A lost car key means a lot of unwanted holiday hassle and a new Toyota survey* of 1,000 drivers shows that 40 percent never take a spare key on holiday, while 19 percent admit that they’ve misplaced or lost their car key while on a break.
Motorists spend millions of pounds replacing lost car keys every year and taking the car on holiday means increased potential for a key to get lost in the sand on the beach, misplaced in holiday accommodation, or buried somewhere in the luggage. This August, traffic to Toyota’s key loss blog post is the highest it’s been since October 2018, perhaps because thousands of holidaymakers are driving to a UK staycation this summer.
Toyota has therefore put together the following tips to help prevent the keys being lost, with advice on what to do if the worst happens.
How to keep the car key safe on holiday
What to do if you’ve lost the car key