Thursday, October 18, 2007

What side is your gas tank on?

I have personally owned about 9 cars in my life (and trucks,) and seeing how that is a ridiculous number for being only 24 and having only had my license since 16 (8 years,) you would think that I would know how to tell what side of the car my gas tank is on. Well, I did know on all my cars, but the first week or two I had to turn around a couple times, and you know that you have to check et the gas station when you borrow or rent a car. However, there is a little known secret that can save you time and effort when you need to find out what side the tank is on in an unfamiliar car. Just look at the little gas pump icon on the dash! If the pump handle is on the left, so is your gas tank. If it is on the right, you guessed it, your gas tank is too. Why this isn't told to all drivers at 16, I don't know, but let it serve you well from now on! Here is a handy diagram you can print out and tape to your dashboard or steering wheel if you can't remember.


Anonymous said...

Not necessarily true in all cases. I just checked my icon and it's the opposite of where my tank is. Although, it's not a bad idea. It should be a universal thing. It makes sense.

Locke said...

Well, that's too bad, it seemed so handy and logical :/