Minneapolis CAR KEY REPLACEMENT
Everyday wear and tear can cause the teeth of your car keys not to match the lock mechanism and then fail to open or start your car. If the key isn't quite as worn yet, it will usually still work but it may take several tries. When this happens, it's a good sign that you should contact a professional locksmith and have them create you a new set of keys. The danger in not doing so is that the keys will continue to wear down and you will eventually find yourself locked out of your vehicle or unable to start it. Losing access to your own vehicle is a hassle. Fortunately, you can prevent it by taking a proactive approach to key management.
Frequently Asked Questions
How should I go about replacing the keys for my car?
You can approach this issue in one of several different ways. The first is to take your current set of keys to the dealership where you bought the car and ask them to cut replacement keys for you. They should be able to do this without problem, although it may cost more than you were expecting to pay. Unfortunately, high repair or replacement prices are a common problem at auto dealerships.
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.
We think the best choice is to call us and ask us to send a certified locksmith to your location to cut a new set of keys for you. In terms of price, this costs less than a dealership and more than doing it yourself. However, you have the assurance of knowing that we have the proper equipment and training to do the job right the first time.
What are the benefits to working with a professional locksmith for key replacement?
Absolutely. When you call us, we send a trustworthy locksmith to your location who will finish the job promptly. We are also happy to offer an unconditional satisfaction guarantee. If you buy equipment from a third-party seller, there's no guarantee that it's not defective and that the person isn't just out to make a quick buck. It's also a big advantage to paying too much for this service at an auto dealership.
Do I need to present my original key before you can create a new one?
No, it isn't necessary for you to have your original key for us to create a new one although it speeds up the process. It's easy enough for us to duplicate your key without needing to look at the original key to find a code. If you can provide your original key, it proves ownership of your car if you currently use a fob without metal blades.
Can you still cut me a new key if the original is very damaged or I no longer have it?
There's no need to worry that you won't be able to get a new key if you can't produce the original in good shape. Advanced technology makes it possible to create a new key for your car without physically holding the old key. A locksmith from We will first verify that you're the rightful owner of your car. The next step is to find the vehicle identification number on the car window or documentation and use that to make a new key for you.
Replacing your car key after you have had it extracted
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.
With all the options available to you, working with a professional auto locksmith technician is the way to go. We require each of our service employees to complete ongoing education to make sure that they can work with keys for any make or model of vehicle. This is especially important since so many of the newer cars today use electronic fob or transponder systems rather than manual keys.
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.
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We fix broken car keys
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.
The most common reason that a car key breaks is that a person tried to use it on a lock that it isn't fit to open. It's easy to make this mistake, especially when you have several keys on a keychain and many of them look alike. Before you realize that you have the wrong key, you could spend several minutes trying to force it to open the door or start the ignition. You might think that the lock is jammed and that you just need to apply a bit more pressure to get it to open or turn.
No matter how your car key breaks, we're available to provide you with immediate assistance. When you call our dispatch center, we guarantee that a locksmith technician will arrive in 30 minutes or less. We come to your exact location to assess the situation and fix it on the spot. Our experienced locksmiths have the skills to replace transponder, remote, or standard car keys from any model or make of vehicle currently available within the United States.
What should I do when my key gets bent or warped?
A car key is warped when it has visible damage due to a crack or bend. We encourage you to contact us for car key replacement as soon as you notice this. As one of the most highly-rated locksmith companies in the State., we will create a replacement key for you within a matter of minutes. This is something our competitors can't claim. You can avoid the frustration of a broken key by replacing a warped key as soon as possible.
Contact us if your key has been lost or stolen
Please contact us as soon as you realize that someone possibly stole your keys or if you know that you misplaced them. It's essential to do this as soon as possible to protect yourself, your vehicle, and any personal belongings that you keep inside of it. One of our locksmiths will arrive in under 30 minutes to create you a new set of keys. We can also change your locks or replace keys that use a fob or transponder upon request.
We create replacement keys for damaged vehicle locks
Sometimes a car will seem to respond differently after an attempted break-in or a minor fender bender with another driver. When these situations happen, the altered performance of your car may be due to lock damage. It could even be a lock that damaged your key. This is a good time to call us and request our key cutting services. Someone will arrive shortly to determine the extent of the problem and repair it promptly. All you have to do is call us 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Without question, we are never satisfied with the status quo. There's no joy for us in being average. We want to be the best so you will refer your friends and family to us without hesitation. Please don't hesitate to contact us at our toll-free telephone number no matter where in the United States you're presently located. Thanks to our affiliation with an extensive network of mobile locksmiths, we can dispatch a certified technician to your location within 30 minutes. It's nice to know that you can depend on us no matter what day or time it is or where you are when you break a key.