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Things You Didn't Know Your Car Could Do

Let’s just address the elephant in the room before we get into the nitty-gritty of this post. No, your car won’t transform into a Transformer, and it’s not a robot in disguise. Saying that, there are some pretty cool things cars can do that you probably didn’t know about. So read one and discover something new about your motor. 

Park for you

While it can’t transform, many cars can do some pretty nifty things that aren’t far off, such as being able to self-park. Let’s face it; no one likes parking – especially when you need to pull off a tight parallel park right in the middle of the city. 

Fortunately, car manufacturers have recognised this and started building cars that take the hassle away from parking. That’s because the car does it for you, implementing tech that means you can just sit back and watch your car pull off a 10-out-of-10 park job. 

Call cattle

Perhaps you fancy living the life of a cowboy or cowgirl? If that happens to be the case, why not use your car to herd cattle instead of a horse? As any rancher will tell you, cattle respond to horns and sirens, so get beeping with a long blast of your car horn. It’ll sound similar to a cow calling her calf, and you’ll be well on your way to rancher extraordinaire. 

Go go power keys

We’ve all frantically clicked our car keys while lost in the car park, hoping that our front beams light up and show us the way to our vehicle. But did you know there’s a little trick that can give your car keys even more range? 

Just hold it under your chin (we promise this is real), and your head will work as an aerial to help you find your car as you press unlock, even if it’s super far away. You might have to accept that you’ll look a bit odd while doing it, though. 

Pollen reducer

It turns out that modern cars do their part for anyone with allergies. That’s because they’re equipped with filters that remove roughly 80% of pollen and pollutants from the air. So the next time you find your eyes watering and your nose blocked up, you know where to go. 

Cook dinner

Cars get hot. Like, really hot. Guess what else gets hot? Yup, an oven. So, in theory, if an oven gets hot and cooks dinner, why can’t a car do the same? It turns out that it can, and a  car engine cooking food is a real thing. 

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Connect to the internet

Once upon a time, having a CD player in your car was a luxury. These days, however, you can get a full connection to the web. Wifi-enabled cars are becoming more common, with most newer vehicles featuring some form of internet connectivity. 

You can stream music straight from the internet through your car’s stereo. Not only that, but many cars connect directly to the manufacturer, so you receive services straight from them while driving your car.  

Righty tighty or lefty loosey

Ever been in a rental car and suddenly wondered where the fuel tank is located? You wouldn’t be the first and certainly won’t be the last, but here’s a tip for you: look at your fuel gauge for the answer. 

So the next time you pull into a petrol station, you can relax safe in the knowledge that the fuel gauge will tell you where the tank is located. How, you ask? There should be an arrow pointing either left or right on the gauge, letting you know where which side of the car the tank is located. 

Customise your dash

Gone are the days of having a basic dashboard where every driver gets the same options. Nowadays, you can customise the dash and decide what you want to see while you’re driving around and taking in the scenic routes across the UK. 

If you have a Rolls Royce, you can even choose features on the dashboard panel from a single piece of glass, allowing three-dimensional artworks of various materials to be installed behind it. Oh, and if you have a Rolls Royce, we’re also jealous. 

Now you know

It turns out that your car has a few tricks up its sleeve and is quite a multi-tasker. So the next time you’re feeling peckish, your car’s got you covered. Don’t know where the fuel is? Your car knows. Want to reduce the pollen in the air? Your car can do that too. It can pretty much do anything, really. 

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