The time to refuel has come after you’ve driven past the point of no return to avoid stopping at the petrol station. You pull into the garage, but wait – which side is the petrol tank on again?
If you’ve been operating the same vehicle for a while, you may have almost internalised it. Yet, whether the car is quite new or if you simply don’t pay that much attention, there’s a good chance that you’ve already asked yourself this question several times.
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So stop asking because there’s actually a pretty easy way to learn:
It turns out we didn’t need to do any of that. For years, people have been forced to crane their necks out of their car windows, struggle to see the faint raised bump of the tank cover through the wing mirror, or even just take a chance at the gas pumps to fill up more quickly.
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The ability to locate your fuel tank without getting out of the car should be tested in driving theory exams since it might prevent embarrassing manoeuvring and apology mouthing as you try to manoeuvre your car to the correct side of the garage after a failed guess.
The user @tinukeawe, who showed there is actually an arrow in the car that points to the side your tank is on, changed lives when she revealed that drivers have been forced to rely on TikTok to obtain the information.
The TikToker caught her own shocked reaction at this revelation before turning the camera to show the arrow working its magic, with a voiceover explaining: “Guys, I was today years old when I found out that this arrow when you’ve run out of petrol on your car shows you which side your petrol door is on.”
“Please tell me I’m not the only one?” she added.
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As soon as viewers complimented @tinukeawe for bringing this important information to their notice, it became obvious that she was not the only one.
“Omg you’re kidding! I had no idea!!” one baffled driver wrote, as another commented: “Oh wow! I didn’t know that.”
Next time you enter the garage, you won’t have to turn yourself into a contortionist to figure out which pump to pull up at because the arrow is located right next to the fuel light that turns on when you’re running low.