Jul. 8, 2022
Hot & Humid
It's hot in Little Rock! The weather report is that it's supposed to hit 100° today. Add in the humidity that puts the heat index at 113°. If you work from 8 to 5, you can wrap a raw potato in aluminum foil, put it on your dashboard, and it will be fully cooked when you get off work. That's hot.
As I was walking to my car the other afternoon it was pretty hot. I brought to remembrance my old MINI Cooper. It had a feature that if you held down the unlock button on the key fob, it would roll down the windows and roll back the sunroof. By doing this as you approach the car, the initial blast of furnace heat will have blown out and it won't be so intense when you get in the car.
I thought to myself, "Hmmm...I wonder if the Ford has that feature?" I mashed and held the button to find out. The parking lights came on, the brake lights lit up, and the windows rolled down! I told that story at work and asked if their vehicle did that. The response was the same, "I don't know, I've never tried!"
I guess sometimes it pays to read your owner's manual. Or, maybe you can give it a try because this old man learned a new trick and shared it with you. Either way, it's better than getting a 200° blast of heat in the face!
You can thank me later.