The Little Things

“Some beautiful paths can’t be discovered without getting lost.” – Erol Ozan

The other day I asked my mom what the button on the door handles of her car does. She proceeded to tell me that she had no idea and she had actually never pressed it before. 

While we were on the way home from the grocery store I decided to look it up.

Apparently, it’s a function that has been on cars for quite a few years now. Although all of our recent cars were from 2010 and older. Because of this, we were very much so oblivious to how lovely the button actually was. 

It is called an SKS or smart key system.

This means that instead of digging in your purse for your keys all you have to do is press the button and the car door will unlock, if you press it twice it will unlock all of the car doors. But it only works if the key is within three feet of the car or less.

The same is true for the opposite. If you want to lock the car doors without having the key fob in your hand you can press the button once for just your door or twice for both doors.

When I tell you both mine and my mom’s mind was blown by this feature I am not exaggerating. Since we were utterly clueless about it I thought some others might be as well. So, that’s where this blog post comes into play.

If you have a weird button, switch, or flip on your car look it up and see what it does. It might be an extremely useful feature that you have been denying, or just for show. You’ll never know until you try though. 

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