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1

instrument panel

shows gauges and warning lights

2

tachometer

indicates engine revolutions per minute

3

odometer

indicates total number of miles

4

fuel gauge

shows amount of fuel in the tank

5

temperature light or gauge

warns when the engine coolant is too hot

6

oil pressure warning light or gauge

warns you when the oil is not circulating at the proper pressure

7

alternator warning light or gauge

warns when the alternator is not generating enough electricity

8

brake system warning light

reminds you to release the parking brake, or tells you that the braking system is not working

9

antilock braking system light

tells you if the ABS is working properly

10

clutch pedal

in a stickshift vehicle, located to the left of the brake

11

You should change your oil every

3000 miles

12

proper hand positioning at the wheel

between 9 & 3 and 8 & 4

13

looking down the road rather in front

tracking

14

inches you should sit away from the wheel

10 inches

15

stickshift first gear

used to get the vehicle moving and also used for pulling heavy loads up and down hills (10-15 mph)

16

stickshift neutral

when standing still or starting the engine

17

stickshift second gear

used for hills or driving, snow, or ice (15-25mph)

18

stickshift third gear

accelerate to speeds of 25-40 mph

19

stickshift fourth gear

used for highway driving (above 35 mph)

20

stickshift fifth gear

used for speeds over 45-50 mph