CAR KEY AND CAR KEY FOB REPLACEMENT SERVICE
Frequently Asked Questions
What does a key fob do?
A fob is a device that interacts with your car's electronics. It can complete several different functions, including opening and locking the doors and starting the car. Some fobs are equipped to open a car's doors and start the vehicle without the driver ever even touching it. A fob can be a separate device, or it could be part of a mechanical key set. Typically, manufacturers of fobs use hard plastic and they include buttons you can press to get them to perform specific functions. As you can imagine, losing your fob can be an ordeal. The good news is that We are available 24 hours a day to help restore or replace yours.
This is one of the basic service we offer, which means we will have no problem completing it for you. Once a locksmith arrives at your location, he or she will learn about the specifications for your car in order to match it to a new key fob. The next step is to program the fob and test it to ensure it works correctly. We understand that no one wants to be without the key fob for their car. We encourage you to contact us for immediate service as soon as you know that the fob needs replacement. Our technicians have extensive knowledge about car security and will provide you with better service than you would receive at a dealership for a lower cost.
The locksmiths we employ all have the skills and equipment necessary to program all types of fobs, including those that operate on electricity. Not only will they reprogram your fob, they can deprogram your current keys from the computer system of your car. When it comes to the security of your vehicle, working with a professional locksmith is always in your best interest. We come directly to your locationhere or the surrounding communities. No matter what day or time you contact us, we will send someone to help you right away.
That depends on the complexity of your current key set as well as the model and make of your car. We can usually locate a new fob fairly quickly. This is especially true when you can use a general fob and don't need a specific brand. We can replace keys made direct from the factory as well. We understand your time is valuable and will get the job done quickly without the need for rework.
Do your locksmiths know how to replace a key fob?
It may be possible for you to do this in certain situations. You would need to find a blank remote in addition to the programming instructions for the fob. Keep in mind it won't work right unless it's blank and no one attempted to program it previously.
Will you be able to program my fob?
Is replacing a fob difficult?
Some people start this job only to end up frustrated because the tools they need aren't available to the public. You can save yourself this type of aggravation by contacting our company at the start of the project. Another potential drawback to programming your own fob is that some methods of self-instruction require you to have extra keys available for your car already.
Is it possible for me to program my own key fob?
We think the best of your three options is working with professional locksmiths from our company. This ensures that quality and speed of the work. A second choice is to take your key fob to a car dealership and buy a new one. A dealership employee can program it for you, but it will likely cost you much more than either of your other options. Although not all dealerships do this, some have the reputation of taking advantage of people who appear desperate for help by increasing the price as much as they can. Your final option is to obtain a blank replacement fob and attempt to program it yourself.
If you choose to program your own fob, you will need to locate a blank replacement and follow the instructions that come with it in exact order. The choice to self-program a fob isn't available with every type of vehicle. It will cost you the least amount of money at the time of service, but it's very likely you will pay more later when the replacement breaks due to improper programming or another common error. In a situation like this, it's best to go with spending the least over the life of the car and gaining the greatest return on investment. We are certain that our professional locksmithing service offers you that.
Most jobs take between 10 and 20 minutes to complete, but it could be more or less depending on the number and complexity of the steps we need to follow to program your fob. If your vehicle is designed in such a way that our locksmiths don't need to work with a diagnostic portal, the time for service will fall on the lower end of the spectrum.
Can you explain the different options I have for key fob replacement?
Your time will be on the longer end if we need to deprogram or cut a key. However, our technicians respect your time and will always work as quickly as possible while still providing excellent service. We would much rather have our locksmith take a little extra time than do an incomplete or unsafe job.
Yes. We can only create a replacement for your fob when the vehicle is in the same vicinity. This is the best way for us to make sure that the programming we just completed works as expected. We do understand that your car may not be drivable, so we are happy to come to your location to complete programming of your fob. Regardless of your location here or in the nearby communities, we're available to help you any time that you need us. It doesn't matter if it's day, evening, night, on a weekend, or on a holiday.
Replacing the fob of your car can be time-consuming when you assume that you need to figure out how to do it yourself because it's hard to trust others with your car. As our customer, you don't have to worry about our workers damaging your vehicle with scratches or dents when completing a job. We are so certain of the quality of our work that we guarantee your complete satisfaction. You will soon see that it was a good decision to allow us to complete the work on your key fob and not experience the frustration of trying to do it yourself.
How long will it take to replace my fob?
Our locksmiths chose this line of work because they enjoy helping people through a stressful situation. It's rewarding to turn anxiety into a smile and send people back to what they were doing before the key fob of their car required repair or replacement. We promise to have someone on their way to your location within minutes 24 hours a day and seven days a week. There's never a bad time to call us or to trust us with your car.
Do you need my car to be there when you're working on programming my fob?
The following is a list of car key services that we offer:
It isn't always easy to replace a car key. However, having a proper key is essential for your car to work right as well as for your safety. This isn't the time to take chances when a professional locksmith is readily available at 24 hours a day. We will dispatch a locksmith who will promptly assist you in making a new key. He or she will also test the key in your ignition and locks before leaving the job site. It's our goal to surpass your expectations. We do this by repairing your current issue as well as helping you take a proactive approach to future prevention.
When creating your new key, we always look for the design and model using your old key if it's available or we look up the information. It's a good feeling to know that your locksmith will personally inspect each lock and only use its exact specifications when creating a replacement for it. All of this takes place in a matter of minutes while you wait.
Do you need emergency key fob repair or replacement? Would you like a free quote with no follow-up obligation? If so, be sure to call our company as soon as you can.
- Car keys
- High security keys
- Programming Fob keys
- VAT system keys
- Car key extraction
- Remote keys