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New Universal Smart Key combines 250 OEM smart keys into a single device

Designed for value and reliability, it costs up to 70% less than dealership prices and is backed by a three-year, better-than-OEM guarantee

Louisville, Ky.—Car Keys Express has announced the upcoming release of the Universal Smart Key. The product is expected to begin shipping in Q4 2023. 

Unlike traditional keys with metal blades, smart keys use advanced wireless proximity systems that allow drivers to keep their key fobs pocketed while unlocking, locking, and starting their vehicles. Because smart keys are only available from dealerships, they’re also the most difficult and expensive to replace. 

The Car Keys Express Universal Smart Key is the world’s most advanced car key, combining hundreds of OEM smart keys into a single retail-friendly device. Designed for value and reliability, it costs up to 70% less than dealership prices and is backed by an industry-leading, three-year, better-than-OEM guarantee. The Universal Smart Key is compatible with more than 500 vehicle models from 15 top makes including Honda, Chevrolet, Ford, Nissan, Jeep, GMC, Dodge, Ram, Cadillac, Infiniti, Buick, Chrysler, Acura, Lincoln, and Fiat.

Car Keys Express has eliminated the barriers preventing resellers from offering the latest key technology. The Universal Smart Key delivers maximum vehicle coverage, fast product turns, and high margins. Now, any reseller can enter the multibillion-dollar key replacement business and offer high-value modern car keys for hundreds of vehicle models using a single SKU.


  • Compatible with all standard pairing equipment
  • High margins for retailers while offering significant savings and customer value  
  • Designed and assembled in the United States
  • Patented universal technology
  • Three-year “better-than-OEM” warranty
  • FCC certified

Together with the world’s first Universal EZ Installer, the new Universal Smart Key paves the way for retailers and locksmiths to regain their former status as the go-to destination for automotive key replacement. 

“Our new Universal Smart Key allows retailers and other businesses to carry one SKU and cover hundreds of vehicle models while offering significant value and savings to their customers,” said Kirk Stewart, Chief Commercial Officer for Car Keys Express. “The keys are equal to or better than OEM in terms of quality and can be paired with any standard pairing device. In the past, consumers had to go to the dealership for keys, especially for newer vehicles. Only Car Keys Express offers key replacement solutions that are tailor-made for retail. What once was a complicated, SKU-intensive program is now dramatically simplified.”

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