Tonight, this is what I saw while driving home from a meeting. The needle on the fuel gauge completely migrated to the far left, piercing the letter "E" right through the middle.
And yet once the range indicator read "0 miles to empty," I kept on driving. For another ten miles.
I don't do this often. It's not good for your vehicle to do so. But if I didn't test things and myself beyond pre-established limitations, how would I know just how far I could push the envelope?
My Toyota Tundra has a 26 gallon tank, according to the owner's manual. Yet after driving another ten miles after having zero miles of range left, I was only able to put 21 gallons of gas in it. Many Tundra owners report having the same experience. Apparently, Toyota allows for a five gallon reserve.
Be safe. But push yourself and your gear sometimes.
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