A CAR expert has revealed a secret button on motorists’ car doors that, if used effectively, could keep their children safe.
The car professional emphasized on social media that parents should pay attention to the hidden button in urgent situations.
“There are many hidden features in cars that most people don’t know about!” influencer Sister (@dongcheshijie) exclaimed in a recent clip on TikTok.
One of them, she believed, was a secret child safety lock on the driver’s door frame in most family cars.
“There’s this childproof lock on the door,” explained the car professional.
Sister continued that the car key, which is in the key fob, should be inserted into the slot to activate the lock.
“Let’s take a key and turn it to activate it,” she said.
This would prevent children in the back seats from opening the car door from the inside, protecting them when driving on the road.
“Once activated, children cannot open the door from the inside,” the car expert claimed.
For added protection, most vehicles also have a child lock button for the windows on the inside of the driver’s side door handle.
Sister also revealed in the clip several other features that could be useful for safety and more efficient operation when driving a vehicle.
For example, at the beginning of the clip, a passenger called the car influencer because he appeared to have broken the car’s steering wheel.
Although sister was quick to explain that most vehicles have easy ways to adjust the height and angle of the steering wheel to better suit different drivers.
“Turn the little wrench under the steering wheel to adjust the front and rear height,” she said.
Sister was seen grabbing the lever on the steering column and being able to pull it closer to her or move it up and down.
Two other tricks Sister pointed out involved protecting vision when driving in bright sunshine and adjusting the seat belt to properly cover the driver.
First, the visor on the driver’s side can be folded down to block the sun’s rays in front of the dashboard, but can also be pulled and adjusted to block sunlight coming from the side.
The visor detaches on the right side and Sister can be seen sliding it to the left to cover half of her face.
In addition, the initial height of the seat belt can be adjusted to be within the driver’s desired range.
Sister pointed out that the point where the seat belt goes out from the car slides up and down.
“The seat belt can be adjusted according to the driver’s height,” the auto influencer noted.
This way they are always protected from accidents and sudden stops, no matter who is driving the car.
Either way, the car expert emphasized that drivers should pay attention to hidden details, because “many people feel in the dark when the car is scrapped.”
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