The fuel gauge shows the level of fuel in the tank.
Normally located on the dashboard, the fuel gauge enables the driver to see how much fuel is left in the tank. The driver would use this information to fill the car up with fuel as and when required.
Working with the fuel gauge is the fuel sender unit which measures the level of fuel in the fuel tank. The fuel level data is sent to the car's fuel gauge, usually within easy view on the dash board. Together, they provide the driver with accurate fuel level read outs to help prevent the car running out of fuel.
The fuel gauge shows the level of fuel in the tank. As the fuel is used, the floats lower in the fuel sender unit and the fuel gauge reflects this by slowly moving down. It helps the driver to make sure the fuel levels don't get too low. The worst case scenario is running out of fuel. Running out of fuel can damage the engine. Running a car on low levels of fuel can also be harmful to engine components and the fuel system, including the fuel filter and fuel pump.
Problems with the fuel system should be fixed as soon as possible. If the fuel gauge is faulty this can affect the accuracy of the information displayed and could lead to the car running out of fuel. When replacing this part, it is vital that the replacement part is compatible with the car. Specifically engineered for the make and model of your vehicle, the fuel gauge is the ideal choice.