Drivers are only just realising what a common button actually does in their car – and it’ll help you save fuel | The Sun

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DRIVERS have been left been stunned after discovering what a single button in their car is actually for.

The handy tip was revealed by TikTok star "Megan's Bubble" who regularly posts useful advice on social media across a range of subjects including cars.

The video footage opens with the caption 'Car tips and tricks I bet you didn't know what this car button is actually used for…'

Megan says: "Things you should know before you're 30, let's go."

It then cuts to a shot of a car's automatic start-stop button, which on her car is located on the centre console between the front seats.

Megan says: "If you have a button that looks like this in your car, this is your automatic start-stop button.


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"It's going to automatically shut down your vehicle when it's stationary for a long time.

"Like when you're sitting at a stop light at at a Starbuck's drive-through.

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"It's supposed to increase fuel economy and reduce emissions."

Although start-stop technology on cars has been around for decades, it didn't really kick off until around 2008.


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Most new cars now come with it and more and more models had it fitted over the past 14 years.

Not everybody likes their engine stopping and starting all the time, but it will save you fuel and therefore money over the months and years.

There's also a myth that it does damage to your start motor and engine – cars with start-stop tech have been engineered to cope with it.

The car's electronic brain will work out when it can and can't be used based on lots of different factors including the engine's temperature.

The button is likely to have an A within a circle, but if you're struggling to find it, check your car's manual or ask a dealer.

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