Which Side is the Fuel Cap on? Left or Right

Which Side is the Fuel Cap on? Left or Right

You probably know by now which side of the car your fuel filler cap is on. If you drive your own car and refill the fuel tank regularly it’s pretty unlikely that you’ll arrive at your nearest petrol station unsure as to what side your fuel filler cap is on.

But what if you hire a car? There are so many important things on concentrate on when hiring a car, like which side of the road to drive on to checking the speed limits abroad that such a simple task as filling your rental car up with fuel can pose a problem. Whilst most pumps will reach both sides of most cars, if you park a little too far away or have rented a particularly big car you might have the embarrassing situation of having to move the car to the other side of the forecourt if you’ve parked at the pump and the fuel filler cap is on the wrong side.

The Fuel Filler Cap Tip

Not many people know this so it’s a handy little tip, if you look at the fuel gauge on the dash, there is a little arrow next to the fuel pump logo which quite simply indicates which side of the car the fuel filler cap is on. Simple. No more embarrassing forecourt moments, just pull up alongside the pumps which side the arrow points.

what side is fuel filler cap

We’ve also gone to the effort of listing most major car manufacturers and picked our most common rental model to state which side the fuel filler cap is on. As a general rule of thumb, manufacturers use the same side for most models in their range, but now you’re in the know, you’ll never need to get out of the car to check again.
 
MAKE
MODEL
FUEL FILLER SIDE
ALFA ROMEO
Giulietta
fuel filler cap right
AUDI
A4
fuel filler cap right
BMW
3 Series
fuel filler cap right
CHEVROLET
Matiz
fuel filler cap right
CITROEN
C4 Cactus
fuel filler cap left
DACIA
Duster
fuel filler cap right
FIAT
500
fuel filler cap right
FORD
Fiesta
fuel filler cap left
HONDA
CRV
fuel filler cap left
HYUNDAI
i30
fuel filler cap left
JAGUAR
XK
fuel filler cap right
JEEP
Cherokee
fuel filler cap left
KIA
Sportage
fuel filler cap left
MINI
Cooper
fuel filler cap right
MAZDA
6
fuel filler cap left
MERCEDES-BENZ
C Class
fuel filler cap right
MITSUBISHI
Shogun
fuel filler cap right
NISSAN
Note
fuel filler cap left
PEUGEOT
5008
fuel filler cap right
RENAULT
Clio
fuel filler cap right
SEAT
Ibiza
fuel filler cap right
SKODA
Octavia
fuel filler cap right
SUZUKI
Jimny
fuel filler cap right
TOYOTA
Rav 4
fuel filler cap left
VAUXHALL
Corsa
fuel filler cap right
VOLKSWAGEN
Golf
fuel filler cap right
VOLVO
V70
fuel filler cap right
Posted: June 21, 2018 by Global Administrator | with 0 comments
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Posted: June 21, 2018 by Kellie Hodge | with 0 comments
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