Myth #3: Always keep your tank full.
Fathers of teenagers love to pass down this sage nugget, perhaps recalling times they ran on fumes during their wild youth. This myth actually rings true.
Always keep fuel in the tank during wintertime because this prevents water from leaking into the tank causing sweat. When your car exits the garage, you can get moisture in the tank because gas is cold. When your car drives into a warm garage, moisture can build up and sweat. You will experience definite running issues as a result.
To illustrate a potential problem, you may need the car at midnight in the dead of winter. You drive a few miles while the gas gauge stays on ’empty.’ You might assume that the gauge is broken. Face the facts: a car without gas is no car. If you have an emergency, you could get stranded in a blizzard without fuel to run the heater. Your miserliness could cost you your life.