CAR KEY REPLACEMENT

Have you ever noticed that your key doesn't seem to fit quite right into your car door lock or ignition? One reason for this is that the teeth no longer matches up perfectly with the parts of the lock that should open and close after you insert the key. This can occur due to corrosion, dirt, dust, and just normal wear. The more severe the wear, the greater the likelihood that you won't be able to open or start your car. As soon as it starts to be a struggle, it's a good idea to contact a professional locksmith for repair or replacement. This can prevent you from becoming stranded when you can't start your car or getting locked out of it entirely.

How should I go about replacing the keys for my car?

You have three options for car key replacement. The first one, which we don't recommend, is to bring your keys to a local dealership and request that they create a new set of keys. Although this should be easy for them to do, it could be quite costly for you. Dealerships sometimes charge a lot of money simply because they know people are desperate and they can.

Your second and least expensive option is to try to replace your own car keys. It's important that you know exactly what you're doing and that you buy or rent the proper tools to do so. If you try to guess the instructions or use the wrong set of tools, you could end up with damaged keys that could eventually cause widespread damage to the ignition or an outside lock.

Your final option, and the one that we highly recommend, is to contact us and request that we dispatch a mobile locksmith technician to your current location. Upon arrival, he or she will create a replacement set of keys for you. This costs a bit more than attempting the job yourself and not as much as going to a dealership. You have the added bonus of knowing that we guarantee our work.

FAQs

Replacing your car key after you have had it extracted

We fix broken car keys

Are there benefits to having a locksmith replace my keys?

Buying parts to create replacement keys from an unknown seller is always a risk. You have no guarantee as to the authenticity or quality of the parts. When you work with us, you know that we back both our products and workmanship. Saving money by not having to go to a dealership is another big advantage.

Do I need to present my original key before you can create a new one?

Although it isn't necessary to give us a copy of your original key, it will help the process move more efficiently if you do have it. We can easily duplicate your existing key without having to find the code from the original. However, providing your original key only proves that you own the vehicle if it uses a fob and doesn't contain any type of metal blade.

What if my original key is too damaged or I lost it?

This isn't a problem for us . Because we always stay abreast of current technology, we don't need to have a physical copy of your key in order to replicate it. To get started, our locksmith first needs to confirm your ownership of the vehicle. With that information, he or she can obtain your vehicle identification number and input that into our replication equipment to make you a new key.

If you discover that you have broken off part of your key in one of your car's locks or its ignition, we urge you not to try to extract it on your own. When people without the proper equipment or training attempt to do this, it can cause additional damage to the key, lock, or ignition. There's even a chance that a professional locksmith could cause some damage when trying to extract a key. However, you can depend on the skilled crew not to do this. We operate very carefully to ensure that we only extract the key and do not harm anything else.

Having a professional locksmith extract a stuck or broken key is always your best bet rather than trying to do it yourself. The locksmiths at our company take several hours of continuing education each year to ensure that they're up-to-date on the latest key technology for newer cars. We have a thorough understanding of keys for older cars as well. No matter your situation or make or model of car, we guarantee your complete satisfaction with our services.

Although we think that a locksmith company that damages your car should repair it at no charge, we realize that this doesn't always happen. We welcome you to contact us for help 24 hours a day to request help with an issue caused by someone else. Sometimes it's best just to cut your losses rather than continue arguing for fair treatment. We understand that you're upset and will do our best to save you as much time and money as possible.

Sometimes a car key can break with little warning. If this happens to you, don't hesitate to contact our locksmith company 24 hours a day and seven days a week. We will repair or replace the key promptly so you can get back to your everyday life.

It might surprise you to learn that people often break their car keys by accidentally trying to force them into another type of lock. When you consider that you typically carry several keys on a ring that may be the same shape or color, it's easy to understand how this mistake happens. Unfortunately, you may have broken the key by trying to force it into your house lock before realizing that you have the wrong one.

Having a broken key or the surrounding areas is a frustrating experience. Fortunately, our company is always available to dispatch an auto locksmith technician to your location no matter what the time. A uniformed employee will arrive to your vehicle less than 30 minutes after you place your service call. He or she will quickly evaluate the damage and repair it right then and there. Our crew has the tools and skills to replace standard car keys as well as those that use a remote or transponder. We can do this for any make or model of vehicle.

We consider a key warped when you look at it and notice damage on its bends or cracks. If this happens, please contact us right away for immediate assistance. Our company has been located in this State for many years. In that time, people have come to trust us as locksmith professionals they can trust with any need and at any time. Although we understand it's frustrating to deal with a warped key, you can potentially prevent a lockout or your car not starting by having us repair it as soon as possible.

If someone has stolen your car keys or you have misplaced them, it's important to arrange for a replacement as soon as possible. This is true even if you have an extra set of keys at home or another location since you might not be able to locate them in a timely manner. In this situation, you need a mobile locksmith company that will come directly to your location to cut a new set of keys while you wait. We serve you and guarantee that we will arrive no later than 30 minutes after your request for service. Our company can also program replacement transponder and key fobs or change the locks of your car upon request.

You might notice that your car key behaves differently if your vehicle sustained damage in a minor accident or someone attempted to break into it. However, the actual reason the key might not work is because of damage to the locks of your cars. It's even possible that a faulty lock damaged the key and not the other way around. In this situation, it's critical to contact a local locksmith company that offers key cutting services. We will arrive to evaluate the problem and quickly fix it. When you need repair services for a faulty car lock or need inexpensive replacement of car keys, our company is available to help 24 hours a day. Just call us.

Without question, it's our desire to exceed your expectations and continue to serve as the country's leading automotive locksmith company. When you call our toll-free dispatch number, we will send a certified locksmith to your location in 30 minutes or less. Since we are part of a nationwide network of mobile locksmiths, we can help you no matter what your location. Remember that we are always available whenever you need us, even in the middle of the night.

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