A Full Tank Makes For a Healthy Fuel Pump

Are you in the habit of letting your gas tank run dry? If so, you may want to start fueling up earlier. It’s not just a good way to keep from getting stranded with an empty tank, but it’s actually better for your engine.

The fact is that the fuel in your gas tank is serving to cool off your fuel pump and keep it in good working order. Unfortunately, the less gas in your tank, the less effective it’s going to be as a coolant. Once your fuel gauge drops below a quarter of a tank, your pump is no longer submerged. This can cause the pump to get very hot, which can lead to a failure which can cost you as much as $800 to repair. So, take care to keep your tank properly filled with gas, and bring your vehicle to our auto body shop in Seattle for all your repair needs.