TechHidden car features: How your glove compartment and sunroof can cool you down

Hidden car features: How your glove compartment and sunroof can cool you down

A hidden function in the car glove compartment. Photo: Genialne.pl
A hidden function in the car glove compartment. Photo: Genialne.pl

8:01 AM EDT, June 28, 2024

Most people rarely look at the user manual after purchasing new equipment, which means they might miss out on many interesting and useful features of the device. The same applies to cars. Here's a hidden glove compartment feature that few know about.

Surprisingly, most drivers are unaware of its existence. In the meantime, the car's hidden glove compartment can prove to be extremely useful, especially on hot days. What exactly is it?

The hidden glove compartment feature can be very useful to you

We keep various small items in the glove compartment on a daily basis, such as cosmetics, documents, sunglasses, or car care products. However, this is not its only function; on hot days, it can serve as a refrigerator.

This function is activated by a valve, which few people know about. When you turn on the air conditioning and flip the switch in the glove compartment, cool air will flow into it. In this way, this space can serve as a small refrigerator, e.g., for storing drinks that, thanks to the low temperature, will provide refreshment during longer journeys.

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Do you have a car with a sunroof? There's a chance it has another hidden feature

On hot days, owners of cars with a sunroof frequently use them to feel some extra breeze. However, the wind in your hair can easily turn into a cold. To prevent this, manufacturers of cars with sunroofs often install a neck heating option in the seats.

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