When you buy a new car from a dealership, you are usually given two sets of car keys, but if a vehicle is traded in or bought pre-owned directly from the owner, you may not get two sets. Things happen and you lose track of keys, but that doesn’t mean it’s the end of the world. You may just take the single set of keys and not think twice, but you should really think about owning a spare key. Thankfully, you can easily go to a car key locksmith to get one. Here are five reasons why you should own a spare set of car keys.
Peace of mind
If you do happen to lock yourself out of your car and you only have one set of keys, you, unfortunately, won’t be able to get into your car as easily as you could if you had a spare set. Having a spare enables you peace of mind that if you do lock yourself out, you won’t have to spend the money, or time, breaking into your own care and repairing any possible damage.
If you have one car with multiple people driving it, having a spare set will make it much easier than sharing a single set. What if you accidentally took your keys with you when you went out with a friend and your significant other needs the car, but doesn’t have a set of keys? Maybe your partner lost their set, but thankfully you have a set to lend them. Avoid these types of scenarios by having a set of keys for each driver.
If you lose your keys and have a spare, you can easily take your vehicle to have the door locks replaced. If someone happened to steal your keys, you can avoid them being able to locate your car and stealing it, because they won’t be able to get in if the locks are changed.
Like all things, time and use causes wear. Keys are not indestructible and can break due to corrosion and use over the years. If and when the time comes that your key breaks, having a spare will come handy while you work on getting a replacement key.
Easily replace a key
Having a spare key make the process of getting a replacement much easier. Most car keys can be cloned the way you copy a house key. Car key locksmiths have machines that can do this in a matter of seconds if not minutes, though be sure to make sure your key is one that can be cloned.