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Running out of gas comes with more dangers than just the obvious

By Product Expert | Posted in Helpful Advice, Service, Tips and Tricks on Wednesday, July 15th, 2020 at 8:43 pm
A stock photo of a gas gauge on empty.

What happens if your vehicle runs out of gas? 

The answer to the question, ‘What happens if your vehicle runs out of gas,’ is pretty straightforward. A vehicle with no gas isn’t going to go anywhere. However, there is more trouble that could come about if this kind of thing becomes a regular habit. Someone who continually runs their gas tank completely dry is setting themselves up for an expensive trip to a repair shop like the Meridian Honda Service Department. Our service team has noticed a slight uptick in this kind of damage coming in over the last few weeks. Because seemingly simple slip of the mind can be so expensive to fix, we wanted to give you some information that might prevent this. 

READ MORE: How far will a Honda vehicle go on empty? 

First things first, simply running out of gas one in a blue moon probably isn’t going to cause much more than quite a bit of inconvenience and embarrassment. But falling into bad habits can have negative consequences. 

Clogged Up — Almost all modern cars, trucks and SUV are now fuel injected. While this has eliminated so-called ‘engine flooding,’ the injectors can get clogged by contaminants that have settled in the bottom of the gas tank. This is more common in older vehicles that have metal gas tanks.  

Fuel Pump Failure — Gasoline doesn’t get from the tank to the engine by magic. A fuel pump moves the fuel around as it’s needed. The gas in the tank will not only power the vehicle, but it also serves a few other functions, like cooling and lubricating the pump. Regularly running a vehicle out of gas will cause the fuel pump to overheat and eventually fail. 

High Costs — Any maintenance done at the Meridian Honda Service Department is priced to be as fair and affordable as possible. However, getting a fuel pump repaired or replaced can cost a vehicle owner several hundred dollars without breaking a sweat. 

If you have any questions about making sure your vehicle is in peak condition, make an appointment with a Meridian Honda representative today. 

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Always great cars, great service and great people!
John Halbrook
A stress free car buying experience!! Thanks so much!
Jennifer Lee
Big thanks to Kelly Watson, Kelly Pollard and Douglas Davis! We had a wonderful experience buying our van! Great service!
Stephanie Allen Reid
I had the best ever car buying experience! Kelly Watson was friendly, funny, never pushy, and so very patient with me.
Clancy Lee Willis
Brought in my husbands truck to the body shop and WOW! What great service! Quick, friendly, and reasonably priced! Even though our vehicle isn't a Honda, they for the parts and work done faster than any other place I have been! Thanks for great service!
Leslie Horn Vollor
The absolute best place to have a car serviced! I love Meridian Honda!
Katie Elizabeth Davis
Awesome people and so easy to deal with. No need to go to Brandon or Jackson to buy a Honda!!
Beth Boatman Nabors
I've really enjoyed dealing with Adam on my last 3 Hondas The thing I like best about my new 2016 CRV is the back-up screen!!!
Wilda Gibson
I think it is an all around good business to buy a car from! The service department is absolutely wonderful, the staff is kind and caring, and they can fix your car faster than u ever thought
Lauren Pollard
Just wanted to say "Thank you!" for verifying an issue with a tire on my daughter's 2007 Honda Civic as I was driving her from the greater Houston area to Charlotte (and her on to Virginia). The Service team was friendly, accommodating, communicative at every step and if we lived anywhere close, I'd bring vehicles in there for service. Thanks again for taking care of ... us today on our travels!
Jon Walk
Caring and professional work. The people were friendly. Would recommend to everyone. I have always had a very good experience.
Came in for an oil change and tire rotation and Josh let me know a couple more things that needed to be done.
Noone was pushy, they listened to what I wanted. They were very fair to deal with. My time in and out was fast.
Fast and Friendly to the most satisfactory degree. Always ready to do what is needed and always referenced me as to the work done or needed.
Friendly staff, great service. Purchased 3 Hondas here and use them for all my service and tire needs. Sales and service are the best.
I just liked when I pulled up everybody was so friendly I love the clean building the service was excellent the service was long they were very prompt I just enjoyed my service
Salesman did a great job helping us. Had the car we wanted. Will do buisness with again when car shopping again Thanks!!!
They worked very hard to get me the car I wanted with in my payment range in a very timely manner. This dealership has a friendly atmosphere. It was an enjoyable experience. Can't say enough about Myrna, she is the best!!! Thanks for all you do!!
Can get in and out very quickly. Enjoy the coffee and friendly staff while I am waiting. Don't mind having my car serviced.
I was treated with respect, kelp up to date on repair. My salesman, Kelly Watson, was most helpful. I am always treated like I am a very special person!

Welcome to Meridian Honda in Meridian, MS

Honda has become the most-trusted brand in America. Meridian Honda seeks to follow this example and become the most-trusted dealership in the Meridian area. From our sales team, to our service department and body shop, we want our customers from the past, present and future to be confident knowing they will receive the highest level of care and respect when they visit Meridian Honda.

Our team at Meridian Honda is excited to get to know each of our customers on a personal level. At Meridian Honda, you will be able to browse an extensive selection of Honda cars, trucks, SUV's, vans and crossovers. This includes all of the headliners from the Honda model lineup, such as the Accord, Civic, CR-V and Pilot. In addition to our inventory of new vehicles, Meridian Honda is home to many top-quality pre-owned models from Honda and other brands. Take a look around our website to learn more about everything we have to offer at Meridian Honda. We look forward to your visit!