How to make sure you are on the correct side.... every time!

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Real Estate Agent with DWELL REAL ESTATE BK3105105

If you already know about this tip, you are probably someone who reads manuals and instruction books.  Have you ever pulled into a gas station and not been able to remember which side of your vehicle your gas tank is one?  Or, are you driving an unfamiliar car and just have no idea which side it is on?  After years of poking my head out of the window, adjusting the side view mirrors to try and see it, guess what?  The answer was  staring me in the face. Take a look at your gas gauge and you will see an arrow either to the right or to the left of it…. Problem solved.  That is the side that your gas tank is on. 

 

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Comments (13)

Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Great tip Marnie, I have never noticed that and want to go to the garage right now and see what I have been missing.

Dec 02, 2013 11:16 AM
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Someone pointed that out to me a few months ago and it was such a DUH moment!  Very clever to do something so simply like that.  

Dec 02, 2013 11:51 AM
Sussie Sutton
David Tracy Real Estate - Houston, TX
David Tracy Real Estate for Buyers & Sellers

ME TOO! I read that somewhere last week and told my husband about it. His company has several vehicles and he never drives the same one twice in one week. So he can't remember which side the gas tank opening is at.

Dec 02, 2013 02:02 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Great job with your post and really good coaching for all of us.

 

Dec 02, 2013 06:07 PM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

Marnie, I literally just went out to my car to check this! My car must be too old cuz there isn’t an arrow. But, I am wondering if my clue is the direction the nozzle is pointing?  

Dec 02, 2013 11:05 PM
Marnie Matarese
DWELL REAL ESTATE - Sarasota, FL
Showing you the best of Sarasota!

Kathleen, according the world wide web, which side the nozzle is on does not always mean the gas tank but if it does in yours, it will be a great way to remember it!

Dec 03, 2013 02:38 AM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

Hi Marnie, I never new that. The other day I just found out that there is a push in t the end of the tin foil box to eep the roll inside the box whe you pull on it.  Amazing how many little things they don't tell us upfront, or we don't pay attention.  Have a great day.

Dec 03, 2013 03:23 AM
Marnie Matarese
DWELL REAL ESTATE - Sarasota, FL
Showing you the best of Sarasota!

Larry, I never knew that secret and have many cuts from the wrap flying out of the box when I pull it and me cutting myself trying to keep it in the box.  Thanks.!

Dec 03, 2013 04:10 AM
The Keith Kropp and Wayne Rogers Team
Michael Saunders & Company - Sarasota, FL
Nowhere But Here

Marnie,  This is all based on the assumption that we know our left from our right, right?

Dec 03, 2013 05:48 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Marnie, did not know this either, but will need to check this out when I get in the car today.   In a few months will be getting a new car, so this information will be helpful!

Dec 03, 2013 11:38 PM
The Keith Kropp and Wayne Rogers Team
Michael Saunders & Company - Sarasota, FL
Nowhere But Here

It works for me.   Maybe you need me to come over and assist you.  Let me know

Dec 04, 2013 12:57 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Tsk, I just learned this from my daughter.  Guess I did not read the manual either. Knowing this will be helpful when driving a rental car.

Merry Christmas.

Dec 18, 2013 12:23 AM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Tsk, I just learned this from my daughter.  Guess I did not read the manual either. Knowing this will be helpful when driving a rental car.

Merry Christmas.

Dec 18, 2013 12:23 AM

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