DRIVERS are just realising there’s a “hidden” button in your motor that can keep you safe while you’re out on the road.
The button automatically locks the car in just seconds, helping you stay safely inside.
In a helpful video posted online, a car expert shared the helpful hack with motorists.
If you press and hold the handy lock button after powering up your car, the car will automatically lock in just ten seconds.
And – if you use it after getting out of the car, all of your windows will close within three seconds.
Doing the same with the unlock button will lower all the windows in the same amount of time.
And pressing both simultaneously will open only the main driver’s door.
These useful tricks can turn a simple button into a mechanism for staying snug and safe in your motor – or bolting the vehicle to unwanted intruders at a moments notice.
The window function in particular is useful for stopping people from breaking into it and stealing any shiny gadgets left lying around.
It’s not the only button found in your car that could save a life.
One switch, which can be located in various places in different vehicles, helps detect when other motors are nearby but unseen.
A blind spot monitor button turns on a function that lets drivers know when other cars are in a tricky-to-spot area near their vehicle.
Blind spots cause fatal and other horror crashes across the UK every year.
Another hidden button can unlock your boot from the front seat.
All you have to do is open the glovebox and find a row of three buttons on the upper right-hand side.
These bear the same symbols as on the key fob.
The buttons on the left and right allow you to lock the boot from the driver’s seat.