… trunk keys?
I ran into an old key the other day. It was a General Motors key and it had a rounded head on it. It took a while but I think I finally placed it – it was the trunk key to a Chevrolet Impala that I once owned.
It had a partner key which was kind of squared off and was used for the ignition and the doors. We’ve come a long way, baby.
This was back in the time when having a keyring for your keys was crucial. You might have a number of them on the ring for house, two for the car, two more if you owned two cars …
But that was a long time ago. My current vehicle, a Ford Fusion, has a black electronic key where there’s a button to lock the car, one to unlock, a button to open the trunk, and an emergency key. No remote starter here. There’s a little button and the key swings out to open the car door (if needed) or to start the car. If all that fails, there is a combination lock on the driver’s door.
This is just another reminder of how far we’ve come from the good ol’ days.
For a Sunday, your thoughts?
- are you old enough to have owned a car with two keys?
- maybe you still do – any classic car owners here?
- there’s an even newer way to get into your car than using a key. Does your car have it?
- there’s a more modern way to get into the trunk, or the current fancy deal, the liftgate on a minivan – do you have it?
- I can remember the big fear of losing your keys and so had a hideout key which was in a metal box that stuck to the underside of the vehicle. I had one and, other than checking it periodically to make sure that it was still there, never used it
For a Sunday, what are your key memories?
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