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More people losing car keys, local locksmiths say

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If you're heading out on vacation, or just out of the house this summer, local locksmiths are warn you to be careful where you put your car keys.

If you lose them, it'll cost you.

Bob Evans with A-1 Security in Quincy says they've seen a significant increase in people losing their car keys this summer compared to years past.

Evans says replacing car keys now a days is a lot more expensive and can take longer to do because newer model cars often require key fobs, or push-to-start remotes.

"The average key for a 2013 replacement vehicle is $250-$300, they are becoming of the used market believe it or not 6 months after they've been out, people are inheriting them and we are having to replace those keys," said Evans.

Evans says it's very important to have a minimum of two keys for a vehicle just in case, but says even getting a third key could be worth the extra cost.

 

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