Being unable to find your car keys can put you in a tight spot when you’re leaving your house. Not only is it irritating not to know where your keys are, but it can also cost you money. Since many cars today are made with remote start or smart keys, a key replacement can be costly, but fortunately, technology is making it easier to keep track of your keys. Keep reading to find out how.
Smart keys take a bit of brain retraining to use. Instead of reaching into your pocket or purse to grab your keys, a smart key just needs to be on your person while you’re near your car to unlock the doors. To prevent misplacing your smart key, consider attaching it to your wallet or bag. You may also keep it in your pocket when you are out. That way, it never has to leave the location you choose to put it in, meaning there is a lower chance of losing it.
Normal keys are much easier to replace – you just need to make a copy. However, you don’t want to wait until you’ve lost your keys to think of making a copy. Once you receive the keys to your car, it is best to make a copy right away. The price may differ depending on if you have a key or a key/clicker combo, but making a copy of any key is usually worthwhile, especially if you tend to be forgetful.
Additionally, you may consider attaching a GPS tracking device to your key ring. If you do lose your keys, you can use an app on your phone to track their location. You can also use an app to track smart keys as well.
Keep Your Keys Close
One of the best ways to prevent losing your keys is to always put them in the same place, both when you are out and when you return home. This, in combination with the tips above, may help you save money and time by keeping track of your keys.
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