Car rental keys

I have a question for you: why does Hertz give me two car keys on the same ring? These are not thin keys, but the ones with the big, black plastic “handle” on them. The resulting mass of keys, remote, and key ring is too big to comfortably fit in my pocket. It’s not as though I can remove one of the keys; the ring is permanently joined.

Update: A coworker suggested that, because these keys have a chip in them which must operate correctly for the car to start, Hertz may be providing redundant protection should a chip fail.

By Brent Logan

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