Life is a gas but make sure your car has some

Hello everyone:

If the engine of your car stalled, what would you do?  [Hint: Make sure you have gas in the car by looking at the gas gauge on the dashboard.]

Make sure you are looking at the gauge that has a picture of a gas pump nearby- I almost ran out of gas with a new car once because the dashboard was different from my previous car and I had been looking at the engine temperature gauge instead of the gas gauge. I was amazed at the gas mileage the car was getting until I suddenly realized I had been looking at the wrong thing!

How do you know if you need to put gas in the car? [Answer: look at the gas gauge. One widow I heard about in my research had never noticed that her hubby always kept her car filled with gas. One day shortly after he met his demise, her car wouldn’t start. Guess what the problem was? Right.]

One of the service managers where I take my car for maintenance told me that you should “do for your car what you would do for yourself. Your car will take care of you if you take care of it.” He also mentioned that it is worthwhile to go the extra mile to make sure you get the car or the car service that you want. Do not settle for less than what you feel your car needs and you deserve.

What tales of gas woes do you have to share? I would love to hear from you!


Dr. Sheri

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