Here Are The Automotive Mysteries You've Always Wondered About

Here Are The Automotive Mysteries You've Always Wondered About

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Cars, like most things, have their own mysteries that people wonder about. When you’re an enthusiast though, those things could probably be described as trivial. We wonder about everything dealing with cars, from their manufacture to driving. One mystery I personally wonder about is who determines the placement of the speedometer and tach. Is it arbitrary? Because it varies from vehicle to vehicle and company to company. We asked readers what were some driving or car mysteries they have wondered about.

Welcome back to Answers of the Day, our daily Jalopnik feature where we take the best 10 responses from the previous Question of the Day and shine it up to show off. It’s by you and for you, Jalopnik readers. Enjoy!

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A Defrost and Vent Setting

A Defrost and Vent Setting

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Ford’s Weird Ass 1980s Horn Placement

Ford’s Weird Ass 1980s Horn Placement

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Expensive Repair Costs For Cheap Bumpers

Expensive Repair Costs For Cheap Bumpers

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Why Do Truckers Speed?

Why Do Truckers Speed?

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Is Flat Tire Equipment A Government Mandate?

Is Flat Tire Equipment A Government Mandate?

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The Jeep Wranglers Dash Mounted Window Switches

The Jeep Wranglers Dash Mounted Window Switches

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Traffic Light Sensors

Traffic Light Sensors

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Safe Places To Pass

Safe Places To Pass

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Staff Writer at Jalopnik. Dad. Lover of all things with 4 wheels. Weird interest in buses.

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