Hiding a Spare Car Key?

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There are many suggestions as to where to hide keys around the house, but where can you hide a car key for times when you lock yourself out of your car? It must be somewhere on the car, able to be retrieved when you're away from home. Under the hood is not good, for most cars release hood from inside the car. I have a magnetic box for this purpose, but can't figure where to hide it that a thief won't think of right away.


By Cay

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July 1, 20130 found this helpful

Do what I do - always carry a substitute key. Carry in same place you carry your credit cards, or cash. When's the last time you were robbed of your personal belongings while out shopping, whatever?


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July 13, 20130 found this helpful

I have an elderly neighbor who pins an extra house key inside her top, just in case she accidently locks herself out of her house. She does it every morning when she gets dressed so it is always with her if needed.

March 4, 20160 found this helpful

Why not make an extra key and carry it in your wallet? There are credit card sized "spare key" holders that are available or you could tape a key to a piece of cardboard and stick it in a card slot.


Another option is to keep your spare key in something else that you always keep with you (your phone for most people) and most women keep their phones in a case that could hide a key.

September 4, 20161 found this helpful

If you lose your wallet, not only do they have your address, but also a key!

November 13, 20161 found this helpful

Okay, so when you loose your wallet (along with all your ID) they now have your home address . ..

March 7, 20160 found this helpful

Have a keyless enter put on your car

April 22, 20161 found this helpful

Put it behind your license plate, put a key ring on the key and put the bolt threw the ring. it only takes a coin to remove the bolt that holds the plate on.

February 27, 20180 found this helpful

After my son locked his keys inside the car he began hiding a spare behind his license plate. We also did this when we were in Hawaii and didn't want to take the keys with us when snorkeling.


We returned to the car and let ourselves in.

March 12, 20180 found this helpful

An extra key screwed into the backside of the license plate is a great idea outside of the car. There's already a hole for the key and it is simple to unscrew the license plate with a coin if there's an emergency.

June 6, 20160 found this helpful

I bought one of those extra large magnetic key hiders on ebay and hid it under my car near the drivers side. Its easy for me to get to and it doesn't fall off because of the large magnetic on the bottom. I also keep an extra house key in there too, just in case i get locked out of my house. I wouldn't be without that box. It cost a small fortune to hare a locksmith.


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July 31, 20170 found this helpful

Keep your key on a stretchy lanyard or similar around or in your purse or whatever you'll always be sure to take with you. Or even easier, put a spare in the bottom of your purse.


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