Car hire

Operating the car

does it take petrol or diesel?
is it manual or automatic?
I'll show you the controls
where are the …?
windscreen wipers
how do you open the …?
petrol tank (US English: gas tank)
boot (US English: trunk)
bonnet (US English: hood)

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