My wife and I drive a 2018 Toyota Tacoma, our Taco. Yesterday we drove down to Lakewood to a park called Bear Creek, which has nice flat trails so I can practice this skill I have lost called “walking” On return, I noticed that the Taco registered that I had 17 miles left on my tank of gas.
I decided to go to the gas station near our home, where we get a discount based on grocery purchases. As I drove the miles kept going down, and I confess I was a bit nervous even as I knew there was reserve behind the indicator. As I pulled into the station I had “1” mile left to empty.
I filled it up, and it took 19.01 gallons, and I thought this to be the perfect opportunity to get a read on how much fuel is in reserve when the indicator says empty. I looked up the specs on the truck, and it said that it has a 21.1 gallon fuel tank. In other words, when it said empty, we had 2.1 gallons left, or maybe 50 miles in reserve.
Maybe this is useful information to you. Maybe not. Maybe you knew that already.
Or maybe they do not allow fuel tanks to be filled, wanting some air pressure in them rather than to be completely full. Maybe I had only 15-20 miles left after empty registered. Wasn’t there a Seinfeld episode where Kramer and a car salesman decided to take a car to the limit, Thelma and Louise style?