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Sunday, 23 November 2008

Which side is the petrol tank on?

For those who did NOT know THE BEST KEPT SECRET!!!

I have been driving (legally) for over two decades. One would think I would have noticed the little secret on my dash that was staring at me right in the face the whole time. I didn't and I bet you probably haven't either.

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 rented 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 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 driver’s manual? I don't get it why any mechanics I have ever been too or know have even thought of mentioning this to me? The only possible explanation can be that all these people probably don't even know about this!

Go out and share the world's best kept auto secret with your friends as this information is way too important to be kept a secret!

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