Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: What does the speedometer display?

asked by on

What does the speedometer display?

There are quite a few important gauges located on the dash of your car. The speedometer is one of the most important when driving. It measures how fast your car is traveling and displays that information via a needle and a dial. As your speed increases, the needle moves farther around the dial. You’ll find your speed denoted in both miles per hour (MPH) and in kilometers per hour (KPH). Miles per hour is the larger, outer ring of numbers and kilometers per hour is the smaller, inner ring of numbers. If the speedometer needle isn’t moving, have your car inspected immediately (and drive slowly).

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: Where is my vehicle speed sensor located?

Hi, thanks for writing in. The speed sensor on your Dodge Caravan is located down near the driver's side of the engine. This video shows a step by step process as to how to replace this. If you would...

Q: Front alignment issues

You bent the spindle assembly at the least. You may of also bent the upper and lower control arms. Try to take off the tire and put the jack stand under the lower control arm to support the vehicle if...

Q: How do I play music from a USB flash memory device?

Your Accord’s audio system can recognize several different external devices, including flash memory devices (dongles, USB drives, etc.). To connect your USB dongle, just follow these simple steps: Open the center storage console and locate the USB connector. Connect...

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 Long Does a Heater Control Valve Last?
Keeping the right amount of coolant in a car is essential in keeping the engine at the right temperature. Failing to have the right amount of coolant or even bad elements...
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...