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Vehicle's Instrument Panel / Car Dashboard

Being familiar with the parts of your vehicle and how they work together is an important part of being a safe driver.

car instrument panel

Your instrument panel contains the following:

  • Speedometer tells you the speed of your vehicle in MPH and KPH.
  • Tachometer shows how many rotations your engine is making per minute.
  • Odometer shows how many miles your car has traveled in its lifetime.
  • Fuel Gauge shows how much fuel remains in your car's tank.
  • Gear Display shows which gear your car is currently in.
  • Turn Signal Indicators flash when your turn signals are on; both will flash if you turn on your hazard lights.
  • Active System Lights alert you to parts of the vehicle that are activated, such as an open trunk or door.