Running out of gas is one of the biggest gambles some of us make. We try and stretch out our gas as far as we can, no matter how far on “E” it is. For some of us, we are saved by a gas station just in time. Others may not be so lucky. If you happen to be one of the unfortunate cases in the future, take note of these steps to take when you run out of gas on the road.


1. Don’t Panic.
Worst case scenario would be that you’re alone, in an unfamiliar area in the middle of the night! If you’re in a difficult place when you run out of gas, the first step is to remain calm and level headed.

2. Call Someone.
Call a friend or loved one and let them know what’s going on. Then, have them find out which direction the nearest gas station is from where you are. If you don’t have a cell phone, keep reading!

3. Start Pushing.
If you’re close enough to a gas station, roll you sleeves up and start pushing! If you’re in an area where there are several people, see if you can find someone to help you. If you’re far from a gas station…

4. Start Walking.
The good part about this process is you’ll get some great exercise! Once you walk to the nearest gas station, you can purchase a few gallons of gas to take back to your car. This will give you enough gas to get the next station.

Have you ever run out of gas and have some tips to share? Leave your comments below!