I have been driving (legally) for over half a century. One would think I would have noticed the little secret on my dash that was staring me right in the face the whole time. Well, I didn’t and I bet you probably haven’t either.
Quick question, what side of your car is your gas tank filler cap? If you are anything like me, you probably can’t remember right away. My solution is to uncomfortably stick my head out the window, strain my neck and look. If you don’t do this in your own car you more than likely have done it in a borrowed or rental car.
Well ladies and gentlemen, I’m going to share with you my little secret so you will no longer look like Ace Ventura on your way to the gas station, or put your neck at risk of discomfort or injury.
If you look at your gas gauge, you will see a small icon of a gas pump. The handle of the gas pump will extend out on either the left or right side of the pump. If your tank filler pipe is on the left, the handle will be on the left. If your filler pipe is on the right, the handle will be on the right (see photo above). It is that simple!
I don’t know how you feel about this discovery right now but when I found out this morning , I felt pretty damn cheated!
Why don’t the dealers share such important information with car buyers? I don’t understand why this isn’t in the driver’s/owner’s manual? And why don’t our favorite mechanics think of mentioning this to us all? The only possible explanation can be that all these people probably don’t even know themselves!
Go out and share the world’s best kept auto secret with your friends Š this information is way too important to be kept secret.