The drive was fairly uneventful until the “fuel light” came on. that’s not really an issue, though. The fuel light has three “settings” – off (plenty of fuel), on (not much fuel, it’s time to look for a petrol station) and flashing (better move now or you’re going to look like an idiot).
I thought that there was plenty of fuel to get to where I needed to, and then to look for petrol, so I did just that. On the drive to the nearest petrol station, the light started blinking, which made me a bit anxious, but I was nearly there, so I was sure everything would be fine.
At the petrol station, in a moment straight from the blues brothers, it turned out that they were out of petrol!
Now the real anxiety started: where was the next-closest petrol station… would I be able to get there?
Started the car up again. No flashing, no light. Drove for a while. Light back on.
Made it to the petrol station. Filled up.
There were still 7 litres of petrol in the tank.
Maybe I was right to ignore the warning signs.