What Happens When a Car Runs Out of Gas?

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Many times, a vehicle acts differently when it is about to run out of gas. Common signs include sputtering or shaking when the fuel level is very low. Ultimately, a car that runs out of fuel ceases to function, leaving the driver stranded until fuel is added to the tank. In addition, when a car runs out of gas, there is an increased risk of having the fuel pump fail.