Running out of petrol

Running out of petrol on the road could be a very stressful situation for you to experience, here are some tips on how to handle the situation calmly.


Items to keep in your car in case of such a situation;

1. GPS

2. A spare gas can (jerry can)


What to do:


  1. Pull over and park safely. If your car has already stopped working without you having the chance to pull over; put your car in neutral and push your car carefully to the side off the road.

  2. Remember to put on your hazard lights.

  3. Use a map/GPS/or you smartphone to see your location.

  4. Now it’s for you to find fuel. You can either contact someone to bring you some fuel/help you out in some other way or if the closest station is walking distance you may be able to take the risk. Don’t worry though, if there seems to be no other way, you can always call roadside assistance or a towing company.


Even though this is a problem that can be dealt with, it is for sure not a situation you want to find yourself in. Remember to always check the fuel level in your car before leaving home/ going on a lengthy trip.