Glove compartments are so named because, in the early days of automobiles, it was common to keep a pair of gloves for driving inside them. Early automobiles offered drivers no protection from the weather, and it was common for intrepid motorists to travel wearing hats, goggles and gloves.
The glove compartment first appeared on horseless carriages made by Packard circa 1900, and by the 1930s, most automobile manufacturers had made it a standard feature. Though many items have been held in glove compartments throughout the history of automobiles, they acquired the name due to the regularity of gloves being kept inside.Learn More
Fixing a broken glove compartment latch requires removing the glove box and replacing the locking mechanism. The locking mechanism is generally comprised of a small latch, and it requires a basic set of hand tools to replace.Full Answer >
Some common causes for engine jerk while driving include: low levels of transmission fluid, clogged transmission filter or a worn universal joint. The transmission should be checked for low fluid levels and the filter replaced at regular intervals. The universal joint can be replaced to avoid more costly repairs.Full Answer >
An average sedan is just under 73 inches wide not including side-view mirrors. Side-view mirrors add up to 10 inches to the overall width. For example, a 2015 Ford Fusion measures 75.2 inches wide with the side mirrors folded and 83.5 inches with them open.Full Answer >
If a car is hard to start, the issue is often the battery. While a dead battery does not turn the starter at all, a weak one turns it very slowly. This slow turn does not create enough compression to cause the fuel to ignite in the cylinders, making it difficult to start the vehicle.Full Answer >