Carova, NC Outer Banks Real Estate: Helpful Hint- Which side of the pump?

Helpful Hint- Which side of the pump?

Here's a little something light for the 4th of July. Terry Blocher wrote a wonderful little post to poiunt out something that many of us have overlooked. Knowing how many people come to vistit the Outer Banks in rental cars, this truly can be a Helpful Hint.

How many of you out there must think hard and fast to remember which side of your car the gas tank is on when you pull up to the pump?  For some this is an automatic response; for others like me it takes a second before it dawns on you.  Well, here's a fun fact.  On many vehicles there is a small triangle next to the icon for the gas pump on your instrument display by the gas gauge.  This triangle points to which side of your car the tank is on!!! I have been driving cars for years and not one person has ever mentioned this to me. How many rental cars have you driven and panicked because you were in line for the pump only to realize you had no idea which side you needed to be on?  Now I have room in my head for something really important to remember.  Like my dry cleaning.   

secret gas tank icon

Jean-Paul Peron
Living & Working in 4-Wheel Drive
The Outer Banks Real Estate Company
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Comment balloon 2 commentsJean-Paul Peron • July 04 2012 07:03AM


Hi Jean Paul,  So, I'm betting there will be a lot of your readers checking this out next time behind the wheel !   Never heard of it  !!!






Posted by Bill Gillhespy, Fort Myers Beach Realtor, Fort Myers Beach Agent - Homes & Condos (16 Sunview Blvd) almost 6 years ago

I use zip cars a lot and never get the right side of the pump right. This is helpful.

Posted by Edward Gilmartin (CRE) almost 6 years ago