Using The Controls Around The Steering Wheel

June 28, 2018 at 3:01 PM

In addition to the controls you have at your feet, your car also has another set of controls around the steering wheel. These are used to control other important functions of the car such as lights, wipers etc.car-steering-wheel-2.jpg

Tips for using your hand controls

  • The indicator lever is usually located on the right side of your car’s steering wheel. Pushing it up turns on your left indicator while pulling it down switches on your right indicator. Simply put, pushing or pulling the indicator lever in the direction you want to turn your steering wheel will correctly turn on your indicator.
  • On the indicator stick is where you’ll normally find your headlight controls. Twisting the stick will turn them on while pushing the stick away from you switches on the high beam.
  • Your windscreen wiper controls are usually on the left stick of your steering wheel. You can push it down in different stages to turn on the wipers and set their speed or push it up from the “off” position for a single wipe/ to remove mist. Twisting the stick towards you controls the rear wiper.

Newer cars have controls on the steering wheel to control the car’s infotainment system. Directions on how to use these will be in the user’s manual of the vehicle.

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