Reasons To Keep Your Gas Tank Full. “E” is the letter we all dread seeing on our gas gauges. It pretty much means that we have to think about getting to the nearest gas station ASAP, or risk getting stuck on the side of the road somewhere. It is advised that you never let your gas gauge needle reach down to the E, because it isn’t good for your vehicle at all. Still, some people choose to take the risk of driving their vehicles on an empty fuel tank. There are quite a lot of disadvantages of running your vehicle on an empty gas tank, but this article will focus on the reasons you should keep it full.. Your vehicle can experience mechanical benefits from having a full tank. The gasoline works as a coolant for the electric fuel pump motor. If your tank has no gasoline, your fuel pump may start to suck air inside it and overheat, thus damaging itself. Also, the gunky material at the bottom of the tank may get sucked up into the different vehicle part. It may clog parts like the fuel injector if the fuel filter doesn’t catch it. In terms of a diesel engine, if it runs dry, the vehicle’s injector pump may get filled with air and then the engine won’t start.. Many times, people claim that the lighter you keep your gas tank, the better your fuel efficiency, because the vehicle won’t have to work as hard to carry the load of the tank. That’s not true, because the weight of a full fuel tank as compared to the weight of most vehicles is pretty minor. In actuality, the more fuel you leave in the tank, the more likely your vehicle will be fuel-efficient, because there won’t be air inside it, causing the remaining fuel to evaporate.. It is so very dangerous to drive without fuel in your tank, especially in the coldest of winter or the hottest of summer. This is because “driving on fumes” can actually cause your engine to fail and a failed engine can cause failed brakes and power steering as well. You don’t want that to happen on the road, especially when you’re driving your family in the vehicle as well.. It’s better to keep your engine filled with gas, so that it won’t be an inconvenience to you. It’s much easier to fill a half-empty gas tank on a busy day, than to have to get your vehicle repaired because of the damage it sustained by running on an empty tank or because of the fact that you must stop what you’re doing to get your tank filled before your vehicle cuts off.. You can save yourself the expense of having to repair your vehicle of the damages it sustained from having it run on empty. It’s much, much cheaper to refill your gas tank than to pay hundreds and thousands of dollars on repairing the damages caused by running on E.. If you are looking for small engine repair services in Ottawa, mobile car battery boosting, lawn mower and lawn tractor repairs and tune-ups, or snow blower repairs then give us a call to book your mobile small engine repair today. We fix, repair, and tune-up small engines such as lawn mowers and snow blowers and home generators. The best part is that we come to you so no more waiting in line or traveling back and forth to fix your small engine equipment. Also if you are looking for generator repair services in Ottawa to ensure that you have sufficient power for your home if the power goes out then give us a call to book your mobile power generator repair today. We fix, repair, and tune-up all major brands of home generators to keep your powered up during power outages. The best part is that we come to you so no more waiting in line or traveling back and forth to fix your power generator for your home in Ottawa.