Published Feb 07, 2019

Motorists are being urged to keep their fuel tank half full during the winter. The reason for this is they could risk their vehicle breaking down if they don't keep over a certain amount in their tank.

Winter driving can bring with it a lot of challenges including slippery road surfaces and increased stopping distances.

In addition to this, motorists could land a fine for incorrectly preparing their vehicle for winter.

A new report suggests if you do not keep your fuel tank above half then you could risk it breaking down.

The reason for this is because in cooler weather conditions condensation will occur when it comes in contact with a hot surface.

This can happen in the fuel tank as any space that isn't filled with fuel can be flooded with air containing water vapour, reports The Sun.

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