How Far Can You Really Go on Empty?

gas_gauge_emptyYou know when that pesky little light goes off on your dashboard? No, not the “check engine” light. At Advance Auto Parts, we know exactly what to do with that one. Pull on up to one of our stores and ask a Team Member to use a code scanner to help diagnose the likely problem.

We’re talking about that other light—the one that tells you that you’re going to run out of gas soon! But how soon?

Recently, we were able to track down some statistical evidence that may help you make a more informed decision. Check it out at It’s a simple little site that gathers facts and stories from car owners about how far their car will go after the empty gas tank light comes on.

Acura CL


As an example, seven people have said their Acura CL will go 60 miles before it’s really out of gas! Most people voted in the 35-45 mile range for this particular vehicle.

The site also features some entertaining stories, if you have the time.

So, what do you drive and how far can you go on empty?  Tell us in the comments section!