Maintenance is Fob-ulous

  It’s been said it’s the little things in life that make us happy. However, the little things in life also need regular maintenance—a lesson I learned the hard way this week.

Did you know that the battery in your car’s key fob only lasts just 1-2 years? Those of us who own a car with push button ignition need to be especially vigilant, otherwise you may find yourself a sitting duck while your ice cream melts in the sun.

As I was hopping on my right foot, bending at the waist, twisting my right arm under my left leg, and pressing the unlock button on the fob, I realized…there has to be a better way. (And no, it’s not doing a partial backwards somersault…I tried that too.) So instead of waiting until I’m playing a game of twister in the middle of a grocery store parking lot to find some miraculous angle to get my key fob to work, I decided to just choose to replace my key fob battery regularly.

So this week, choose to Nest Pretty and, like me, change the battery in your key fob. Then go into your calendar and make it a recurring appointment. I have decided to change mine on the anniversary of the day Judah and I bought the car. It’s true that it’s the little things that make us happy, but by regularly maintaining the little things in our life they can keep making us happy for years to come.

2 thoughts on “Maintenance is Fob-ulous”

  1. I like how you mentioned that a battery in a key fob only lasts about one to two years. I’m considering looking into car key remotes because I noticed last week after changing out the battery in my key fob my car wasn’t unlocking. I think it’s a good idea to consider hiring a reputable professional that can help me install a better unlocking system in my car so I can access it better.

    1. Nest Pretty

      Thank you for your comment! I recently learned that the more bells and whistles your car has the more your key fob is constantly communicating with your car. I have it in my calendar to remind me to replace the battery yearly. This year my key fob died five days short of a year.

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