What is Keyless Entry?

2022 MINI Cooper Countryman
Your new MINI Cooper comes equipped with a wide array of convenient features designed to make your Minnetonka driving and ownership experience just a little bit easier. One of these features is keyless entry. What is keyless entry? Simply put, keyless entry allows you to unlock the doors of your car without having to deal with a physical key. Whether the key fob is in your hand, in your pocket, or in your bag, it will unlock the doors hand-free. In this guide from Motorwerks MINI we’ll answer the following questions:

  • What does keyless entry mean?
  • What is remote keyless entry?
  • How does the MINI Cooper Comfort Access work?

Once you’ve learned all about the benefits of keyless entry, stop by our dealership in Golden Valley to find the keyless entry car that is the best fit with your lifestyle and driving needs.



What Does Keyless Entry Mean?

As stated above, keyless entry enables you to lock and unlock your car without a key. Keyless entry works by sending a radio frequency signal from the key fob to a receiver in the car. Most keyless entry systems will also allow you to open the trunk or rear hatch. If you have ever approached your car while carrying a load of groceries, for example, you’ll find that with keyless entry you won’t have to fumble for your keys to open up your vehicle. If you experience any problems with your key fob functions, it most likely is because you need a new key fob battery. You can pick up a key fob battery replacement at the Motorwerks MINI Parts Center.

What is Remote Keyless Entry?

If your MINI Cooper is equipped with remote keyless entry, you will be able to lock or unlock your doors when you are away from your vehicle. Typically, remote keyless entry will only work when you are within 50 feet of the vehicle. Many remote keyless entry systems also offer remote start, which is particularly convenient during the cold winter months we experience in and around St Louis Park and %%traget_city_3%%, as you can start the vehicle and warm it up before you step inside.

How Does the MINI Cooper Comfort Access Work?

Several new MINI Cooper models feature Comfort Access. This system detects the key fob in your pocket or bag as you approach the vehicle. Then, all you need to do is press the small black button on the door handle. Your MINI will detect the key fob on your person and unlock the door. You can also open the hatch or boot by simply grabbing the handle.

MINI Cooper Comfort Access also assists in starting the vehicle. It senses the key fob, and when you press the brake pedal if your car has an automatic transmission or the clutch pedal if your car is a manual, and then press the start/stop button once.

Learn More About MINI Cooper Technology at Motorwerks MINI

If you have any further questions regarding what keyless entry means or how keyless entry works, contact the team at Motorwerks MINI. We can also fill you in on other MINI Cooper technology features such as Apple CarPlay®, Bluetooth®, and more. We’re here to make sure that you enjoy all that your MINI Cooper has to offer.


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