Why To Keep Your Gas Tank from Running Empty This Winter

One of the things that we recommend at Sheehy Nissan of White Marsh is that you keep your gas tank full during these winter months. It may sound a little bit tricky, but doing so will make sure that you won't run out of gas whenever you need it the most.

The truth about your gas tank is that the empty space in the tank is taken up by fuel vapors. These vapors condense on both sides of the tank as the weather gradually gets cooler and cooler during the winter months. Water vapor also mixes with the fuel, meaning that there is less fuel economy. Finally, your fuel tank can rust during winter months on the sides.

Truthfully, gasoline acts as a coolant. This means that gasoline can stick to both sides of the tank and cold temperatures can cause the water lines in your vehicle to freeze as water vapor builds up in a low tank.

For more information before your oil is in need of a check, stop in and learn more from our staff in Nottingham, MD!

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