How are car keys made?

I misplaced my car key the other day and I'm worried someone might be able to make a copy of it if they find it. How do they make car keys, anyway?

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Car keys are typically made in two ways:
The first method, mechanical duplication, is the more traditional technique. The key pattern is cut along one edge of the blade. Keys can also be made through laser cutting, though.
Some people also choose to install a keyless entry system which involves electrical wiring in the car itself.
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Liz Jenson
Answered on Oct 29, 2021
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