Son has a new Elantra.
Question concerning the Tachometer.
It seems it is pretty much always on 1,500 or so.
Might go to 2,00 if hard accelerating, but that's about as high as it
ever seems to get.
1,500dial goes all the way to 8,000 or possibly 10,000; don't recall)
a. Is this 1,500, nearly irrespective of the
driving condition, normal ?
b. Am I right that it is supposedly reading the rpm before the
transmission gearing; in other words, the true engine rpm (only) ?
c. And, I guess I am always wondering why just about all the mfg's put
tachs in their cars, even those with automatic transmissions.
I can understgand if it's in a manual shifter, but for an auto ?
Does anyone, ever, even look at the thing ?
Why have ?