My Buddy said he got a email about new ways people are stealing cars. That they look at your VIN call the dealership and they make a new key and the theif goes and just picks it up. I don't know the exact process of how that works. The thing is if you got a buddy at a dealership then they probably could help you get a spare for your car. He recommended thatyou put black electrical tape over your vin and if you get pulled over just explain to the cop why you have it like that. Do you think it is that easy??