To make duplicate car keys, take the original key to a local hardware store to have the key laser cut and duplicated, order a replacement key from the manufacturer or dealer or contact a roadside assistance or key making company to custom duplicate car keys. Duplicate keys must be processed or crafted by professional key makers.Know More
Look up the key type in the vehicle's owner manual to determine if it is a basic key without security features, a fob with automatic keyless entry or a laser cut or switchblade key. Since the 1990s, manufacturers have begun crafting keys with security enhanced features, chips and remote components that make duplicating a key much more challenging for consumers. Therefore, depending on the type of key, a replacement may need to be ordered versus duplicating an existing key.
To duplicate a key without any security chips or features, take the key to a local hardware store to have it cut to match the existing key. The hardware specialist makes a duplicate by matching the key type to a generic key and cutting the specifications with machinery designed to craft car keys.
To duplicate car keys with advanced technology or security chips, request a duplicate at a car dealership or order a duplicate from the manufacturer. Consumers can place key orders online by entering the vehicle identification number and proof of ownership. In addition, a phone call to the manufacturer provides information on how to have a key shipped or picked up after it is duplicated.
The effects of eco mode vary depending on the manufacturer, but in general, it makes some power from the car temporarily unavailable to enhance the gas mileage. Most manufacturers state the eco mode increases fuel economy 5 to 10 percent. These gains could also be realized by practicing more conservative driving in a car without an eco mode.Full Answer >
The ingredients in today's popular car air fresheners vary by manufacturer, but many include chemicals such as benzene, toluene, formaldehyde and phthalates. When exposed to car air fresheners for prolonged periods, these and other chemicals can produce negative health effects.Full Answer >
A car's timing belt should be replaced every 50,000 to 100,000 miles, depending on the manufacturer. A car's serpentine belt, which drives its accessories, can last as many as 150,000 miles. Many pickup trucks and some sedans use timing belts made of metal, and they do not need regular replacement.Full Answer >
In order to tow a car, the car needs to be loaded onto the trailer before the trailer is attached to the towing hitch. Vehicles can be towed using a trailer that lifts the car completely off the road or with a tow dolly. A tow dolly keeps the front wheels off the ground while allowing the back ones to roll.Full Answer >