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Old 11-14-2017, 11:44 PM
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Default Automakers Are Stealing Your Stuff: Hey, Where'd My Gas Cap and Spare Tire Go?

Your next new car will come with two fewer items. Here's why it's good and bad.





Your next car will come with two fewer items like it or not. The reasons are mainly cost. Here's what will be missing.

Bye Bye Gas Cap
The first is a good thing. You won't have a gas cap to fiddle with anymore. More and more vehicles, like the Ford shown above, are getting rid of the gas cap. It's about time. Since cars all have fuel filler doors now anyway, what point does the cap serve? Well, in an old-style car it was part of the safety and emissions system, locking in the fuel and vapors where they belonged.

However, it isn't rocket science to design a fuel filler door that is self-closing and opened by the proper insertion of a fuel nozzle. Ford and many other automakers now use designs like the Easy Fill shown above to make fueling just a little bit easier.






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