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Drivers blown away to learn secret compartment in car doors – and it is making it heavier


DRIVERS have been left scratching their heads after learning about a secret compartment in their car doors.

The little-known fact was revealed in by a TikTok user known as “bourntocreate” which has picked up 1.6million likes and some 15,600 comments.

A hand can be seen removing what looks like a plug from a car door

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A hand can be seen removing what looks like a plug from a car doorCredit: TikTok/@bourntocreate
Water can be seen pouring out and onto the floor

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Water can be seen pouring out and onto the floorCredit: TikTok/@bourntocreate

In the video, captioned “What!! Who knew to do this?” what looks like a plug is removed and water inside the car door comes pouring out.

A voiceover says: “Please drain your doors. Drain your doors people… c’mon.”

Along with the video the poster wrote: “This is my sisters car that sounded like it had water in it!

“I had no idea! Thanks for the tip @AbdelMedia_

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Many commentators were clearly taken by surprise by the motors tip with many asking if it was real.

One said: “Can’t tell if this is for real or y’all are playing along.

Although another replied: “It’s very real also need to drain your chassis rails sometimes.”

One wrote: “I swear I learn something new every day!”

A second added: “What… how come I have never heard about this???

Many others used the opportunity to crack a joke.

One posted: “You’re supposed to leave it in there, it’s in case you get stranded and get thirsty. Safety first people.”

Another said: “I taught my car to go in the yard.”

Despite some sceptics so-called drain holes are a real thing.

Water can get past window seals and inside the doors when it rains or when you wash your car, and the water is supposed to exit through drain holes at the bottom. 

But those holes at the bottom of your doors can get clogged up over time due to dirt or gravel and debris from the road.

Most drain holes can be found at the bottom of doors although they can also be found in other locations.

According to the automotive site Cars.com, many vehicles will have drain panels in the rocker panels and rear quarter panels, both of which are located near the doors.

Vehicles can also have drain holes situated beneath the windshield and near the boot to keep water from collecting in these areas.

To see if you might have a blockage, run a hose over certain parts of your car.

When you spray the windshield, boot, and doors check to see if the water is draining properly.

If it is collecting or draining slowly, you probably have a blockage.

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The high pressure sprays of a car wash, or even a regular garden hose, may be enough to blast the debris out of the drain holes. 

Although if you are having a problem you can always ask for the drain holes to be cleared when you take your car in for a service.

Most cars have drain holes at the bottom of car doors

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Most cars have drain holes at the bottom of car doorsCredit: Getty

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