Client: Universal Technical Institute
Universal Technical Institute’s education managers, Scott Keene and Marty Kucha, tell Cars.com what to do when you’re about to run out of gas:
“Admit it: You’ve been there. We all have. You were making great time. You were trying to beat rush hour. You wanted to wait until the next food stop or bathroom break. But you cut it too close. Your fuel light came on. And now you’re in the middle of nowhere, with no idea how far it is to the next gas station. What do you do?
Scott Keene, education manager at UTI in Lisle, Ill., explained that turning off the air conditioning reduces engine stress, saving precious fuel, and should be done immediately. “As the electrical load in the car increases, you are increasing the strain on the alternator, which in turn increases the demand from the engine that results in a decrease in fuel economy,” Keene said.
With these tips and some luck, you’ll be able to make it to a gas station on fumes. But if you don’t, Marty Kucha, also an education manager at UTI, said to have your roadside assistance plan in place.”
Cars.com, “Six Things to Do When You’re About to Run Out of Gas,” April 25, 2016