Losing your car keys can prove to be stressful, costly, and even dangerous. Usually people misplace their car keys when they are in a big rush to get somewhere. Here’s some fantastic tips from the expert locksmiths here at Chicago Locksmiths on how to prevent losing your car keys.
Simply buy a heavy keychain and attach your car keys to it with a key ring. The idea is to make your keys highly visible and quite a bit heavier, so if they suddenly drop out of your pocket you will feel and hear it. We recommend brightly colored key rings in a fun shape, so you will feel joy every time you look at it.
Create a Dedicated Car Key Spot
Create a designated location in your home where you always place your car keys. This will make it much easier for you to instantly tell if they are missing, and will eliminate all the searching you normally do when you’re in a rush to find your keys and leave your house.
Buy an electronic key finder and attach them to your key - just make sure it’s batteries are filled and charged. Simply press a button on the included remote, and listen for the chirp or beep that the electronic key finder rings out in order to help you instantly locate your keys.
Spare Car Keys
We recommend keeping a spare set of car keys in a secure location in your home or office. This way, you can be sure that even if you lose or break your car keys, that you can get into your car and back on the road instantly without having to wait for a licensed automotive locksmith to replace your keys on the spot. This is especially useful for situations where you are in a rush.
Glowing Car Keys
We recommend getting a glow in the dark key cozy to cover the top of your car key that will make them much more easy to spot at night and/or inside dark environments.
Always check your pockets for your keys whenever you are in a transition mode - this means, whenever you leave your home, office, or car. By making this an established practice cemented in your muscle memory, you will greatly reduce the chances of losing your car keys.