Storyboard

Running on Empty? How Bad Is It for Your Car?

We've all done it – looked down and suddenly realized we're almost out of gas. What kind of wear-and-tear does this put on your car? Find out what "new car smell" actually is and more car truths as we dive into this answer.

Avatar - HowStuffWorks
Curated by
HowStuffWorks
    • Gasoline
    • Driving
    • Autos
Running on Empty? How Bad Is It for Your Car?

Photo: resize.hswstatic.com

Continue to read
5 stories in this Storyboard
    Is It Bad to Drive Without a Gas Cap?

    Is It Bad to Drive Without a Gas Cap?

    If you drive a late model car, chances are, your gas cap is connected to your car by a little rubber tether. That's so if you happen to forget to …

More stories from Gasoline