So, my gas light has been on for who knows how long. I like to play a fun game of "chicken" with my gas light. How long can I go without filling up?? I am sure over the past 9 years of my driving career I have coasted into gas station on fumes.... but I have never lost to the power of my machine.... until this morning.
One annoying thing about my car is the gas light. It will go on and tell me how many miles I have until I am at empty. However, this number changes depending on who knows what. One day, I was leaving work and the light came on and said I had 32 miles until I was empty. I drove straight home and when I got home it said I only had 9 miles until I was on empty. WTF? Downtown is not 23 miles away. So after that, and a few other instances, I decided not to trust my gas light reading. I have learned to reset my odometer (I believe that's what it is called) and I fill up according to how many miles I have gone.
However, today my machine beat me. As I drove up the street from my house this morning, my car completely shut down. And my some cosmic force, I was directly in front of a gas station. I left my car in the middle of the street, ran into the gas station and rounded up 3 nice gentlemen to push my car to the pump. It was totally embarrassing.
Things I learned today:
1) My car can go 408.2 miles on one tank of gas
2) My car's tank holds 20.2 gallons
3) It is extremely embarrassing to run out of gas
4) I should pay attention to my odometer
5) I should fill up when my gas light first comes on
6) It cost $60 to fill up my gas tank from empty to full