Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: How do I switch between the odometer and the trip odometer?

asked by on

How do I switch between the odometer and the trip odometer?

Your odometer tells you how many miles your car has driven. Your trip odometer tracks how many miles you’ve gone since last resetting the trip odometer. You can use the trip odometer to calculate how many miles you’re getting on a fuel up, or how many miles you’ve driven on a road trip.

To toggle between the regular odometer and the trip odometer, simply press the TRIP ODOMETER button on the instrument panel.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Ask a Mechanic
(100% Free)

Have a car question? Get free advice from our top-rated mechanics.

Ask A Mechanic
Over 10,000 questions answered!

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Fair and transparent pricing

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Clutch out in car

The clutch will typically last about 150,000 miles. When the clutch is bad you may have a problem putting the car in gear or when you drive you may feel the clutch slip. A good way to tell if the...

Q: How do you install a car seat that uses the lap belt?

While most newer car seats are designed to use the Lower Anchors and Tethers for CHildren (LATCH) system, there are still some models on the market that rely on the seat belt to secure the car seat. Here’s how to...

Q: How do I turn on the hazard lights in a 2012 Dodge Ram?

In the event of an emergency, you should always turn on your hazard lights. Your hazard light switch is placed in the instrument panel; press the button once to turn on your hazard lights, and a second time to turn...

Related articles

How Do Power Car Windows Increase Passenger Safety?
Power windows are responsible for approximately 2,000 emergency room visits every year. When a power window closes, it exerts enough force to bruise or break bones, crush fingers, or restrict an airway. Though...
How to Avoid Back Pain in a Car
If you have back problems, sitting in a car for an extended period of time can be excruciating. Even without back problems, you could experience discomfort and soreness from...
What are the Car Pool Rules in Hawaii?
Hawaii is widely regarded as a land of vacation and relaxation, and as such, its scenic roads and routes are far better known than the state’s freeways. But, as with all...