2005 Buick ParkAvenue Owners Manual PDF | Page 149

Speedometer and Odometer
Your speedometer lets you see your speed in both
miles per hour (mph) and kilometers per hour (km/h).
Your odometer shows how far your vehicle has
been driven, in either miles (used in the United States)
or kilometers (used in Canada).
Your vehicle has a tamper-resistant odometer. You may
wonder what happens if your vehicle needs a new
odometer installed. If possible, the new one has to be
set to the same reading the old one had. If it cannot be,
then it is set at zero and a label must be put on the
driver?s door to show the old mileage reading and when
the new odometer was installed.
Trip Odometer
A trip odometer can tell how far you have driven since
you last set it back to zero. To reset it, push the
reset button. The trip odometer is reset through the
Driver Information Center (DIC) if your vehicle is
equipped with this feature. See DIC Controls and
Displays on page 3-46 for more information.
Tachometer
The tachometer tells
you how fast the engine
is running. It displays
engine speed in
thousands of revolutions
per minute (rpm).
Notice: If you operate the engine with the
tachometer in the shaded warning area, your vehicle
could be damaged, and the damages would not
be covered by your warranty. Do not operate
the engine with the tachometer in the shaded
warning area.
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Summary of Content

Speedometer and OdometerYour speedometer lets you see your speed in bothmiles per hour (mph) and kilometers per hour (km/h).Your odometer shows how far your vehicle hasbeen driven, in either miles (used in the United States)or kilometers (used in Canada).Your vehicle has a tamper-resistant odometer. You maywonder what happens if your vehicle needs a newodometer installed. If possible, the new one has to beset to the same reading the old one had. If it cannot be,then it is set at zero and a label must be put on thedrivers door to show the old mileage reading and whenthe new odometer was installed.Trip OdometerA trip odometer can tell how far you have driven sinceyou last set it back to zero. To reset it, push thereset button. The trip odometer is reset through theDriver Information Center (DIC) if your vehicle isequipped with this feature. See DIC Controls andDisplays on page 3-46 for more information.TachometerThe tachometer tellsyou how fast the engineis running. It displaysengine speed inthousands of revolutionsper minute (rpm).Notice: If you operate the engine with thetachometer in the shaded warning area, your vehiclecould be damaged, and the damages would notbe covered by your warranty. Do not operatethe engine with the tachometer in the shadedwarning area.3-35