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7 Reasons You Need to Purchase a Spare Key

Posted by We Buy Key Fobs on Nov 1st 2017

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In our last article we talked about what to do when you have lost your car keys. Losing your car keys can be a very stressful and expensive situation to get yourself into. So, before it gets to that point, we want to highlight the importance of purchasing a spare key.

1. Saves you money
I know what you are probably thinking-how does it save me money when I have to buy another key? Completely understandable, it is a struggle to have to fork up money on something that you may never use… But just when you think you don’t need one, you will, and the result is much more expensive.

Having to completely replace a set of keys nowadays can cost you hundreds of dollars and that can be avoided by simply buying a spare key now for much cheaper.

2. Easier to get a duplicate key made
It is much easier for a locksmith to program a new key remote when there is already a working key available. Locksmiths can program and cut a key without an original, but this process takes much longer, therefore is much more expensive.

You can also purchase a key fob and possibly even program it yourself if you have a working key already programed for your vehicle. 

3. Reduces the chance of a key breaking
Just like most things in life, car keys become old and wear down from overuse, making them more prone to breaking. Having two keys allows you to switch between your original and spare, causing much less wear on the original. If the spare gets too worn down, then purchase a spare for your spare.

4. Helps prevent accidental lockouts
Spare keys help prevent being stuck in car lockout situations. By always having a spare on hand (or close by) you reduce your chance of getting locked out of your own property. And a spare key will save you from having to call an emergency locksmith at 1 a.m. to get you in your car. 

5. Convenience for multiple drivers
For drivers who are sharing one vehicle, it can be a hassle having to pass the key back and forth. An easy solution to this is simply providing all drivers with their own set of keys. This eliminates the difficulty of having to wait on another person for the key, and it reduces your chance of losing the only car key.

6. Saves you time
Spare keys can save you from rushing around in the morning trying to find your only pair of keys. Instead, you can grab your spare, get to work on time, and then look for your other set later when you have more time. Just make sure you always replace your spare in the same spot! 

7. Peace of mind
It can be comforting knowing you have a backup key handy if needed. I mean just look at all the headaches listed above that you can save yourself from experiencing. That’s not saying you won’t ever break or lose a key, but at least with a spare key your stress won’t last as long or cause you as much money!

Like the old saying goes, “you don’t know what you got till it’s gone,” - you won’t know how much you need a spare key until you no longer have a key at all. 

So what better time to purchase one then now? At Keyless Entry Remote Inc. we offer discounts on replacement key fobs, some that are even self-programmable. We do our best to save you time, money, and give you a peace of mind when it comes to purchasing your spare key. 

Do you have another reason for owning a spare? Let us know in the comments below. And be sure to share this post with your friends to make sure they own one!

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