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Kyle’s Corner (FYI) The toolbox for your auto key ring

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Given today’s electronic car keys and other ‘you may enter’ electronic items, how many keys or other items are on your key ring?

What if you could have some useful tools on your key ring? Well, now you can with the mini gearbox!

Make your key ring do more by adding these multi-tools.

PocketTooLX Brewzer In addition to being a sturdy bottle opener, it is also a flat-head screwdriver as well as a ¼ inch wrench. Cost: $15.00 plus shipping at

Keybird Engineers agree that the best solution to most problems is usually the simplest and this is exactly what the Keybird offers. It combines the key and key ring (a key blank with a ring at the top). The key blanks fit KW1, KW5, WR3 or SC1 keyways (these four cover 95% of U.S. locks). Cost: $9.00 to $17.00 plus shipping at

Swiss+Tech Utili-Key 6-in-1 This tool includes Phillips, flat-head, and eye glasses screwdrivers, a blade with smooth and serrated portions, plus a bottle opener. Cost: $11.00 plus shipping at

Well, rather than an invisible electronic key ring, consider adding these tools that you can see and use with your hands. At the very least, these tools are interesting to talk about.

I think that great driving with a few ‘tools’ in the pocket is a good thing indeed!

Kyle Busch is the author of “Drive the Best for the Price: How to Buy a Used Automobile, Sport-Utility Vehicle, or Minivan and Save Money.” His automotive site: includes an exclusive article just for you, additional car articles, information about Kyle Busch and his 510,000 mile car, and you can even submit your automotive questions and get expert answers. Follow Kyle on Facebook and Twitter.




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