What does it actually mean if the needle is on empty?

September 12th, 2018 by

How far will a VW go on empty?

If there is no gas in your Volkswagen vehicle, it’s not going to be able to take you anywhere. This should be an obvious statement, but people run their cars dry all the time. Sometimes life gets in the way and mundane tasks like stopping for gas are easily forgotten. On the other hand, there are more than a few drivers out there that like to live life on the ragged edge and like to see how far they can push the limits. Most VWs on the road today come with a low fuel light to let people know the end is near. Thanks to TankOnEmpty.com, the information is available to get a strong estimation of how far a Volkswagen vehicle will go when the gauge hits the big E. Click on the photos for more information about each of the profiled vehicles.

We have chosen six of the most popular VW vehicles available at Spitzer Volkswagen and ran the numbers to see how much further they can go when the fuel gets low. It’s also worth noting that regularly running a vehicle completely out of gas can cause some problems. Fuel is moved to from the tank to the engine using an electric pump, which creates heat. The fuel actually helps keep the fuel pump cool and when too much air goes through it failures can happen. This can lead to pretty severe repair bills that may or may not be covered under the automaker’s warranty program.

If you would like to learn more about the fuel-efficient options for sale at Spitzer Volkswagen, make an appointment with a sales professional today.

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