Cars are important to many people living in developed countries since it is a private form of transportation. They allow us to timely and efficiently get from one place to another.
But gas is not cheap and that may be one reason why some people tend to squeeze out as many miles as they can from a tank of gas.
But it might not actually be such a good idea to constantly run your car on low gas.
Read more to find out.
If you are trying to save money by holding out on filling up your tank, here are three reasons why it is not a good idea to run your tank on low.
The electric motor of the fuel pump is actually cooled by the fuel. So when there is a lack of fuel in the tank, this causes the windings to cool itself with air instead of liquid gasoline.
This leads to the fuel pump electric motor potentially overheating since gases are not as efficient in removing heat from the windings as liquids.
When heat from the winding cannot be removed efficiently, this leads to overheating and then eventually the melting of the windings.
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