Q: How far can I drive when fuel light comes on?

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How far can I drive when yellow fuel light comes on?

My car has 16000 miles.

Every vehicle is a little different as to how far you can go when the fuel light comes on. It would be only about 2 to 3 gallons in the reserve after the light comes on. I would suggest you do not go beyond 20 to 30 miles before getting fuel.

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