There’s nothing worse than running out of fuel while driving to your destination or operating machinery. In addition to sheer inconvenience and lost time, the lack of a way to quickly fill your tank can expose you to a number of hazards, including the need to walk through unfamiliar surroundings or hitchhike to the nearest service station. Rather than take the risks that come with these actions, you can stay put, stay safe and use your phone to call for an emergency fuel delivery. At NK Towing & Roadside Services, we offer San Diego’s most comprehensive, convenient fuel delivery options. Rain or shine, day or night, we’ll drive to your location and provide you with the assistance you need to reach your local destination or complete your time-critical tasks.
Who Runs Out of Fuel?
Most drivers run out of fuel when they do such things as forget to fill up their tanks before traveling, or miscalculate the distance they can travel after the low-fuel light in their vehicle turns on. Drivers may also run out fuel if they have an inaccurate fuel gauge. In addition, a driver’s travel route and time of travel may contribute to the problem if these factors limit access to open gas stations.
Unfortunately, if you drive a modern vehicle, you actually have higher chances of running out of fuel than people driving older vehicles. That’s because modern cars, trucks and motorcycles have a greater sensitivity to low-fuel operating conditions, and therefore tend to stop running faster than older vehicles that lack this sensitivity. Generally speaking, younger and more inexperienced drivers run out of fuel more often than older and more experienced drivers. Just like drivers, most people operating gas- and diesel-powered machinery run out of fuel when they miscalculate the amount of work they can perform before fully depleting their on-hand supply. The bottom line is that virtually anybody can end up in a situation where they run out of fuel and require assistance to reach their destination or finish an important task.
The Importance of Timely Fuel Delivery
If your fuel supply runs out, you may be tempted to take risky measures to get on your way, especially if the problem occurs late at night or in an isolated area. Examples of these unnecessary risks include abandoning your vehicle, searching for fuel on foot in unfamiliar territory, and hitching a ride with strangers. However, with fuel delivery, there is simply no need to take these kinds of chances.
During fuel delivery, a towing service (or some other type of company) transports small amounts of fuel to motorists and machinery operators in distress. Typically, a delivery contains no more than two or three gallons of fuel, which is sufficient to tie drivers and machinery users over until they can fill their tanks at a gas station or convenience store. The best fuel delivery services can supply you with both gasoline and diesel, carry the right grade of gasoline for your vehicle, cover a large area that includes remote locations, and operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Our Fuel Delivery Services
At NK Towing & Roadside Services, we deliver emergency fuel to locations throughout coastal and northern San Diego County. In addition to San Diego itself, specific communities we service include Vista, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Escondido, Del Mar and San Marcos. When you contact us at any time of the day or night, we will promptly deliver two gallons of fuel directly to your vehicle or piece of machinery. In addition to selecting gasoline or diesel, you can select the specific grade of gas that works best for your car or truck. Usually, we arrive on the scene in 30 minutes or less.
The cost of fuel delivery includes both a service charge and the price of the fuel itself. Since the prices of gasoline and diesel vary over time, the cost of the delivery will also vary. However, we always keep our pricing affordable and well within the average budget. From time to time, we offer coupons that steeply lower your costs by exempting you from fuel payment and only requiring payment for the service charge.
What to Do When Low Fuel Is Not the Problem?
In some cases, situations that appear to be related to a lack of fuel may, in fact, have other underlying causes. For example, a clogged fuel filter may prevent the remaining amount of fuel in your vehicle’s tank from reaching the engine. As a rule, this scenario has a higher likelihood of occurring if you regularly run your vehicle on low amounts of fuel. That’s because dirt in the bottom of your tank has a greater chance of reaching your filter when you habitually maintain a low fuel level. In addition, you may experience problems that mimic a lack of fuel if water accumulations in the bottom of your tank reach your engine.
Leaks can also contribute to problems that won’t be completely resolved with fuel delivery. In some cases, leaking occurs in the fuel tank of your car, truck, motorcycle, or other piece of machinery. It can also occur in the fuel line connecting the tank to the engine.
If fuel delivery does not resolve your issues and get you back on the road, the professional staff at NK Towing & Roadside Services can still help. Anywhere within our large area of operation, we will rescue your disabled vehicle and tow it to a garage that can diagnose the source of your problems and get your car, truck or motorcycle running again. We also provide additional services for disabled vehicles that include jumping dead batteries, installing new batteries, changing your flat tire, and helping you safely gain entry to your vehicle if you lock your keys inside.
Count on NK Towing & Roadside Services
The last thing you need when you run out of fuel is unreliable assistance and high prices. When you call NK Towing & Roadside Services, our courteous drivers will always arrive quickly and ready to help. In addition, we’ll make sure that a simple miscalculation in your fuel level doesn’t end up breaking the bank. Call us today to see if we have any current promotions to even further reduce the cost of timely fuel delivery.