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Driver issues warning over ’squiggly button’ in car as weather turns colder

Driver issues warning over ’squiggly button’ in car as weather turns colder

A motoring expert has taken to TikTok to explain the 'squiggly button' none of us know the meaning of.

A driving expert has exposed how clueless we all are after issuing a warning over the ’squiggly button’ in your car.

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As we get closer and closer to winter, it's important for drivers to be prepared for all weather conditions, from heavy snow to flooded side streets.

Understanding how your car works is also quite handy as motorists need to know to operate certain buttons - especially the one with the 'weird squiggles' on it.

Taking to the @drivingskills_ TikTok page, a driving expert has revealed how the little button labelled 'OFF' is essential for driving in the winter.

They warned: "Don't press this button on the car indiscriminately - otherwise it is very dangerous."


"It is a car anti-skid button. It is turned on by default," the TikToker explained.

"If it is turned off, it will greatly increase the risk of sideslip, rollover and loss of control during driving."

However, turning the button off now and again can sometimes help.

YouTuber ‘ToyotaJeffReviews’ explained: “If this is such a great safety feature, why in the world would you want to turn traction control off?

“The main reason I can think of is let’s say your car is stuck in mud or ice, or gravel or dirt or that type of thing.

“Sometimes we want to rock our car backwards and forwards, backwards and forwards. Reverse, drive.

“When you turn off the traction control button that is going to allow you to do that manoeuvre to hopefully get you out of that messy situation.”

Another unknown button that can help you save money is the 'air recirculation button' - the one with an arrow inside a car.

TikToker @megansbubble has gone viral for stunning motorists with her video: "Car tips and tricks. I bet you didn't know what this car button is actually used for."

TikToker @megansbubble explained: "Essentially what it's going to do for you, it means that you are recirculating the air inside the car.

"So if it's extraordinarily hot inside of your car when you first get in you want to turn this off so that you suck in the outside air.

"If you're sitting in front of other cars where you'll be getting all the exhaust fumes sucked into your car, you use this button so that the air inside your car recirculates and you don't suck in all that bad air."

It turns out that those unaware of the button could be saving on your bills, as AA spokesperson, Luke Bosdet explained: "If you don’t know what the recirculation button does and have been blasting the air con to try to cool passengers on the back seat, you’ve been missing a trick and paying for it."

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@drivingskills_/gettystockimage

Topics: TikTok, Cars, Weather