Does Anyone Know?

This past week, I rented a car for a trip that was long enough that I didn’t want to add 2,000 extra miles to my personal vehicle which has an odometer that just passed the 200K mark.

I made all the preparations online and showed up to get the car. I was presented with two keys/remotes for the vehicle, which I suppose makes sense in case I miss-place one. What does not make sense, however,  is the fact that both are tethered together with a steel cable.

What is the purpose of said procedure?

The branch manager had no idea, nor did any of his staff. It was almost like no one ever asked them that question before.. . . Blank stares.

The only thing I can think of is that is for revenue generation.  Instead of charging $195.00 for losing one, they can charge you $390 for losing two.

Anyone able to shed some light on this?

Change my mind.

About Ray V.

Living between Aiken & Charleston,, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.
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6 Responses to Does Anyone Know?

  1. ummm… yeah, well you see, hmmm. Right no clue. You’re theory is best and clueless rental people I believe.

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  2. josiesvoice says:

    Setting aside the lost key fee, the steel loop is probably the most secure way to hold 2 duplicate keys together, even if it can be a challenge to position 1 key to a certain angle while using the other key with ease. It can be a nuisance but it may be specifically targeted to any potential car napper who dare steal a rental from the dealership. He will waste precious time trying to separate one key from another, This will give the car dealer time to catch him as well as calling 911.

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  3. Let not man therefore put asunder, that which the car rental company hath coupled together.

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  4. Parker Cleveland says:

    I worked in car rental after college, it’s because cars are often transferred to different branches or other cities or even states, this way the keys all stay with the car and nobody has to track where they are all the time. That way when the company goes to sell the cars they don’t have to track down keys.

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