Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: What’s the proper way to refuel?

asked by on

What’s the proper way to refuel?

While refueling your car isn’t particularly complicated, there are a few specific steps you’ll want to follow with the Honda Accord. Don’t worry – it’s easy:

  1. Pull up with the driver’s side facing the pump.

  2. Open the fuel door by pulling the release lever inside the car (on the driver side floorboard).

  3. Remove the gas cap.

  4. Place the gas cap in the holder on the back of the fuel door (helps keep you from losing it).

  5. Fill the tank, but stop after the nozzle automatically clicks off (don’t overfill the tank because that eliminates space needed for fuel expansion as it warms up).

  6. Replace the gas cap. Make sure it’s tight and properly seated, or the Check Engine Light or Check Fuel Cap light may come on in the dash.

  7. Close the fuel door.

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: Jumping dead car battery but alarms keeps beeping? 2002 Honda Accord

Hello - most modern cars "interpret" a battery swap as a possible theft attempt (i.e. hot wiring). To shut off the alarm each time a battery is replaced (or you jump it off from dead), shut the engine off in...

Q: How do I connect an iPod?

You can connect an iPod to your sound system, so that it plays through the speakers. Doing so only takes a few steps: Open the USB Aux cover on the center console. Connect an iPod cable to both the...

Q: My vehicle was hotwired and vandalized

There will be a few things that will need to be addressed. A qualified mechanic, like one from YourMechanic, will need to drain all the gas/sugar from the gas tank and all lines. And the ignition switch and wiring will...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
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...
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.