A CAR fanatic has unveiled a secret button his friend uses to stop thieves from stealing his car when driving through his so-called bad neighborhood.
The content creator shared the hack with YouTube Shorts, showing viewers a hidden feature on his friend’s car.
“When your friend lives in a bad area,” reads the on-screen caption above the video.
The YouTuber (@RidewithR1ce) showed himself in the driver’s seat and tried to use the start button on the right side of the steering wheel to turn on the car.
“To hell? How do you turn it all on?” The content creator asked his friend in the passenger seat when he failed to start the car.
His friend then turned the car on by pressing a button hidden near the gearshift.
“This man had a secret button,” the YouTuber wrote in his video’s caption.
The start button was probably hidden in plain sight to deter car thieves from stealing the car as they could not drive it without turning the vehicle on.
Another secret button drivers may not know about could help them see better in unsafe conditions.
When the weather calls for fog, many motorists can use a common feature that helps them see through the fog.
Headlights aren’t a legal requirement, but most automakers now fit them into their vehicles, according to Warranty Direct.
Some activate automatically, while others require a button to appear when the driving situation requires it.
According to driving tests, the fog lamps are “placed deep in the bumper and produce a wide, flat beam of light”.
The main difference between fog lights and high beams is that they are not reflected by the fog.
In addition, the low placement gives the opportunity to break through the fog and illuminate the road below.
If motorists are having trouble finding the button, they should look on the lower right knee, as it may be marked on the dashboard with an icon depicting a headlight and a wavy vertical line intersecting three horizontal lines.
Otherwise, when not on the driver’s right knee, the driver should look to the left side of the steering wheel, where the wiper and high beam controls are located.
Luxury cars and high-end models are likely to have automatic fog lights.
To be sure, it is best to consult the user manual.