A Rheumful of Tips In the Car how to undo a gas cap with arthritiswrench #449 – Those Pesky Gas Caps May 2, 2013 6 Comments On Gas and Ulnar Drift, Christine asked me whether I had a trick to remove the gas cap. I do! I keep a wrench in the car, which allows me to have a tool-assisted grip. It's not perfect; you still have to torque your wrist, but at least it gives your fingers a break. That's an improvement over feeling like it's breaking your fingers! Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) 6 Replies to “#449 – Those Pesky Gas Caps” So far I have been the dependent wife and always asked my husband to do the gas. Now I have sold my car because with retirement having two cars was just not sensible. What drives me crazy is that my husband insists on leaving the emergency brake on and I can’t get it off. He says he will always fix it for me. sigh Reply Lucky you, Annette! I’ve found that the ease of disengaging an emergency brake varies from car to car. Reply We were lucky that our car came with a capless fuel system. The Ford Focus no longer requires any cap twisting, just insert and fuel. I don’t know whether such things can be retrofitted, you could ask at the next service. Reply I’m going to have to check that out. Sounds like a great innovation. Reply What a great idea! I’m getting to the point (2 yrs after diagnosis) where I am starting to have a lot of difficulty doing regular tasks. Very frustrating and humbling….. Reply I hope this and my other tips help make your life easier. Thanks for commenting. Reply Add a comment! Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.