Where to hide a "Hide-a-Key" on your Car
Well since my last post was on how to open your car using only a hanger and a stick (hammer). I thought I should spend some time showing my few readers out there different ways to hide a spare key on your car. So in those rare moments when you lose your keys or lock them in your car you can always open the doors without much hassle. For most people I would recommend purchasing a magnetic "Key- Holder".
These are great for hiding a key on your car because the magnetic part secures the key to the body of the car and they are pretty durable. The magnetic "Key-Holder" will last you for a long time as long as you remember where you hide it.
Remember to only put the door key or trunk key in the "Key-Holder" put the ignition key on the inside of the vehicle. Never hide an ignition key on the exterior of the car! Should a thief find the ignition key, he will most likely be able to both open the doors and start your car; making a theft easier. Hide the ignition key in a less obvious place, such as underneath a removable ashtray or in the spare-tire compartment of your trunk.
Now if you own a car with a hitch you also have the option of purchasing a Hitch Safe which slides into your current standard 2" Hitch Receiver on your Truck, SUV or Van and is secured with two bolts. Now since this is much bigger the a magnetic key holder you can also hide spare keys, credit cards, and cash. All it takes is taking out a rubber stopper and dialing in a combination to gain access to your stuff.
Best places to attach the Magnetic Key Holder
- Place magnetic key holder behind a bumper on the metal frame of the car. If you can make sure that the key holder is place on top of the metal frame so that is not just being held on by the magnetic strip.
- Place the magnetic key holder behind the license plate in front of the car.
- Behind the tire well is a small metal ledge that is great for hiding a magnetic key holder
- Next to were you pump gas is also a good spot. If you have the right type of door to get to your gas tank you might not even need a magnetic key holder you might just be able to wedge the key onto the door or even duct tape it.