Why You Should Keep Your Fuel Tank Full in Winter

One of the most important things that a car owner should do is keep the fuel tank of your automobile full of gas in the winter months. You do not want to run out of gas during this time of year, especially in the Helena, MT weather. One of the things that can help is to pretend that half a tank of gas is the empty mark. When the needle reaches empty, fill the tank.

Running your gas tank very low can cause a few problems. One of the problems is that the fuel pump can burn up. Since the fuel pump is located in the fuel tank, the gas serves as a coolant to the fuel pump. This is also good to do in the summer. The other issue is that moisture can develop in the tank because of heat and cool temperatures.

The advantage to keeping your car full in the winter is that you actually get more gas in the tank when it is cold outside than in the heat of summer. Gas prices are lower during this time of year. They may go up a little bit during the holidays. Pick up more winter driving advice from the auto service experts at Lithia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat of Helena!

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