November 21, 2009

Random Fact

Scenario: You've borrowed someone's car, and you have the courtesy to fill up their tank. You pull up to the station and "Hmm, which side is the cap on?"

Solution 1: Assume it's on the left/right, pull up to the pump, get out, swear under your breath, move car to a different pump with cap facing the right direction.

Solution 2: Find the gas gauge on the dash. Find the arrow / triangle. Whichever direction the arrow / triangle points is the side of the gas cap.

Genius, isn't it? I learnt this about a year ago. It's nice not having to do guess work in a rental when it's -40 out.

Mine's on the right. Where's yours? :P

8 comments:

  1. I'm not going to lie, as soon as I read this I ran outside to check my own car and sure enough there was the little arrow - talk about hidden in plain view!

    Oh, and for the record, mine was on the left side :)

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  2. Oh my goodness I never knew that!!! Well now I do. :D

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  3. The things you learn! Nice share. :)

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  4. I didn't know either! Maybe I should've read the manual.

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  5. Mine has always been on the left. My cars are cohorts of the devil, obviously.

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  6. Haven't you ever wondered what it was there for?

    Also, not every vehicle has this. :(

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  7. My cavalier is on the right. Figured this one out when I had to put gas into an suv that wasn't mine. Much easier! :) It was a chev and on the right too... they're usually on the left I thought?

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  8. My old Tempo didn't have the arrow... but if you look at which side the pump hose is on... that usually indicates which side the cap is on :)

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