There’s no better time than to tell a story that’s actually happened.
I have been fortunate to not run out of gas in my year of driving. But, oh, there have been so many times that I’ve come close to running out of gas. I get so paranoid that I’ll actually not get a full tank.
The paranoia is fueled by a lot of reasons. I have to drive everywhere, and most of the places I have to go are for personal reasons and/or are for people close to me that desperately need help. It’s a price I’m willing to pay, but so many times I go through the thought of running out of gas on the road or on the highway.
This will be beneficial not only for me, but for you as well. Everyone should have an idea on what you should do if you run out of gas, so this is a good refresher for those who could use it, courtesy from your friends at Glenn Ford Lincoln in Lexington.
Get to Safety
Make sure you’re away from oncoming traffic and are as far away from the road as possible. Not only do you want to make sure you are safe, but your fellow driving comrades aren’t coming straight for your car.
Call for Help
You have a cell phone, more than likely, and you should call for help if you need it. Find someone who could get you a gallon or two of gas that’ll help you, or call for roadside assistance. Also, this is a very important tip: Make sure your phone is charged and has good battery.
Have a Gallon of Gas On You at All Times
It’s better to be safe than sorry. If you don’t have your phone on you, make sure you have at least a little bit of gas on your person is the best way to go. Just make sure the cap is tight and not leaking while driving.
These are only a few small tips, but I feel a lot safer about my car if I ever run into this problem, and so should you. Your friendly Lexington-area Ford dealership never wants you to experience that, especially in, say, one of their new 2016 Ford Explorers in Lexington!