Is there any reason to turn traction control off in good weather? For instance, does the car run a bit more efficiently without it, or is there some kind of wear and tear happening when it’s on? The owners manual is silent on the subject, other than showing where the on/off switch is.
According to the manual my car (2013 Mazda 3) hold 15.9 gallons of gas. When the low gas light comes on, there’s always 2-3 gallons left in the tank, based on how much it takes to fill it. And today, the “range” estimate showed 9 miles of range left, but filling the tank only took 12-1/2 gallons. If the car actually runs until the tank empties, that means it had well over a hundred miles range left.
And here’s the question – how closely does the tank capacity match up with how much gas the engine will suck out before it dies of fuel starvation? Can I safely assume that my car has 80-100 miles or more left to run when the range indicator says 10 or 20?