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Q: What do the various gauges on the dash do?

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What do the various gauges on the dash do?

The gauges on your car’s dash provide you with essential information you’ll need while driving. Here’s a quick rundown:

  1. Speedometer: Tells you how fast you’re traveling

  2. Tachometer: Tells you how fast the engine is turning (revolutions per minute, or RPM)

  3. Fuel Gauge: Tells you the level of gas in the tank

  4. Instant Fuel Economy Gauge: Shows you your car’s fuel economy in the form of a bar graph (not all Civics are equipped with this)

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