LOUISVILLE, KY, June 26, 2018— The product development division of Car Keys Express announces the release of the world’s first consumer-programmable, universal aftermarket key for Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury vehicles. The key, with integrated remote, has the same functionality as standard OEM versions and will be available for purchase in August.

This key is the second device to be released in the company’s new product line, Simple™ Key. Each key in the unique product line allows retailers to offer consumers a simple, “do-it-yourself” solution for replacing modern car keys. These consumer-friendly, self-contained products include a universal key and, if required, an EZ Installer™, allowing customers to pair the key to their vehicle. Once cut, consumers follow simple instructions to pair the key in just a few minutes.

The universal key controls the remote keyless entry systems for a variety of Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury models. At the touch of a button, the key performs the same functions as the vehicle's original equipment, such as locking and unlocking doors, panic, opening the truck, and remote start.

“Car Keys Express is the first and only company to offer a diverse line of aftermarket, universal keys. Our innovations bring real automotive key replacement back to retail. Simple™ Keys allow retailers to offer their customers an alternative to the time, expense, and hassle of a dealership appointment,“ said Mark Lanwehr, Founder and CEO of Car Keys Express. Features:

• Universal design

• EZ Installer™ included

• Five button configurations

• FCC-certified

• Works on over 29 million vehicles from 2002-2017

• Compatible with all standard industry diagnostic tools and equipment

• Can be reprogrammed multiple times

• “Better than OEM” three-year warranty

Retailers, key professionals, and consumers no longer have to rely on counterfeit keys imported from overseas or pay top dollar for OEM keys from dealerships. This key is the latest in a long line of remotes and smart keys released by the company. It follows the previously released universal aftermarket Chrysler FOBIK; Chrysler, Dodge, and Jeep remote key; Nissan Smart Key; and General Motors flip key. Together with Universal Car Remotes and Universal Car Keys developed and manufactured by the company, Car Keys Express offers aftermarket keys and remotes providing coverage for most of the 250 million North American cars on the road today—for a fraction of the cost.

Lanwehr added, “Our mission is to make replacing car keys simple and affordable again. Today our universal products combine the capabilities of over 600 OEM devices into two dozen keys. As we release more and more keys, prices for key replacement will actually decrease over the years.”

The Universal Aftermarket Ford, Lincoln, and Mercury Key is one of three Simple™ Keys scheduled for release before the end of 2018. For more information, visit www.CKESimpleKey.com.

About Car Keys Express

Car Keys Express is a global leader in discount, automotive key replacement for businesses and consumers. The company invented the world's first Universal Car Remote and Universal Car Keys and is the only company that manufactures a full line of aftermarket versions of modern car keys, like remote keys and smart keys. Car Care Express, a division of Car Keys Express, offers mobile vehicle reconditioning service for businesses and consumers. Founded in 2002, Car Keys Express is recognized for excellence in the industry, winning Inc. Magazine’s, “Inc. 5000” Award in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019, AAPEX "Best New Product" Award in 2015 and 2019, EY Entrepreneur of the Year® for Manufacturing in 2017, and 2017 Business of the Year by Business First Magazine. To learn more, visit www.CarKeysExpress.com.