If you can avoid damaging your car through careful driving, then you will this way prevent yourself having to spend the money on replacement car parts – not to mention on wasted gas. At the same time this is also less dangerous if you generally keep your car in better condition as it will mean the various car parts are less likely to fail while you're driving which of course would be highly dangerous. And finally of course by avoiding damaging your car you can also be sure to avoid that point where you have no car to use and you have to get the bus everywhere – not only highly impractical and dangerous but also more expensive. Here we will look at how to avoid damaging your fuel pump, as well as how to diagnose problems when they do occur.
The job of your car's fuel pump is of course to pump fuel. This means that it pumps the petrol out of the tank and into the rest of the car. As such, one way to keep your fuel pump running well for as long as possible is to ensure that you always have adequate gas.
If you do not, then you will find that your fuel pump struggles to try and pump fuel that doesn't exist and this will place unnecessary strain on it and increase chances of other problems. At the same time you should avoid running your fuel pump down as low as it will go, and this means that you need to plan ahead on your journeys.
All cars have a fuel gauge on the dashboard and this is what will help you to avoid running down your petrol and damaging your fuel pumps. Your ambition is not to prevent yourself from running out but to avoid going into the 'red' section at all. If you stop to fill your car with gas every time it goes below half or below a third full, then this leaves you adequate 'buffer' time so that if you can't find a petrol station, or the ones you find are closed or out of order, then you'll have time to go elsewhere and get gas at a later point.