How do you fill a car with a gas can?

How do you fill a car with a gas can? My car ran out of gas right by my house. Luckily, I managed to push it into my driveway—but I can't get it to a gas station.

Filling your car with a gas can is pretty easy, but it’s better to avoid it when possible. A good rule of thumb is to always keep your gas tank at least 1/4 full. For now, you can follow these steps to fill your car with a gas can:
  • First, take off the gas cap on your car and remove the cap on the nozzle of the gas can.
  • Next, insert the gas can’s nozzle into the gas tank. Make sure the nozzle is securely inside your car.
  • Then, gently lift the can to start filling the gas tank.
  • When you’ve put in the gas you need, remove the gas can and securely fasten the cap to the nozzle.
  • Remember to close the gas cap on your car as well.
It can be hard and dangerous to lug around cans filled with gas. Instead of filling the car completely, give it just enough gas to get to a gas station. From there, you’ll be better equipped to refuel!
Running out of gas can be frustrating, especially when you aren’t near home. To make sure you’re always covered, get roadside assistance with ​​Jerry. Jerry’s leading roadside assistance connects you with their nationwide network of over 55,000 service providers. That way, you’ll have access to towing, key replacements, jump starts, and more—no matter where you are!
Liz Jenson
Answered on Oct 28, 2021

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