What Is A Key Fob? Is It The Same as a Keyless Entry Remote?

Posted by Keyless Entry Remote on Sep 3rd 2014

Alright, we get it. “Key fob” is a pretty silly sounding term, and when you see it, you might find yourself scratching your head and saying,  “What the heck is that?” Well, it’s the same thing as a keyless entry remote, which is itself a pretty awful name, too. So what are these things?

Well, they’re the wireless remotes that come with your car that allow you to do a wide variety of things. At its most basic level, a key fob (or keyless entry remote) will allow you unlock your car doors at a distance. There are other functionalities that key fobs can have as well, these include:

  • ·         Opening the trunk – a useful feature when you have a pile of grocery bags in your hands.
  • ·         Opening sliding doors – very popular on mini vans, this is an excellent way to let the kids hop into the car.
  • ·         Sounding the car alarm – a security feature that’s saved more than a few lives over the years.
  • ·         Starting the engine – when it’s cold outside and you need to give your car a little bit of time to warm up, you can do so from inside.

As you can see, a key fob can be an incredibly convenient little piece of technology. If you have a car that comes with this functionality, then that’s probably something you already appreciate.

Now, there’s one thing to note about key fobs (or keylessentry remotes): Sometimes they get lost, broken or even stolen. When this happens, people are often tempted to think that they won’t be able to replace their key fob without an expensive trip to the dealership. Nothing could be further from the truth.

At Keyless Entry Remote Inc., we sell used key fobs for virtually every make and model of car that’s out there. What’s great about this is that it allows you to save up to 80% on what you’d pay if you replaced your key fob through the dealership.

Even better, you’ll find that programming a replacement key fob from Keyless Entry Remote Inc. is incredibly simple. It generally takes only a few minutes, and you’ll find all of the directions you need right on our website.

So, if you’re already aware of how convenient a key fob is and need to replace the one that you have, don’t go to the dealership. Buy your replacement key fob from Keyless Entry Remote Inc. instead!

Having trouble programming the remote or just want a professional to program the remote for you? Enter your city or zip code in the search box below to find a professional key fob installer in your area.

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