The simple motion of turning keys to start your car initiates a complex sequence of interconnected mechanical effects.
If you came to this blog post thinking it’ll talk about keys that can make phone calls or let you browse the internet, we extend our sincerest apologies. However, that doesn’t make these tiny devices that enable you to lock and unlock your car by just going near it, any less innovative.
If you own a car, chances are it’s one of your biggest investments. Since you’ve purchased it with your hard-earned money, you know how important it is to take care of it—particularly if you live in a city like Houston, which has one of the highest rates of motor vehicle theft in the nation.
The following is a scenario many of us are familiar with: you walk to your car, press the “unlock” button on your remote key, and instead of the reassuring blink of the hazard lights, nothing happens. Not only is this frustrating, it can also be potentially dangerous, particularly if it’s late and you’re parked in a deserted area.
While Houston, TX is not known for having extremely cold winters, the city is no stranger to blasts of arctic wind and below-freezing temperatures. If you’re a resident of H-Town, chances are you’ve dealt with a frozen car door lock at some point.