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Many people will experience running out gas and being stranded on the roadside though they try to be prepared and monitor the gas levels. Sometimes we push our vehicles more than they can go, or we are simply distracted with life to notice the fuel depletion, but being diligent helps avoid this situation. Today, we at Highway 30 Towing would like to share some suggestions on how to handle running out of fuel.

Use Hazard lights & Safely Get Out of Traffic

Once you realize your gas has depleted, you usually have enough power to the car to coast off the roadside. Get as far to the shoulder or out of the road as possible to avoid potential risk in traffic. Flip on the hazard lights and use your blinker to safely get over so people can get off the road. Put the vehicle in park and leave your hazard lights on once off the road.

Pop Hood & Use Roadside Flares or Reflective Triangles

Increase your visibility and the predicament you are in by popping the hood of the vehicle and use your roadside flares or reflector markers from your emergency roadside kit to improve your safety.

Call Family or a Friend if You Run Out of Gas

Having a friend or family member close by can get you quick help they are available. Where you can fill a small gas can and take you back to the vehicle after they take you to and from a nearby gas station. It will be enough to get you to the gas station so you can properly fill it up once you put enough in the tank to get you there.

Roadside Assistance Gas Delivery

The safest and most efficient option, ultimately, is having roadside assistance service bring you fuel to your location. Having a pro deliver your fuel will ensure it gets to you, especially for people that do not have anyone to call or have been turned down by potential help because of their life’s schedules. You can have a backup towing expert to help you get your vehicle where it needs to go if the gas tank is not the extent of the problem. And when you run out of gas in a remote area, you definitely want roadside assistance. Making a hike, especially in an unfamiliar area, can cause more problems. Keep the doors locked and secure while waiting inside, and make yourself as visible with hazard lights, road flares, and so on. Be patient, remote areas may require more time to get to your location.

Preparing for a Road Trip Checklist

When you are going on a road trip, especially if are unfamiliar with route and destination, have a physical map and two routes planned in case the first route has problems along the way. Know where the gas stations are and always refuel sooner than later. Keep a close eye on the gas meter and ensure your cellphone is charged and you have a car charger with you. Consider writing down roadside information throughout the towns and counties you may need.

Towing, Roadside Assistance in Cassia, Gooding, Jerome & Twin Falls Counties in Magic Valley, Idaho & Jackpot, Northern Nevada

If you run out of fuel in the greater San Francisco, and the Bay area, A Caldron Tow and Auto is ready to provide our gas delivery roadside assistance service.


Whether you have a flat tire, dead battery, run out of gas or have locked yourself out of your vehicle, Highway 30 Towing can come to your rescue. We take pride in assisting stranded motorists in the Magic Valley region.


Highway 30 Towing provides fast, safe and professional towing services at the most reasonable rates possible. We employ only the finest, skilled towing professionals & spare no expense on safety and training.


Don’t just junk your old cars and trucks; get cash for them with Highway 30 Towing. We will buy your junk cars and trucks; any year, make, model or condition (running and not running) and give you cash for them today!

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