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Gadgets Most Nigerians Don’t Know They Have In Their Vehicles

Many Nigerians have driven their cars for years without knowing or making use of its full functionalities. Other than starting the car and driving it, some drivers don’t exploit its maximum potentials.

Below are a few amazing Bells and Whistles (Gadgets) your car possesses that you may not have probably noticed or used:

1.) Car Interior Air Filtration System

The Car Interior Air Filtration System works with your Air Conditioning unit to filter all of the air that comes through the car’s HVAC (Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning) system preventing pollutants such as dust, pollen, smog, mold spores etc. from entering into your car. It’s typically located behind the glove compartment or under the hood or dashboard in most modern vehicles. (Note that not all cars comes with this feature. Check your vehicle manual to know if yours comes with it). 

2. Climate Control

Climate control is a feature that comes in many cars today. The difference between Climate Control and Air Condition is very contrast. Air conditioning requires you to manually adjust the temperature yourself to maintain a comfortable environment in your car. While a Climate Control is an intelligent air conditioning unit that uses the temperature outside to regulate itself to the perfect temperature in the car, giving you that comfortable environment needed. (Check your vehicle manual to know if your car comes with one).

3. Universal Remote Transmitter

As the name implies, it works exactly like a vehicle’s original factory remote, unlocking and locking remote operated garage doors, gates, popping open the trunk—everything an original remote does. (Check your vehicle manual to know if your car comes with one).

4. Dusk Sensing Headlights

Dusk-sensing headlights typically use an ambient light sensor to measure the brightness of the surrounding environment. This sensor is usually hidden inside a little dome at the base of the windscreen, although some manufacturers install the sensors at the top of the windshield. When the surrounding environment is a little too dark for a little too long, the sensor will instruct the headlights, as well as the instrument and dashboard lights, to turn on. Once brightness reaches regular daylight levels again it will turn the headlights and instrument lighting off, all this is done automatically without the intervention of the driver. Pretty cool, eh? (Check your vehicle manual to know if your car comes with one).

With these few tips, spend more time in your car to explore varieties of buttons at your disposal. You will be amazed what you discover. After-all they are there to make your driving experience extra comfortable.

About Nonso Okafor

I've worked as a technical support representative in major auto centers in Nigeria for more than twenty years. I have dealt with a variety of problems in my capacity as a customer service representative and auto diagnostics expert. I'm committed to assisting people in properly maintaining their automobiles and in appreciating this magnificent innovation known as an automobile.

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