Dear All, I have been driving (legally) for a decade. One would think I would have noticed the little secret on my dash that was staring me right in the face the whole time. I didn't and I bet you probably haven't either. Quick question, what side of your car is your gas tank? 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 definitely 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 is on the left, the handle will be on the left. If your tank 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 right now but when I found out this morning I felt cheated! Why don't the dealers share such important information with car buyers? I don't understand why this isn't in the drivers ed manual? I don't get why any mechanic I have ever been too or know has even thought of mentioning this to me? The only possible explanation can be that all these people probably don't even know!
Go out and share the worlds best kept auto secret with your friends as this is information is way too important to be kept secret.
Well guys I've heard you…most probably my theories was fraud. Hhmm..maybe it do not applicable in all cars.
Jelin, sorry sbb aku kata meter ko 2nd.
Anyways, i've been busy myself...doing some homework. I check all Malaysian car dealers (well..not all actually. ONLY the top guns). Yup, all the gas pump icon do displayed the opposite ways of where the your tank really is.
This is the best part, havent you noticed that the gas pump icon/fuel level indicator actually pointed at the positioning of the pump's handle at petrol station? not where the tank of your car situated! so when you arrived at any petrol station you will know right away which pump is appropriate fit for your car. simple solution isnt it?
My early entry said that if the handle of your gas pump icon on the left side, your tank will be on left and if the handle is at the right, your pump sitting on your right. Hahahah..abaikan. not applicable anyways.
So, there you have it. A simple answer for an important secret.
P.S. i guess my brain do not shrink after all.