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Q: How do I read the fuel gauge?

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How do I read the fuel gauge?

A: The fuel gauge is located on the instrument...

The fuel gauge is located on the instrument panel, inside the speedometer. This gauge tells you how full your fuel tank is. When the needle points all the way to the right of the gauge, your tank is virtually full. When the needle points all the way to the left of your gauge, the tank is virtually empty and should be refueled immediately.

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