Avoid running out of gas

February 11, 2018

Sometimes it's just inconvenience, other times it may be scary. If your trip takes you to desolate, remote areas of the country where you don't see gas stations for miles, being prepared can make a difference between vacation and ordeal.

Furkot can help you avoid running out of gas. Tell us how far you can go on a full tank and Furkot will automatically schedule refueling stops. And, if you travel in the United States or Europe, it will even suggest a specific gas station and warn you if the station cannot be found when it's time to refuel. You can then find a station yourself and manually add it to the trip.

In the Trip drawer, specify the fuel range of your car or motorcycle, and press the gas station button to enable automatic scheduling of fuel stops. You can also tell Furkot to fill up first thing in the morning or just before turning in at night , in addition to or instead of regularly scheduled refueling stops.

Fuel range

Furkot will propose refueling stops along your route according to your fuel range and refueling preferences. You can easily remove all the automatically scheduled refueling stops: switching off the gas station button will disable automatic scheduling of refueling stops and also, optionally, remove all manually added ones. If you want to remove all refueling stops and start over, disable and then re-enable scheduling of refueling stops.

You can also hide all refueling stops - both scheduled automatically and added manually - by switching off refueling stops option of the displayed stops filter in the Plan drawer.

Display refueling stops

For trips in the United States and Europe Furkot will automatically find nearby gas stations. You can lock in a refueling stop by clicking the Fill Up button next to the gas station name. Once you have all your lodging planned (when all your automatic overnight stops are converted to permanent lodgings be it a hotel, a campground or a stay with family or friends), you can use the gas station button in the Trip drawer to lock in gas stations for all automatically scheduled refueling stops.

Lock in refueling stops

When the refueling stop is associated with a gas station, it'll be displayed in blue to show that it's fully planned. The refueling stop not locked in yet is displayed in yellow to indicate that it may require your attention.

If there are no gas stations nearby when it's time to refuel, Furkot will warn you by changing color of the automatically added refueling stop to red.

We teamed up with myGasFeed.com in the United States, Ministère de l'économie et des finances in France and DKV in Europe to show you gas stations the map. Open the Eat drawer and select the gas station category to see a list of gas stations on the map. You can add selected gas stations as stops to your itinerary and they will be taken into account when scheduling refueling stops.

We obtained the permission from pure-gas.org to display their definitive list of stations that sell pure, ethanol-free gasoline in the U.S. and Canada.

Gas stations

If you know location of a gas station, you can add fuel stops manually. Furkot will take it into account when scheduling automatic refueling stops. To designate a stop as a gas station change its type from a regular stop to fuel stop .

Gas stop

Manually added refueling stops are always considered to be associated with a gas station and displayed in blue if there are no other warnings.

Some changes that you make to your trip after locking in refueling stops may cause arriving at a gas station with more than half a tank. If that happens Furkot will warn you displaying the gas station in red. If this is what you want, you can ignore the warning. To remedy the situation delete the refueling stop in question and let Furkot schedule another one further out.