That gas cap indicator arrow is super useful. Remember it is there and you’ll never have to pull up to the pump facing the wrong way again.
Is My Gas Cap on the Left or the Right? Just Look at the Icon on the Dashboard
On most cars, on the dashboard next to the fuel gauge, there is a gas icon with an indicator arrow that points toward the side of the car the gas cap is on.
If you are in a rental car, or if you forgot which side of the car the gas cap is on, you can just look a the indicator arrow on the dashboard next to your fuel gauge.
If the car doesn’t have an arrow, the gas icon will be on the side of the car that the gas tank is on. If there is no gas icon, you are potentially in an electric car.
NOTE: As a reader pointed out, “This is a fact for newer vehicles. But not so for early 2000 and older vehicles… In the old old days, the gas filler was always in the rear of the vehicle behind the license plate or filler panel.”
TIP: In the visual above the gas tank indicator arrow is over-exaggerated to give you an idea of what you are looking for. We have all seen this arrow before, now you know what it means!