Once I decided on my title for this week, I put a lot of thought into it. Every place I went, I looked for something I could compare it to, or something that might be more useless, but I couldn't find single thing as useless as the item pictured above.
Is there anyone here who does not know what this is? I didn't until four years ago when I bought a new SUV.
Pictured above is a low tire indicator, now a common thing on the dash of new cars. What is it supposed to do? Well, you would think, by the name, that it would tell you when you had a low tire, or worse, a flat. I'm sure that was the intent. In reality, all it does is frustrate drivers.
It's incredibly touchy. Temperature drops, light comes on. Temperature rises, light goes off..maybe. 9999 times out of 10,000 when this light comes on it does not indicate anything. My other complaint with this process is that on the rare time I really do have a low tire, it's a guessing game as to which one of the four is low. If they can make a light that knows the rear passenger side tire is low, then make it where it shows which tire is low. Give me an indicator with four little lights and light the one that applies to the affected tire. I mean really, do we need a woman to figure this out?
So my question to you this week is this. What's the most useless thing you can think of, or are you in agreement with me?