Object Is Pointing Sideways While Moving Forward

I am having some trouble getting a vehicle object to move how I want it to in Unity. I am very new to the engine so this is all pretty confusing.

I have a vehicle shaped object that I am using the default Third Person Controller to move about the map. The problem is that when I push the “W” key to move the object forward, it points sideways and slides forward instead of moving forward with the front of the vehicle pointing forward like it should. Does anyone know how I can fix this? I want to change the direction that the vehicle is pointing when it moves. Is there some way that I can tell Unity which side of the object is the front?

Just because you make a model doesn’t mean unity knows which way is “forward” for your object. Your object is likly not facing the correct direction in the beginning.