Going in reserve is not the best
Not visiting the gas station until the last minute, basically when you are about to run out of gas, is a negative practice because it involves certain risks arising. Thus, diesel or gasoline cars should not circulate more than is strictly necessary in reserve, in any case, there are many who resort to it.
It is not something beneficial for the car or for our pocket. We may be one of those who refuel from 10 to 10 euros… something that does not imply spending less because you will only get make more visits to the gas station, wasting more time and in the end you will spend the same money on fuel. But the thing does not end there…
And it is that, beyond this, we can lead (almost deliberately) to our car suffering possible (and important) mechanical failuresand that in no case is it worth it to circulate a few more kilometers in reserve, while we see how the fine that the agent will give us is not precisely small.
What mechanical problems can we have
Because as much as the price of fuel has risen, it is necessary to take care of the vehicle and make sure that it does not run out of fuel while driving. The fact is that the reserve exists precisely for that: to be able to cover a few last kilometers without stopping.
But the truth is that, although it is a common concept for all tanks, the reserve liters can radically change between your car and someone else’s. Also, before going into specific data, the first thing to keep in mind is that it is not good to rush the deposit in case unforeseen events arise.
Basically, because seeing yourself in a situation like this generates unnecessary stress and affects the way you drive, since we stop paying attention to the traffic. But there is more; because the three parts that are harmed if you usually wait to the limit before refueling are:
- The car bomb because air may enter and bubbles are generated that can cause a breakdown.
- The life of The filters is shortened.
- injectors. Rushing the deposit will cause dirt to accumulate in the injectors and spoil them.
Therefore, it is not good to drive with the tank in reserve or almost empty because it affects the car… and a fine.
It carries a fine of 200 euros
At the same time, if we run out of fuel on a road we will have to stop the car, something that, in this scenario and as stipulated by Article 90 of the General Circulation Regulation, it is only allowed if it is an accident or breakdown. In any other case we will be sanctioned.
Arriving at this situation has a cost: the driver could find himself with a financial penalty of 200 euros. Although, in reality, the fine can be increased if you decide to stop the car and go to a gas station to buy fuel. In this case, the fine would amount to up to 3,000 euros for transporting a flammable liquid in a non-approved container.