Fuel is to the vehicle what oxygen is to the human body. To help drivers avoid running out of gas, automakers install fuel gauges in all vehicles.
When the fuel gauge drops below 10 percent, the light on the dashboard illuminates to notify the driver.
Although the LED allows for safe driving for a set distance, usually to the nearest gas station, some drivers like to test the vehicle's limits.
Kenyans.co.ke warns about the perils of driving on nearly empty tanks:
Any sudden stops, whether in traffic or on the highway, pose the greatest risk. Once the turn signal is on, the car is under no obligation to give any stall warning.
This leads to unneeded shame and additional costs. In order to get gas, for instance, you might have to hire a rider.
Also, the driver would have to foot the bill for the rider's transportation, all while worrying about whether or not the passenger will come back. As an example, if a car stalls in the middle of an expressway, the driver could be subject to a fine.
Driving on a nearly empty tank is hazardous to the gasoline pump. The oil in the tank is used to lubricate the pump as it oscillates inside the tank to accomplish its purpose.
A worn-out pump is the result of the friction caused by a tank that is half empty. Moreover, air can get trapped in the pump, which can cause ripple effects all the way through the fuel system.
If there are any pockets of air in the tract, the car will not fire properly. It's the sudden disappearance of all of your car's power all at once.
This is because, while the car is moving forward, the fuel in the tank is ignited to provide the energy needed to move the car. Power has been lost because air cannot support combustion.
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