Weird Devices Texas Drivers No Longer Have Access To
Automobiles have come a long way in terms of accessories and features. New things have been developed while others have been eliminated.
These days, cars and trucks are loaded with all kinds of neat gadgets and features. Back in the day, they didn't have as many conveniences and required a little more work to get things done.
As engineers figure out ways to make things easier, the old fashioned ideas go the way of the dinosaur.
Here are a few things we no longer need or have to deal with that some, kids especially, won't believe were once in almost every vehicle.
You used to have to actually turn a crank handle to raise and lower the windows. Nowadays, there's a button for that.
Cars once came with record players. They only played 45 rpm singles, (another item that is long gone), so you had to take it out and turn it over every 3 or 4 minutes.
You can see why that one got phased out.
Speedometers that stop at 85mph.
These days, on Texas highways, doing 85 is legal and exceeding 85 is totally normal.
CD players are becoming less and less common thanks to apps and other "smart" features that can get whatever music you want, whenever you want it.
Online or via cell phone.
Car ignition keys are also fading away.
These days, there's a button for that.
Full size spare tires are gone. (Some even came with with matching rims.)
Now you get those little "douhnut" tires. (IF you even get a spare.)
Ashtrays and dashboard lighters.
Not sure if it's because they needed somewhere to put the touch screen or because fewer people smoke these days but they're gone.
See a few other relics here.