4 Cool Tricks You Didn’t Know Your Car Could Do
Cars aren’t like dogs. You don’t hold up a treat and get them to snaffle it out of your hands. Still, admit it – the idea of doing tricks in your motor is pretty exciting, isn’t it?! After all, not everyone has the money to afford a top of the range Tesla that comes with the mod-cons cooked up in a Silicon Valley lab.
So, the fact that your standard car can keep up with the big boys is exhilarating. Sure, the following won’t boost your vehicle’s brake horsepower or make it handle better in the corners. Yet, that doesn’t matter because being a petrolhead isn’t always about speed.
It’s about having fun.
Customise Your Dashboard
Back in the day, a dashboard was a piece of plastic with a couple of levers that went up and down. Today, a centre console is pretty standard across the board. As a result, you can decide what you view on the dash. For instance, you can search for how many miles you are getting to the gallon fuel-economy-wise, rather than staring at your speed. Audi has taken this to the next level. The A4 might have a 2.0L 4-cylinder engine, front-wheel-drive, and 150hp, yet it’s Audi’s Virtual Cockpit that motorists are obsessed with at the moment.
We’ve all seen the videos of cars that park themselves, and we’ve all wished we could afford one because there’s nothing more stressful than pulling up by a tight parking space on a busy road. Maybe one day you’ll be successful enough to invest in a Porsche Cayenne. That will do the trick. Except, plenty of relatively inexpensive models have the technology. As surprising as it is, owners of the new Ford Focus, Renault Megane, and Volkswagen Golf can all sit back and let technology do its thing.
It’s worth pointing out that your car can’t actively prevent crime, not unless it’s a Transformer in disguise or its previous owner was a Mr. D Hasselhoff. However, fighting crime isn’t just about stopping felons in their tracks. It’s about getting in their heads. Vehicles can do this through an accessible and affordable car monitoring system. Statistics show that motors with dashcams put burglars off because they don’t want to take the risk of being identified. Even better, every car is eligible for a safety upgrade. All you have to do is choose the most suitable monitoring system.
Find Your Destination
Satellite navigation systems have been around for some time, but they are getting clever. While the rise of machines is something for future generations to worry about, for now, it’s ideal for busy motorists who need to be at a specific location by a certain time. Volkswagen’s We Connect Plus device is an excellent example as it connects to your diary via a smart device to make sure you’re never late. VW Tiguan owners will be happy to know that, apart from doing 0-60mph in around 10 seconds, you’ll never forget an appointment!
These are just more reasons to fall in love with the motoring industry all over again.