Reasons to Invest in a Spare Key for Your Car

April 23, 2020

Whenever you purchase a vehicle from a dealership, you’ll get a set of keys to take home with you. In some cases, you might even get two sets. If not, it’s probably a good idea for you to make at least one spare key in Houston, TX, for a variety of reasons.

Here are just a few examples of why it’s so important to have a backup set of keys for your car.

Lockouts happen

Unfortunately, vehicle lockouts can happen to anyone, even if you feel like you have it together and are a generally well organized, careful person. The only circumstance in which a lockout will not affect you is if you have a smart key that essentially makes it impossible for you to lock yourself out of your vehicle.

There are a variety of ways in which lockouts happen. You might leave the keys inside your vehicle and manually push down the locking mechanism when you exit before closing the door. You might have doors that lock automatically, and by the time you realize you left your keys inside, it’s too late. Whatever the circumstance, if you don’t have a spare set of keys, you’ll have no other option but to call a mobile locksmith to come and help you out. If you do have a spare set, you can have someone bring it to you, or get a ride home yourself to find it, saving you a good deal of money.

You might lose your key

Keys are probably among the most frequently-lost items people own, and that includes vehicle keys. If you lose your keys, or if they’re stolen, you’ll need a backup set that will allow you to still be able to use your vehicle and get where you need to go, so your everyday routine isn’t interrupted.

To protect yourself in this sort of situation, it’s so much easier to just make a copy of an existing key than it is to deal with key replacement in Houston, TX after the fact. A locksmith can duplicate a key in mere minutes if you have one for them to use. Even without a spare, a locksmith will still be able to recreate the key, but the job becomes more difficult, time-consuming and expensive.

Your key battery dies

Smart keys and keys with remotes have batteries inside that can go dead after long periods of time, and most people aren’t going to have spare batteries for their keys lying around. Even if you do, the remote in the key might need to be reprogrammed or otherwise tweaked after you change a battery. If you have a spare, you can keep using your vehicle until you’re able to get that original key taken care of by a professional.

These are just a few examples of some of the main benefits associated with having a spare key for your vehicle. Contact the team at Express Locksmith today for more information about the various locksmith services we offer, including car key replacement in Houston, TX.

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