In the hustle and bustle of your busy day, there’s a good chance something is going to happen with your car keys.
- Nearly 25 percent of Americans misplace their car keys twice a week.
- In 2015, the American Automobile Association reported receiving more than four million calls from locked-out motorists each year.
There are four main types of car keys:
- Traditional car keys: This has no security features other than the unique cut of the key.
- Transponder keys: This contains an electronic chip which contains stored information through the antenna ring, ECM and immobilizer. When a key is inserted in the ignition, these all work in tandem to activate the ignition and to identify the vehicle’s owner is the one driving.
- Smart keys: These work with key fobs and allow drivers to start vehicles remotely without a key.
- Key Fobs: This is a remote or transmitter t