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How far will my car go with the fuel light on?
In the old days of cars, drivers who gambled with how much gas was left in their tanks were often rudely surprised when their vehicles unexpectedly came to a stop. More recently, auto manufacturers have helped owners out by putting low fuel warning lights in cars, trucks and SUVs. Unfortunately, how far a car will go with the fuel light on depends on several different factors. Motion Kia wants people to be able to get the most out of their vehicles, as well as remain as safe as possible while out on the road. Hopefully, this guide will help you avoid any fuel-related inconveniences.
Range when the gauge is on empty
There are no hard standards on how far a car will go with the fuel light on. Most, if not all, modern vehicles have a fair amount of security built into the fuel tank to give drivers some peace of mind. How far a vehicle will travel with the low-fuel warning light on depends on the vehicle itself as well as the terrain on which it is driving. For instance, a compact hatchback will likely be able to travel further than a heavier full-size pickup truck.
Average Kia fuel range on empty
|Kia Sorento||35.65 miles|
|Kia Sedona||39.70 miles|
|Kia Soul||43 miles|
|Kia Forte||32.08 miles|
|Kia Optima||34.89 miles|
Don’t run the tank dry
Most people don’t think about the damage that can be done to a vehicle when the fuel tank is run dry. As a part of the fuel system, a pump is used to move gasoline from the tank to the engine where it’s ignited. Like any pump, letting it run dry is bad because the fuel actually helps keep the pump cool. Repeatedly allowing the tank to become completely empty can severely damage the fuel pump, which can be costly to repair.
If you have any questions about the needed maintenance of your Kia vehicle or if it’s time to upgrade, contact a Motion Kia representative today.