How far can you really go on empty?

gas_gauge_emptyOh, how we wish we’d thought of this!  You 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—just 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 almost out of gas! The one that makes you ponder either stopping for gas immediately, or driving around another several days. Recently, we were able to track down some statistical evidence that may help you make a more informed decision. Check it out at: tankonempty.com

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.

Here’s the information they’ve gathered on my good ol’ Acura CL.

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If I’m reading this right, seven people have said their Acura CL will go 60 miles before it’s really out of gas! I don’t know about that.  Hmmm, now I’m really going to have to pay attention. I’m on day number two right now, but I’ve only driven about 20 miles. Most people voted in the 35-45 mile range for this particular vehicle. Ah well, we’ll just have to see.

Make sure to check out the site—some of the stories are pretty funny, too.

When you’re done, just remember, if you need a new gas cap, or fuel treatment to maintain optimal performance for whatever gas you do still have, stop by an Advance Auto Parts store, or shop online.

We may not be able to tell you exactly how far you can drive, but we can help ensure that you’re safe and secure on the road, using the best auto parts possible.

So, how far can you go?  Tell us in the comments section!

Name That Part revealed – Water Outlet Coolant Flange

This one was a bit trickier than last week’s muffler…that said, many of you still guessed it correctly as a “Water Outlet Coolant Flange.” Nice work!

If you’ve been looking for a water outlet coolant flange, you’re in luck, you can find it at Advance Auto Parts.

Have a great week—see you next Monday!

 

Water Outlet Coolant Flange by Dorman

Water Outlet Coolant Flange by Dorman

 

Show what you know by playing Name That Part at the Advance Auto Parts Facebook page every Monday. How it works: we post a shot of an auto part, and you submit your best guess for a chance to win the admiration of DIY’ers across the globe.

Editor’s note: For DIY’ers of all stripes, Advance can save you cash on just about every project. Buy online, pick up in store.

Name That Part revealed – Muffler

This was probably an easy one for most of you, but it never hurts to brush up on the basics. If you guessed this week’s mystery part as a “muffler” you were right on!

Looking for a muffler just like this one? You can find it at Advance Auto Parts.

Have a great week – see you next Monday!

 

Flowmaster Muffler

Flowmaster Muffler

 

 

Show what you know by playing Name That Part at the Advance Auto Parts Facebook page every Monday. How it works: we post a shot of an auto part, and you submit your best guess for a chance to win the admiration of DIY’ers across the globe.

Editor’s note: Got New Year’s projects? Advance can help—you’ll find great savings on most all DIY essentials.

Name That Part revealed – Power Steering Pump Pulley

If you guessed that this week’s mystery part was a “Power Steering Pump Pulley,”  you are correct! It wasn’t an easy one by any stretch, so nice work to those who got it right.

And, thanks to everyone else who gave it a shot.

Find out more about power steering pump pulleys and a whole lot of other replacement auto parts on our site.

 

Power Steering Pump Pulley

Power Steering Pump Pulley

 

Editor’s note: As always, we’ll be playing another round of Name That Part next Monday on the Advance Auto Parts Facebook page, and we hope you’ll join us.

Name That Part revealed – Drum Brake Wheel Cylinder

This week’s mystery part is a “Drum Brake Wheel Cylinder.” If that was your guess, way to go!

If you guessed another car part, tell us why by leaving a comment below. For more information on this drum brake wheel cylinder, check it out on our site. Shop Advance Auto Parts for great deals on thousands of other quality auto parts!

Thanks for playing Name That Part…we’ll see you next week!

 

Drum Brake Wheel Cylinder

 

Editor’s note: Show is what you know—check out our Name That Part challenge on Facebook every week. From car brakes, rotors and brake hardware, to expert advice and resources, Advance Auto Parts has all you need to complete your car brake replacement projects. Get your order fast—buy online, pick up in store.

Name That Part revealed – “Oil Pump”

If you guessed that this week’s part was an “Oil Pump” – you got it right!

For more information on this particular oil pump, check it out on our site.

Name That Part is a weekly challenge where fans and friends of Advance can showcase their wide range of DIY knowledge—bumper to bumper and every auto part in between.

 

Melling Oil Pump

 

Editor’s note: Visit the Advance Auto Parts Facebook page every Monday to play Name That Part. For oil pumps and other quality auto parts, visit the Advance Auto Parts online store.

 

Name That Part revealed – Rocker Arm

There were lots of great guesses from our Facebook fans this week, but only one is correct. If you said “Rocker Arm,” you got it. For the full, original image, see the pic below.

For more information, check out this Sealed Power Rocker Arm on our site. For those who don’t know, we play Name That Part each Monday on our Facebook page. How it works: we post an image that reveals a small portion of an auto part, and our fans race to guess what it is. It’s a lot of fun and no major car knowledge is necessary to participate. (Although, it definitely helps!)

 

Rocker Arm

Editor’s note: To our Facebook fans: be sure to check back often for the latest insights into all things DIY. Also, visit our online store for great deals on quality auto parts, car accessories and more.

It’s a long weekend – got projects?

Who doesn’t love a long weekend? For most DIY’ers, it’s a dream come true—especially if you’ve got the garage all to yourself. If car repair projects are on your agenda this weekend, be sure to check out the great deals at AdvanceAutoParts.com.

Right now, you can get significant savings on qualifying orders. Best of all, you can save online and get your order fast, by picking it up at your local Advance Auto Parts store, generally within an hour or two. So, get yourself a large cup of fully leaded brew and crank those projects into higher gear!

 

Happy Labor Day,

The Advance Team