have enough power to the car to coast off the roadside once you realize your gas has depleted. To avoid potential hazard risks staying in traffic, get as far to the shoulder or out of the road as possible. Use your blinker to safely get over so people can get off the road once you flip on the hazard lights. Be sure to leave your hazard lights on once off the road and put the vehicle in park. In order to improve your safety, increase your visibility and the predicament you are in by popping the hood of the vehicle and use your roadside flares or reflector markers from your emergency roadside kit.
Call Family or a Friend to Bring You Gas
If they are available, call a family member or friend to help you with either a ride or to bring you gas. After they take you to and from a nearby gas station, you can fill a small gas can and take you back to the vehicle. Once you put enough in the tank to get you there, it will be enough to get you to the gas station so you can properly fill it up.
Reach Out for Roadside Assistance
Ultimately, having roadside assistance service bring you fuel to your location is the safest and most efficient option. Particularly for people that do not have anyone to call or have been turned down by potential help because of their life’s schedules, have a pro deliver your fuel will ensure it gets to you. In order to help you get your vehicle where it needs to go if the gas tank is not the extent of the problems, you can have a backup towing expert.
Being in a Remote Area with an Empty Gas Tank
You definitely want roadside assistance when you run out of gas in a remote area. You can have more problems making a hike, especially in an unfamiliar area. While waiting inside, keep the doors locked and secure and make yourself as visible with hazard lights, road flares, and so on. Remote areas may require more time to get to your location, so be patient.
Have a physical map and two routes plan in case the first route has problems along the way especially if are unfamiliar with route and destination when you are going on a road trip. Always refuel sooner than later and know where the gas stations. Keep a close eye on the gas meter and ensure your cellphone is charged and you have a car charger with you. Throughout the towns and counties, you roam through, consider taking the time to list various towing and roadside experts that may need.