What to do when you’ve run out of fuel
Are you stranded with an empty tank? Here is what you should do:
- Make sure your vehicle is in a safe location, away from other traffic. If you’re parked on the side of a road, make sure to turn your hazard lights on. If it’s safe to do so, wait outside of your vehicle, behind guard rails. For more tips on staying safe when you’ve broken down, click here
- Request help from a trusted roadside assistance provider by clicking here
- Follow the instructions to finalise your request.
- Wait by your vehicle for the provider to arrive.
- Get back on the road!
What happens when a car runs out of fuel
Are you in the habit of waiting until that fuel light has been on for a few days before heading to the servo? If you do, then the good news is that most modern engines allow for some leeway when it comes to fuel. The fuel light will generally come on when you still have a couple of litres in the tank but this can differ substantially between different makes and models of cars. As a rule of thumb, you should try to fuel up soon after the light has come on.
But, if you get stuck then you can always get help with gotU
Staying safe when you’ve broken down
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