Thursday, March 12, 2009

Which Side is my Gas Tank on? Travel Tip Thursday Answers

This week’s travel tip has to do something that you will often encounter while traveling if you rent a car or borrow a car from a friend. But if you’re blonde like me, this may help you even in your own car at home....

It’s the question you always ask yourself when pull into the gas station. Which side is my gas tank on?

Well this little tip should help you…

I most recent cars there is a little arrow next to the little gas symbol on your dashboard like this:

(I say “most” because not ALL cars have this, but most rental cars I’ve had do, and I’ve had a lot of rental cars)

Here is the trick... when you look at this symbol, if the tip of the arrow is pointing to the left that means that the gas tank is on the left side of the car. If the arrow is pointing to the right, it means that the gas tank is on the right.

Examples:

Thise car’s gas tank is on the left side of the car:
So is this one's:


This car’s gas tank is on the right side of the car.



How cool is that? I didn’t know this trick for years!

Happy driving!

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16 comments:

a H.I.T. said...

Can you believe that I knew this travel tip and Husby didn't?!?! I was so proud.

SassyEngineer said...

I never knew that! I would always have to look at the window. As for NY&co - I think they have them on the west coast, but maybe not as many since there is so much shopping out there. I think if you go to their website you can find locations.

The George Family said...

I love this tip, when I got a new car last year my gas guage had this and I thought that it was just a fluke that it pointed to the gas tank side. Blonde as well :)

Jennifer said...

Great tip! Thanks!

Lindsey said...

I never knew!!! How interesting!

Kelly said...

How clever! I never knew that trick! Thanks for the info- now I want to leave work and go see my own car!

Lucky in Love said...

So simple...but so helpful! Thanks :)

Lil' Woman said...

My car has that and its soo helpful when pulling up at the gas station!

I have something for you at my blog.

Tara Gibson said...

haha, i remember when i first figured this out! : )

Candace said...

I don't think I've ever pulled into a gas station without looking at my arrow! If it were not there, I would always be that girl who drove up on the wrong side and tried to stretch the hose across the back of the car. haha, seriously

Emma-leigh said...

HEHE. I didn't know this until like a few months ago when hubby made a sarcastic remark about looking at the gas sign on the dash and see what side the tank is on.. and I made a dumbo comment that "that's not gonna help me goofy" and then he had to prove me wrong and explained it. Boy did I feel smart.

Nicole-Lynn said...

I didn't know this, but that is very useful for when I get a rental car or I am driving someone elses car. Thanks.

Emily said...

Thanks for my award! ur the best:) yahoooo!! Sorry I havent commented this week.. ive been sick and blah.. but Im back in action.. well I leave tomorrow for mexico.. but Im feeling beter.. soo I didnt know that trick either till we bought our new car and the salesman was like seee the arrow tells you which side! ha!

Mrs. Potts said...

I just found your blog & am a new follower. I have to say, I love the fact that you post travel tips! I've done so much travel for work that I feel like a pro!

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