My colleague Andy B has a theory. He has noticed that the nozzle on the fuel pump symbol on a car dashboard (the symbol that lights up when you are running low) is positioned to correspond with what side of the car the fuel cap is. It’s a great tip if it is true. I do find it frustrating when I pull into a petrol station with an unfamiliar hire car but I do not know what side of the fuel pump to park at (admittedly part of this frustration is because I’m too lazy to get out of the car and check!).
Andy B has tested his theory on a few cars and the only model that has so far disproved this was a Ford Fiesta. However, I must stress that this was an old model. So can anyone confirm whether this is in fact true? Has anyone checked this on their own cars? Better still, can the manufacturers who read this blog confirm that this is something they consciously add in to the design of their cars?!