The majority of your car’s parts—the ones you can see easily anyway—have obvious reasons to be there. Not many people are really confused about the placement of a steering wheel, seat belt, or cupholder, for instance. Engineers have been careful to place everything in the right spot, for a specific reason.
One of the more mysterious things in your car, though, is right there front and center: those black dots on your windshield. What could those be? We’ve all seen them on almost every vehicle, but somehow never learned why they’re there.
Well, wonder no more! You might just be surprised that the answer is so obvious!
They’re actually mostly for aesthetics! The dots are there to form a nice gradient between the black frit band and the rest of the windshield.
The ones above the rearview mirror, though, actually serve an additional purpose…