Re: Gas prices affecting lives of East Texans

Cars and trucks built today have an electric fuel pump installed in the fuel tank. This pump requires the fuel in the tank to cool the pump. If you drive on a near empty tank frequently then, the electric pump will overheat and stop working. The result is immediate and can happen anytime. Perhaps you've heard the high pitched whine of a fuel pump going bad. To avoid tow charges and a $300. repair keep your tank filled and your fuel pump will last longer.