I noticed the gas mileage countdown only goes down to 20 then switches over to double dashes. My last vehicle would continue into negative numbers and I’m wondering if this is an option for my Ascent.
I'm guessing you plug in your phone if it gets bellow 30% too. Am I right?Yea, I'm also a "quarter tanker" for fillups most of the time...like yesterday. I've only gotten it down below 40 once or twice with the light coming on and that was not something I prefer to happen.
I usually run my tank down a bit. On one leg of my trip to the west coast, I didn't take into account the lack of open gas stations at 1am, and made it to an open station with a few miles to spare. Alas, that one wasn't entirely my fault. Places that were supposed to be open, were not, for whatever reason. One was doing an extended cleaning and shift change, for instance.I'm not as brave as any of you. Once I hit 40 I start looking for gas. Luckily unless I'm in the Berkshires, I'm always within 5 minutes of a gas station. And since I have a bad back I don't want to have to push the car to the nearest station!!
I guess that's a Range Rover for you (destroying the pump and its price!). Despite my lifelong predilection for running the tank down, I've only run out of gas twice in a car, a 67 Chevy and 2010 Lexus. Fuel pumps etc.survived unscathed.I ran out of gas once in a Range Rover. That destroyed the $700 fuel pump.
I have a different approach.Fuel pickup is at the very bottom of the tank so it's already picking up whatever is there (water, debris) regardless of how much fuel is above it.
When mine reads 0 miles, there's still 3+ gallons in the tank. That's 16% full. If you refuel when the gauge reads 1/4 full, you're probably actually over 1/3 full, or maybe more.
By always waiting until near empty instead of filling at 1/4 tank, I figure I saved myself roughly 266 stops at gas stations over ~50 years of driving, and I hate stopping for gas.
Caveat. IDK how much of that 19.3 is usable.