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It may be a little bit of a mystery as to just how far your car will still go once that little gas light comes on, indicating low fuel. Just how far can your car go when that light begins to glow?

Of course, what you drive will play a big role in this information. Makes and models of various cars will turn the light on with different amounts of fuel remaining, and of course, different vehicles have different fuel efficiency. Having said that, many cars can get some fairly significant distances once that ‘low fuel’ light comes on.

You can click here to see a chart of the top 50 best-selling cars in the United States. You may be surprised the distance that can be reached with low fuel.

This does not mean you should use up those last few drops of gas. Driving with low fuel can hurt your fuel pump. Even though sometimes driving with low fuel can be a necessity, it’s best to try to keep at least a quarter of a tank of fuel in your vehicle.