Secret Button can reduce your car’s fuel consumption by 7% – this is how it works
DRIVERS stunned after revealing a secret button that can cut your car’s fuel consumption.
Popular TikToker Megans Bubble shared the hack – with stunned drivers when it was revealed it could help reduce your fuel consumption by 7%.
TikTok user @megansbubble revealed the handy “A” button that sits in the car console.
Megan said: “If you have a button in your car that looks like this, it’s your automatic start-stop button.
“It will automatically turn off your vehicle if it’s stationary for an extended period of time, like when you’re at a traffic light or perhaps driving through the Starbucks thoroughfare.
“It is intended to increase fuel consumption and reduce emissions.”
Although stop-start technology has been around in cars for decades, it didn’t really take off until around 2008.
A start-stop or stop-start system automatically turns off and restarts your car’s internal combustion engine.
The idea is to reduce the time your engine spends idling.
Stop-start should also result in a reduction in your fuel consumption and vehicle emissions.
This is especially helpful for vehicles that spend a lot of time stationary in heavy traffic.
According to research by the American Automobile Association, stop-start technology resulted in a 5% to 7% improvement in fuel economy.
This saving might seem small, but it would certainly add up over the life of your car.
A study by the Polytechnic University of Madrid measured the CO2 emissions of two four-wheel drive vehicles.
A reduction of more than 20% was recorded for the car equipped with the start-stop system.
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