Top Reasons Why You Should Own a Spare Car Key
Here at We’ve Got The Key, we strongly recommend road users own a spare key. We have seen thousands of reasons and examples where a spare car key would have been a lifesaver for our clients. There are also other benefits to owning a spare key other than preventing a lockout scenario. In this blog piece, we explain the main advantages of owning a spare key.
The main stress-relieving benefit of having a spare key is that it can help you avoid getting locked out of your car. It’s easier than ever before to lock your car keys in your vehicle. More modern versions of keys, such as Volkswagen and Audi, have a very cautious safety system. The system in place ensures after you have unlocked your car with your key, these cars will re-lock themselves after 10 seconds. This quick turnaround can easily end up with a person locking their key in the boot after doing the weekly shop or in the passenger seat while sorting out the kids’ seat belts. An increasing number of modern-day cars no longer need a car in the ignition for the vehicle to start. This increase also leads to a higher number of lockouts, with people either forgetting to take their keys out after finishing their journey or just being unsure where they have left their keys.
If you share your car with family members or roommates, having a spare key can make it easier to coordinate schedules and ensure that everyone has access to the car when they need it. If you have family located nearby, it is also a good idea to have a spare key at their house. This ensures you always have a ‘plan B’ option if your key goes for a walkabout!
If you lose your primary key, the cost to replace it will be considerably higher than buying a spare key. The time it takes to cut and create a spare key with the primary key available is also a quicker process, leaving you with more time and more money, as well as less stress to enjoy the rest of your day.
Peace of mind
Knowing that you have a spare key in a safe place can give you peace of mind and significantly reduce your stress levels. You will feel far more prepared for unexpected situations and can rest easy knowing you have a backup plan in place. It also takes away the potential of the “if only” thoughts going around your head if you do end up losing/breaking your primary key.
If you need to lend your car to someone in an emergency, having a spare key can be, if you pardon the pun, key! Whether a family member needs to rush to the hospital, or a friend is stranded without transportation, having a spare key can help you respond quickly and effectively.
Overall, owning a spare car key can be incredibly helpful in a variety of situations. It’s a simple and inexpensive way to protect yourself against lockouts, reduce stress, and ensure you always have access to your car when needed.
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