Learn about your car’s features

LIKE so many features in our cars, on our phones and on other devices, we don’t always know the purpose everything serves.

Here are two examples you may not be clued up on:

1. Have you ever noticed a little arrowhead on your petrol gauge on your car?

In most vehicles, especially those without electronic or digital displays there is such a figure on the gauge. This indicates which side the petrol cap is on.

So next time you are driving a car for the first time, or you just forgot where your petrol cap is on your car, there is no need to panic when you reach a petrol station. Just look at the petrol gauge and you will know which petrol pump to pull up to.

2. Do you know what the little switch on your rearview mirror is for?

Many of us have a rearview mirror in our car that has a small tab or switch underneath. For those not in the know, this serves to change the mirror from day mode to night.

How does that work?

According to www.scienceworld.ca (https://www.scienceworld.ca/blog/how-does-rearview-mirror-antiglare-work), during the day, “the silvered back of the rearview mirror reflects the scene behind you and some reflects off the glass front and away”.

And at night, “your pupils dilate so you’re more sensitive to light levels. By flipping the tab, you change the angle of the mirror so that the headlights bounce off the silvered surface and away from your eyes, while a small amount bounces off the front surface of the glass so you can see a dim image of the headlights.”

Now you know.

DID YOU KNOW?
Click on the words highlighted in red to read more on this and related topics.
To receive news links via WhatsApp, send an invite to 061-876-3179
The Southlands Sun is also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest – why not join us there?

Do you have more information pertaining to this story?
Feel free to let us know by commenting on our Facebook page or you can contact our newsroom on 031-903-2341 and speak to a journalist.

(Comments posted on this issue may be used for publication in the Sun)

  AUTHOR
Erin Hanekom
Journalist

find your
dream home

looking for an
affordable
apartment

List your Property

It's easy in only three
simple steps...

find professional
services in
your area

Locate a business
operating in
your area

List your Business

Want more customers? They're online right now, searching for businesses like yours. Place your ad now...

Latest News

COMMENTS

southlandslooklocal.co.zaAutodealer.co.za
Top
Recommended Story
Tuesday Life Hacks: 5 car hacks that will save you fuel