It happens, it is not uncommon… Forget it, you are bothered by worries at work or in the family and you simply run out of fuel while driving. Can anything happen to a car, that is, can major breakdowns occur?
In older cars, if you run out of fuel, breakdowns on injectors and diesel fuel pumps are possible.
Car manufacturers claim that their new models are so constructed that there will be no problem if you run out of fuel. That is, there should be no engine failures. Nevertheless, do not wait for the tank to empty, as dirt from the bottom of the tank will be injected into the system. They should be taken care of by a fuel filter, ie prevented from entering the engine, but it is better not to cause happiness.
In older cars, if you run out of fuel, breakdowns on injectors and diesel fuel pumps are possible. Basically, always react on time and drive to the nearest gas station.