Have you ever rented a car and stopped at a gas station, wondering “which side is my gas tank on”? In this video/post, we show you a quick and easy way to locate the side of your fuel cap. After learning this trick, you won’t need to hop out of your vehicle to find it!

Which Side is my Gas Tank on?

On most newer cars, there is an arrow next to the fuel indicator. It’s typically an arrow that points either right or left. That arrow tells you the side of the car that has the gas tank. If the arrow is pointing to the left, this means that the gas tank is on the left side of the car (from the driver’s perspective).

This trick works with most rental cars since they tend to be newer model cars.

A few years ago, an internet rumor went around that linked the side of the indicator hose with the side of the gas tank. Unfortunately, it’s not true. You need to refer to the arrow and not the image of the fuel pump. The fuel pump image can be misleading.

Hopefully, it comes in handy the next time you fill up the gas tank of your rental car!

Have you experienced this situation when renting a car? Do you have any other tips? Please share your experience in the comment section below.

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