Motorists Run Out Of Gas And Need Road Service

images4.jpegRoad service calls have been at an all time high because motorists are running out of gas. It seems that people have been putting off trips to the gas pump because of the increasingly high gas prices.

Many people run out of gas during snowstorms because they aren’t expecting to sit idle behind an accident or wait for a plow in front of them. The result is motorists stranded on the side of the road.

Roadside assistance calls due to drivers running out of gas increased 10 percent in the winter of 2007, in comparison to the same period of time in 2006.

Although it can be hard on your wallet to fill your tank with gas, it is much better for the engine of your vehicle. If you are running on empty a lot, you are more likely to have the sludge sitting on the bottom of your fuel tank sucked up. This will cause your fuel filter and pump to be gummed up. In the long run it will create problems.

Motorists need to bite the bullet and fill up their tanks before cutting it too close. Nobody wants to be stranded on the side of the road in a snowstorm. Of course, make sure you have a road service program in case of an unforeseen emergency.

Posted on Monday, February 25th, 2008 at 2:11 pm In Road Service  

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