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A few months ago, I learned about one of the best kept secrets in the automotive world called the fuel gauge arrow. Have you ever rented or borrowed a car and had that “OH CRAP” moment when you pull into the gas station and you can’t figure out which side of the car the gas tank is on? At this point you can either stick your head out of the window to locate the gas tank or just pick a side and cross your fingers. If only there were a reminder to always know which side the tank was on in every car!

Guess what? The solution is right under our nose. Most older cars and almost every new car sold comes equipped with an arrow on the gas guage that indicates whether the tank is on the left or right side of the car. Between the E and F is a gas pump symbol. To the left or right of it is a small arrow. If the arrow points left, your gas tank is on the left side of the car. If the arrow points right, your gas tank is on the right side of the car.

Simple but ingenious! I only learned about this a few weeks ago and just assumed I was late to the party. However, of the 10 people I asked this week, 7 of them never heard of it. One college student told me that this was the most important thing that he’ll learn this week!


Arrow on Gas Gauge Not Helping With Fuel Prices

Unfortunately, having fuel gauge arrow still doesn’t make filling up any more pleasant. National gas prices continue to rise and it is costing us more and more to refuel. Here is a special report that will help you maximize gas mileage and save some cash at the pump.


What about you?

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