Volleyball practice is over, and you've loaded the kids into the car. Your to-do list is churning through your brain as you drive home, and that's when you notice that the fuel gauge is hovering on empty. Surely I can make it home, you think. I'll just fill up tomorrow morning. Famous last words, right? When the car runs out of gas at night — particularly with kids in tow — it's usually time for a full-out mom panic attack.
OK, we're not going to lie. Running out of gas at night is a pretty bad scenario, and it's easy to feel overwhelmed. That said, it's super important to maintain your composure so you can make savvy split-second decisions for the safety of your kids.
Of course, running out of gas is usually a preventable emergency. Remember that no matter how much time you save by bolting home, you'll pay for it 10 times over if you run out of fuel on the side of the road. Let's say, though, that you want to fuel up, but a gas station is nowhere in sight. The Consumer Energy Center suggests you conserve your final few drops of fuel with the following techniques.
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