There is no denying that automobiles have come a long way in the past few decades. If you told someone 20/30 years ago that cars could feature a computer, there’s no way they would believe you. Nowadays it’s considered normal for a car to include an infotainment system (computer system) and some vehicles have various. Most modern car features are incredibly cool, especially considering how far we’ve come in terms of safety and driver assistance systems. You might not even be aware of some of the unique features your car has. Some are hiding in plain sight! We’ve decided to compile a list of some of the coolest features you can get you hands-on right now!
Sometimes the smallest details can be the most impressive. Some vehicles include a little mechanism you can use to rest your fuel cap on whilst filling up. Not many people know about this one, yet it might have been staring at you every time you open the petrol flap!
One of the most well known hidden car features which can come in handy is on the dash of your car. Have you ever driven to the petrol station and had the sudden panic of forgetting which side your gas tank is on? Well, worry no more! The little symbol on your dash will either be on the same side as the gas tank or have an arrow next to it pointing to the side the gas tank is on.
There’s no denying that everybody loves WiFi, we use it all-day, every-day to find answers, check social media, and navigate us from point A to point B. Thankfully, we can now get access to it in our cars too! WiFi in cars is still fairly new, having only been accessible since 2011 when Audi introduced the system in new models. Car WiFi is simply a pre-installed wifi modem which allows passengers in the car to connect to it as you would a personal hotspot.
This is one of our favourites! In some vehicles, there is actually a hidden umbrella! In Rolls Royce vehicles this is old news, but you may be surprised to hear that Skoda has also offered a hidden umbrella in some of the vehicles too! It can be found sneakily hidden under the front of the passenger seat, concealed in a little storage unit... ‘Simply Clever’ right!
You will have inevitably noticed that there are two hooks just above the doors in the rear of the car. Many drivers have no idea what they are used for, however, they are simply used to hang clothing! Especially for those suits and shirts, you don’t want to get wrinkled during a long journey.
It’s true! Fiat used to offer an accessory for their vehicles which dispensed fragrances and perfumes. The dispenser would plug into the cigarette lighter port and release fragrances similar to how they work at home! Just when you thought the Fiat 500 couldn't get any better!
Adaptive Cruise Control is a feature which is becoming more popular in new cars and nearly most of the cars we stock on the website will offer adaptive cruise control. ACC is essentially cruise control on steroids, in that the car will automatically sense nearby vehicles and adjust the vehicle's speed to maintain a safe distance, making driving even less stressful than it already was!
If you’re lucky enough to have a fridge in your vehicle, we are incredibly jealous!
Thankfully, an SOS button is becoming more popular than ever. The system allows you to get hold of emergency services if you find yourself in any danger. Upon pressing the SOS button, it will notify the emergency services so that they can easily get hold of you and can come to the rescue. If the vehicle is involved in an accident, the SOS button will automatically activate and reach the emergency services.
We could go on all day about the hidden gems you can find in your vehicle. Do you have a favourite feature? Maybe your car has one that wasn’t on our list. Take a look at our special offers and see if there’s any features that catch your eye.