What to do in case of loss of car keys?

The loss of a car key is one of the worst things that can happen to a worker. The car allows us to go to work, shop from home, pick up our children… If you are facing this horrible situation, especially not to panic, please follow these tips.

Stay calm and calm

First, keep your cool. If you shake too much, you only make things worse. It is then advisable to remain calm, meditate well. Sit down and try to retrace your journey in order to remember your previous actions. Once done, revisit the rooms, go back the other way and if your keys have been lost inside your house, think about scanning the strategic rooms.

If, despite all this long process, you are unable to find your keys, start the following procedure without delay.

Report a loss

This is a very important step, the declaration of lost keys. Please do this as soon as possible at the nearest police station and with your insurer. This declaration will be used as proof for the reproduction of your keys.

In case you are convinced that it is a theft, then complete a theft report.

Have your keys redone

Indeed, if your car is not of recent manufacture and your keys are manual, then you can go to a locksmith or a shoemaker. To do this, you will need to bring back proof of ownership of the vehicle. It should be noted that changing keys is not like changing jeep wrangler car parts. The waiting time is quite long, ranging from 2 to 15 days. Especially if it is an electronic key as is the case for most current cars.

Preventive measures

To limit the risk of losing your car keys, here are some measures that can help you.

Have a spare key that you will keep in a safe place or give it to your partner.

Choose a wall key ring: it is preferable to hang it just next to the front door of your house. In this way, you will develop the reflex of hanging it up every time you return home.

Never write your name or address on your key rings.

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