Car Key Replacement
Posted on April 16, 2016
Car Key Replacement for Lost or Damaged Car Key
You’ve lost your car keys. It’s very upsetting, because not only is it frustratingly annoying that you can’t remember where you put them, it’s also usually an urgent situation since your vehicle is what you count on to get you to where you need to be. On top of that, many cars today start only with a specially programmed electronic transponder key or have a key built into a complicated electronic system that is programmed only for your specific vehicle. Rushing around frantically searching for where the lost keys might be is just the beginning of your worries and not to mention the time it wastes. You need a new set of keys, and you need them as quickly as possible. You need a locksmith in your area that specializes in car key replacement for lost car keys.
To complicate the matter, unless you’re driving a classic, most car keys nowadays are designed with an electronic component. Gone are the days, for the most part, when a locksmith could come to where you are and grind out a new key in a matter of minutes. There are different types of car key systems, and some are very intricately designed. Transponder key fobs need to be programmed to match your specific make and model. Each vehicle is set up to require its own individual program with a new remote. Before you panic, know that some of these fobs can be programmed fairly quickly by a professional automotive locksmith.
Automotive Locksmith for Car Key Replacement
Finding a locksmith who is able to get a new set of keys into your hands so you can get back on the road again should not be a daunting task. The first thing they will need to know is the make and model of your vehicle. This is their main determining factor into knowing what type of key you will need to replace your lost car keys. It may be necessary for a locksmith to cut the key by code and then program it for you. These transponder chip keys are usually an aftermarket product, while most remote head keys, fob keys and keyless entry remotes are often from the original equipment manufacturer.
Your first call needs to be to a locksmith in your area to see if your make and model of vehicle is one they can service with a new key to get you quickly back on the road again. Many locksmiths service lost keys on a 24-hour emergency basis.
The next step is to not panic. Don’t worry! You are not being arrested or pulled over by a police officer when a locksmith asks you for your registration and license. Before a locksmith will be able to assist you with replacing your lost car keys, he or she will need this information as proof that you own the vehicle and then match the VIN to get you a new set of keys. This step is for your protection, to ensure a thief is not trying to steal your car.
Phoenix Locksmith 24 – Car Key Replacement Service
Phoenix Locksmith 24 offer car key replacement service in and around Phoenix AZ metro area. Our automotive locksmiths available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and can be at your location in 25 minutes. Our car key replacement Phoenix AZ experts can make a new key for all makes and models of vehicles.
Here are some of our automotive locksmith services:
- Car Key Replacement
- Transponder Key Programming
- Key Fob Reprogram
- Ignition Repair and Replace
- Car Lockout Service
- Key Extraction
- Steering Wheel Club Unlocked
- Trunk Lockout Service
Feel free to contact us for more information or for service request at: (602) 734-5232