Mark Lanwehr describes Car Keys Express as the first and only company to offer a line of modern, aftermarket keys, and he says that allows retailers and key professionals to offer customers an alternative to what he describes as “expensive OEM devices.”
Lanwehr is founder and chief executive officer of Car Keys Express LLC, and on Wednesday, his company added two new remote keys to its line of aftermarket products, with coverage including 3 million late model Ford Fusion and F-series trucks.
The new keys feature integrated remotes and retractable blades, and the company says they bring the same functionality as the original manufacturer’s versions.
“This latest release is yet another demonstration of our commitment to saving the industry and consumers time and money,” Lanwehr said in a news release.
The keys are the latest of a line of remote and smart keys from Car Keys Express.
“Retailers, key professionals, and consumers no longer have to pay top dollar for OEM keys,” the company said.
The latest release follows the previously released universal Ford, Lincoln, Mercury, and Mazda remote key.
It also follows the previously released Nissan and Infiniti Smart Key; Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep FOBIK; and the Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep remote key.
Car Keys Express says that along with the Universal Car Remotes and Universal Car Keys it developed and manufactured, it offers aftermarket keys and remotes that provide coverage for most of the 250 million North American cars on the road today at a lower cost.
Among the features of the latest release are two configurations: three- and four-button. They are compatible with nearly 3 million vehicles from 2013-2019, according to the company.
Additional notes about the new release:
— Replaces OEM models 164-R8130 and 164-R7986
— Cost is 40% to 70% lower than OEM, according to the company
— Water-resistant design
— Compatible with all standard industry diagnostic tools and equipment
— Can be reprogrammed multiple times
— The company says the three-year warranty is “better-than-OEM.”
— Designed and assembled in the United States