Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Mary G., who says:
“As we settle in to our rental car we adjust the seat, the mirrors and the radio channels and situate our phone charger. Take a moment (or however long it takes) to determine how the gas tank door opens. This tip will save you time and aggravation as you scramble to return your rental. I discovered—after 20 minutes of panic—that some cars simply need a push on the gas tank door and miraculously it’s open.”
Good, simple advice. Thanks, Mary!
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In addition to locating which side and how to open the gas tank, check out how to turn the lights on! I have rented cars in the evening just to leave the brightly lit garage to find I needed my headlights immediately! Not all cars have automatic headlights when started. Once found, find the high and low beams as well.