There are times when the keyring loop on your key fob breaks. The damage happens frequently on fobs where the keyring loop is made of plastic. On newer kefobs, the loop is made of metal, so the chance of type of damage is lessened.
Why does this happen?
physical trauma (e.g. drops)
general wear and tear, especially on the plastic housing (e.g. the repeated adding and removing keyrings/keys from your fob)
Before we jump to the solution, let's discuss the "anatomy" of your key fob.
Anatomy - Key Fob Parts
Your car key fob is made up of a couple of different parts:
buttons (normally a rubber pad)
electronics (green circuit board)
📌 Note: The keyring loop is specifically called the "housing/shell."
Solution: Use a Remote Tote
Besides replacing your remotes shell/housing (check our previous article on this same topic) this is a permanent solution to re-attach a broken remote to your keychain. This saves you $100's of dollars in replacement/repair fees at the locksmith or dealer!
Our Remote Totes are made of genuine leather and will help reduce wear and tear damage on your key fob. Remote Totes are universal and come in a variety of colors.
🚨 Note: If your keyring loop is completely broken off this is not a long term solution. The silicone may tear over time, if you add multiple keys (e.g. house keys) due to the weight. Keep reading for a permanent solution.