A CAR DRIVER enthusiast has discovered a hidden feature found in many cars that prevents a common injury.
The health and safety hack will reassure many motorists, especially those with children.
TikToker (@chequanxiaoqiao) regularly shares little-known car tips and tricks.
In a recent video, she shared how to set up a window security feature to prevent fingers and other things from getting caught or pinched.
“Now check if your car isn’t already set up for these features,” the TikToker told viewers.
Some drivers may not even need to lift a finger to activate the bounce back window setting.
The system, also known as an anti-pinch window, can be switched on simply by pressing a button.
The TikToker showed how she simply lifted the window button and held it for five seconds.
“The one-button window function and the anti-pinch function have been set successfully,” she said.
She explained, “When the window detects an obstacle, it automatically lowers to prevent your hands from getting caught.”
The window’s electric motor is equipped with a sensor that detects whether there is a restricting force counteracting the movement of the glass.
As soon as this is detected, the window opening movement will automatically stop and go in the reverse direction to lower the window.
However, while most new car models have this technology, older vehicles do not.
A viewer commented on the video, saying, “I think next time you should be specific about which car it’s for.”
“I mean, I tried all your tricks on my Mazda 3 Dynamic Sedan 2020 car model, but none of them worked.”
Nonetheless, a 2017 market research by PS Market Research looking at the automotive anti-pinch power supply system market shows that it is a highly desirable feature to be implemented by manufacturers.
According to the study, “Leading automakers including Audi, BMW, General Motors, Honda, Hyundai, Land Rover, Lexus, Mercedez-Benz, Tata Motors, Toyota Motors and Volvo offer the anti-pinch feature as standard or as an option on some of theirs Cars.
It adds: “The key trend in automotive anti-P[inch system market is strong growth in demand of luxury vehicles in developing countries, which are mostly equipped with anti-pinch feature.”
Meanwhile, another TikToker has revealed that a secret trick can make the car trunk open automatically.