If you own a car, it is vital that you have a duplicate set of keys stashed away somewhere, just for contingencies. A car locksmith can produce such duplicate car keys for you via a simple machining method. If your car uses a transponder key or a remote key, your car locksmith can create duplicates for these as well by programming new codes. All in all, there are several reasons why you just have to have duplicate car keys at all times. Read all about them below.
#1 Lost/damaged keys
It is inevitable that at one point, you will lose your car keys either by misplacing them or otherwise. Alternatively, your car keys could get damaged either by breaking or developing worn teeth. When either of these unfortunate situations happen, you will need a spare key to access or drive your car. By having a duplicate set of keys around, you get to avoid the inconvenience and high cost of calling up an emergency car locksmith. Worse, you could be out somewhere stranded by the road when this happens.
#2 Stolen keys
Your car keys could also get stolen. If this should happen to you and you have no spare car keys, whoever has them could gain access to your car, take the valuables inside it or steal the car itself. On the other hand, if you have duplicate car keys with you, you have a chance to enter your car, drive it to a safe location, and possibly have the locks changed for safety reasons.
#3 Car sharing
On a more subtle note, you also need a duplicate set of car keys because, like most people, you probably share your car with a spouse, kids or friends. Instead of giving these third party drivers your only set of car keys, have a duplicate that you can provide them with. This way, you will always remain with the original set of keys at all times. This will allow you to retain access to your car 24/7. This is particularly useful in situations where you need the car fast, but the person you had lent it to is not around.
#4 Car lockouts
Last but not least, there is the dreaded lock-outs. That is a situation where you lock your car keys inside the car. Just like lost/missing keys, this is a scenario that is most likely going to happen to you at a certain point. When this happens, you won’t be able to get inside your car, let alone drive it. However, if you have duplicate car keys, you will not be inconvenienced by this mishap. You will not have to break your car’s window, nor will you have to wait for a tow truck to rescue you. You will simply get the spare keys and get inside your car.
Talk to your local auto locksmith today and arrange to have duplicated developed for your car(s)!