How to Operate Toyota Smart Key and Push Button Start
Technology plays a major aspect in many facets of our lives including when we are driving to and from work. If we have learned anything about technology in the automotive industry here at White River Toyota, it is that technology is constantly changing and that at times it can be overwhelming, especially if you are unfamiliar with how it works. One element of technology that confounds many Toyota owners is the Toyota Smart Key system and push button start, even though these high-tech features are designed to make your drive more convenient. Learn more about Toyota Smart Key and the push button start features in your 2015 Toyota Corolla with our overview on how to operate Toyota Smart Key and push button start.
Toyota Smart Key System Features
Toyota Smart Key is a system that is available in many current Toyota models right here at White River Toyota. This innovative system represents the key of the future and gives you the ability to unlock and start your vehicle without ever having to dig a key out of your pocket or purse. Employing a new-age key fob that uses an evolving code for security purposes and is specific to your particular Toyota model, this system will unlock driver and passenger doors as well as the trunk when it is on your person. With this key in your pocket, simply put your fingertips on the inside of the door handle to unlock and open the door. It is as simple as that.
Toyota Push Button Start Feature
Push button start is an incredible new feature that is becoming readily available in many models and offers an exceptional level of convenience. While it is convenient, drivers who have never used push button start may be caught off guard at first. With the key fob on your person or in the vehicle, all you have to do is ensure your new Toyota RAV4 is in park, put your foot on the brake and push the engine start/stop button to get the motor running. To turn off the engine, simply put it in park and push the button again.
You will also be able to use many power features without turning on the engine when you opt for push button start. If you want to turn on the audio system and Toyota Entune interface without wasting fuel, all you need to do is leave you foot OFF the brake and push the ignition button. When the car gets too warm in the summer months, you can turn on the climate control or roll down the window by following the same procedure and pressing the button a second time. Pressing the engine start/stop button a third time will turn off all power.
Technology can definitely be intimidating and in the automotive industry, it is constantly changing, leaving many of us behind on the learning curve. Avoid that confusion and check out our quick tips on how to operate Toyota Smart Key and push button start. After you master this innovative new technology, it will make your life just a little bit simpler. Stop in today at White River Toyota and schedule a test drive in one of our new Toyota models equipped with Smart Key and push button start to see for yourself.