2Basic Vehicle ControlThe instrument panel is the panel directly in front of you as you sit in the driver’s seat.Location of the gauges and warning lights varies from one vehicle to another
3Instrument Panel Speedometer (1) Tachometer (2) Odometer (3) Speed you are traveling (mph and km)Tachometer (2)Engine’s revolutions per minute.Odometer (3)Total number of miles the vehicle has been drivenTrip odometer??
4Instrument Panel Fuel Gauge (4) Temperature Light (5) Amount of fuel in the tank*Try to keep at least half full in cold weather.*Temperature Light (5)Warns you when the coolant in the engine is too hot.
5Instrument Panel Oil Pressure Light (6) Alternator Warning Light (7) Warns you when the oil is not circulating at the proper pressure.*Check oil level now and then*Alternator Warning Light (7)Warns that the battery is being drained, not generating enough electricity to run the vehicle.
6Instrument Panel Brake System Warning Light (8) Warns you to release parking brakeAND/ORIf braking and the light comes on: part or all of your braking system is not working properly.
7Instrument Panel Anti-Lock Braking System Light (9) Tells you if your anti- lock braking system is working properly.ABS keeps the wheels from locking (allowing you to steer) if you brake hard.
8Instrument Panel Safety Belt Light (10) Air Bag Warning Light (11) Reminds you to fasten your seat beltAir Bag Warning Light (11)Tells you if your air bags are working properly.
9Instrument Panel Turn-Signal Indicator (12) Tells others the direction you have signaled to turnUse them when you are turning, change lanes or entering or exiting a parking spaceIt’s The Law
10Instrument PanelHigh Beam Indicator (13)Indicates high beams on
11Vehicle ControlsVehicle controls characteristics and locations vary from one vehicle to anotherEach control does the same thing in each vehicle
12Vehicle Controls Steering Wheel Adjustment (2) Selector Lever (3) Tilts the steering wheel up or downSelector Lever (3)On the steering column or consoleGear SelectorAutomatic orStick Shift
13Vehicle Controls Ignition and Starter Switch pg. 42 (4) Cruise Control Start vehicleCruise ControlMaintain speed without keeping your foot on the accelerator
14Vehicle Controls Parking Brake (5) Keep the vehicle in place when parkedbrake-release or lever or pedal
15Vehicle Controls Foot Brake Pedal (7) Accelerator Pedal (8) Slows or stops the vehicleTurns on brake lights in the back of the carAccelerator Pedal (8)Located to the right of the foot-brake, it increases and slows a vehicle's speed.BRAKEACCELERATOR
17More Devices Head Restraints Padded devices on the backs seats Help reduce whiplash injuries
18More Devices Inside and Outside Rearview Mirrors Rearview mirror adjust to see completely out the rear windowLeft outside mirrorview to the left and rearRight outside mirror view to right and rear
19More Devices Turn-Signal Lever (10) Located on the left side of the steering columnUp to signal a right turn or lane changeDown to signal a left turn or lane change
20More Devices Horn (9) Hazard Flashers (11) On the steering wheel and used to communicate with other roadway usersHazard Flashers (11)Located on steering column or instrument panelWarn others that your vehicle is a hazardBoth front and back turn signals flashing
21More Devices Sun Visor Seat Adjustment Lever Located above the windshield to help control sun glareSeat Adjustment LeverLocated at the lower front or left side of driver’s seat*Could be lever in front*
22More Devices Windshield Wipers and Washer (12) Light Switch (13) Clean the outside windshieldLocated often on the turn signal leverLight Switch (13)Controls headlights, tail lights, parking lights, instrument panel, license plate, dome light and high beams
23More Devices Hood Release (14) Located on the left of the instrument panel or to the left of the driver’s seatHeater, Air Conditioner and Defroster (15)Control the temperature inside your vehicleLocated on the right side of the instrument panel.
24Gearshift IndicatorDrive (D) is the forward gear. Normally use while driving.Park (P) locks transmission. Car should be in PARK when start engine.Reverse (R) used for backing the car*Overdrive allows the engine to run more slowly and fuel efficiently at higher speeds*Neutral (N) the 0ut-of-gear position, used when car idling. The wheels are free to roll.Low (L or 2 and 1) allows engine to deliver more power to wheels at slower speed.Use to drive up and down steep hills (L1)Used to drive in snow (L2)