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13 Weird Car Features You Didn’t Know You Might Have

The Family Handyman Logo By Krista Carothers of The Family Handyman | Slide 1 of 13: Gas Tank LocatorHow many times have you pulled into a gas station in a rental car and been hit by the sudden realization that you have no idea which side the gas tank is on? Guessing wrong is more than annoying—you either have to execute a fancy maneuver or try to pull the hose all the way around to the other side of the car. Even if you’ve logged many years behind the wheel, driving cars that were yours, borrowed, or rented, as well as (the worst) rented moving trucks, you may be blown away to learn that there’s a tiny arrow next to most gas gauges that shows which side it’s on. The feature has been standard on new cars for almost a decade, according to Country Living. Find out why all gas caps aren’t on the same side.

Gas Tank Locator

Gas Tank LocatorHow many times have you pulled into a gas station in a rental car and been hit by the sudden realization that you have no idea which side the gas tank is on? Guessing wrong is more than annoying—you either have to execute a fancy maneuver or try to pull the hose all the way around to the other side of the car.

Even if you’ve logged many years behind the wheel, driving cars that were yours, borrowed, or rented, as well as (the worst) rented moving trucks, you may be blown away to learn that there’s a tiny arrow next to most gas gauges that shows which side it’s on. The feature has been standard on new cars for almost a decade, according to Country Living.

Find out why all gas caps aren’t on the same side.

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© Krista Carothers

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