Why You Keep Locking Your Keys In Your Car

Why You Keep Locking Your Keys In Your Car

Posted on July 22, 2021 by A-1

Losing keys? It happens to all of us. Losing keys again and again? In the car? That’s a problem limited to a small percentage of the population. It’s also a problem that needs to be addressed.

The good news is that there are ways to avoid losing your keys, especially if it keeps happening in your vehicle. Let’s go over a few reasons why some people keep locking keys in their cars.

Reason #1: There Are Changes In Your Routine

When there is something that affects your routine (e.g. you’re in a hurry), that’s when there is a good chance you’ll do something abnormal like lock your keys in the car. When you rush or do things differently than you normally do, it can cause your brain to misfire and you’ll forget about all of the steps that are normally part of your routine. Try creating good habits and realize when your route has been affected so you’re more vigilant about keeping track of your car keys.

Reason #2: They Blend In!

You could be losing your car keys often because they don’t stand out enough. If your keys are similar in color or texture to your seats, glove box, cupholders and dashboard, there’s a good chance you’ll miss them at some point. Instead, add some personality and color to your keys by personalizing them.

Reason #3: Your Car Uses A Fob

When your car doesn’t even use a key, you can’t lock it inside the car, right? Wrong. If your car utilizes keyless entry via a fob or other wireless device, it can be even easier to lock the device inside the car. This is because you get into the habit of not using your keys to start the vehicle and then one day, you forget to take the fob with you. The good news is that many automobile manufacturers these days are adding alarms to fobs that notify you when the key is still in the vehicle. Other cars won’t even lock if the fob is in it. But it’s something to keep in mind.

How To Avoid Locking Your Keys In Your Car

Many of the above situations can be avoided if you have a duplicate key on hand, preferably one that is strategically hidden on the vehicle itself. (In an area you only know about, of course, such as underneath the carriage.) A professional auto locksmith can duplicate a key for you efficiently and is often more affordable than a dealership. Even key fobs and other car access devices can be duplicated. Consider giving one to a trusted friend or family member and you’ll be less likely to be stranded if your keys are locked in your car again in the future.

If you’d like more automotive security advice or are interested in other ways to improve the security of your car, contact A-1 Locksmith today or visit any of our DFW-area locations.

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