What To Do When You Run Out Of Fuel

It’s a dangerous game to play figuring out whether you should head straight to the petrol station when your low fuel light comes on, or whether you should try to get to your next destination instead. In most cases, you would most likely head to the petrol station, but in the situation that your car runs out of petrol, what do you do?

In this blog, we’ll tell you exactly what you need to do when you run out of fuel. Here are our top 3 tips for running out of fuel…

#1 Find A Safe Place To Move To

One of the most important things to consider when you run out of fuel is whether you are in a safe place or not. Your safety is paramount, so ensure you move to an area that is safe to stop in and then put your hazard lights on.

If your car is starting to splutter, it is most likely going to come to a stop very soon. If this happens try and get to a safe spot as soon as you can; this could be the slow or inside lane.

#2 Ensure Your Car Is Visible

Another thing to think about when you run out of fuel is whether people can see you or not. In the winter season, when it gets darker outside a lot quicker than summer and the cold weather starts to creep up on you, it is even more important to ensure your car is visible.

With your hazard lights on, you’re more than likely going to be seen by other drivers. But to ensure you are as visible as possible, make sure you have a reflective jacket stored in the car as well as a warning triangle ready to place 45 metres behind your car when needed.

#3 Call For Help

Once you have made yourself visible and have a safe place to pull over, it is time to call for help. Get in touch with your local roadside recovery company who will be able to help you get to your next destination safely.

We work 24 hours a day, 365 days a year so whenever you need us, we’re here for you. All of our vans are equipped with onboard diagnostic equipment, tools and parts and tracked so we can provide accurate information on our current location. If you find yourself out of fuel and stuck at the side of the road, simply give us a call on 0870 600 3444.