Set of keys

No matter how responsible you are, chances are, you will lose your keys at some point in life. Whether you forget them inside the vehicle, get locked out of the house, or get your keys stolen, you should always plan and be prepared.

Here’s why keeping an extra set of keys stashed somewhere reachable helps avert panic in times of a crisis.

Saves time, energy and $$$

In the long run, duplicate keys are cost-effective and time-efficient. In case you lose the master keys, you always have back up or duplicates.

It saves you from the hassle of dealing with broken keys in unwanted situations and staying out in the cold. If you’ve lost your car keys, spare keys will also help you access the car, allowing you to drive it to a safe location and saving you from a possible motor vehicle theft.

Helps avert lock-out emergencies

Along with creating all sorts of inconveniences, lock-out situations can present major health risks during emergencies.

Every year, nearly 36 child fatalities are recorded from heat strokes due to car lock-out situations. In other instances, your loved ones may need to use the bathroom, or someone might need emergency medications.

In a car lock-out situation, spare keys help you avoid having to break an auto-glass.

 Set of rusted antique keys

Gives safe shared access to loved ones

Most people forget to turn off the stove or leave a tap running in the house while leaving for a vacation or work. Keeping a set of duplicate keys with a trusted loved one is always convenient as, during emergencies, they can immediately come to the rescue!

Spare keys also, in general, give access to children, spouses, or friends. By keeping the master keys with you at all times, you can retain access to your house or vehicle while lending the spare keys to them.

Easier key replacement

Overuse of keys often causes wear and tear, causing the teeth to lose definition or eventually snap. A replacement key also saves you from the hassle of searching for a key code or disassembling a lock, making it faster, easier, and cheaper than a complete lock replacement.

If you’re stuck in a lock-out situation, don’t attempt to open the lock with credit cards or bobby pins, as they will only damage the latch. Fortunately, you can now call 24-hour locksmith experts to rescue you from such situations. CarKey4Less offers an extensive range of services to help you recover from all your ‘key’ problems: from extracting broken keys to duplicating them, you can now avail our 24/7 onsite mobile automotive, residential, and commercial emergency locksmith services within minutes, anywhere in Houston.

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