Decades ago, car owners easily replaced keys at hardware stores and other retailers. In the 1980s, car makers began using high-security keys, resulting in the key replacement business being shifted to car dealerships’ parts departments. In the 2000s, car manufacturers moved to “remote-head” keys, combining keyless entry remote functions and key blades into a single, integrated device.
The easy to use remote works like a universal TV remote, but it’s made for cars. The Universal Car Remote covers 20 car brands, from Buick to Volkswagen.