Lost Car Keys Replacement, Ignition Problems & Automotive Locksmith Needs Solved Fast On Site
Lost Car Keys Replacement – Non Transponder Key
Lost Car Keys Replacement – transponder chip key
Lost Car Keys Replacement – remote key fob
A.) We asked our customers who called us for service, and then found their keys, where did they find the keys. Here are the most common answers we received:
1.Most of the time, the keys were located with 20ft of the car. In addition, especially if you think you lost your keys at home, try to look again at the last 2 places you were. Most chances you will find your keys there.
2.The trunk of your car – very often, especially after doing grocery shopping people accidentally put the keys in the trunk and just don’t pay attention.
3.Office or work – Try to look at the drawers of your desk. This is the most common place people forget their keys and just lose them. Then, the following day, they get to work and find them.
A.) We can definitely do that for you. Our automotive lost car keys technicians are just like a mobile shop. We come to you and make you a new car key on site.
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A.) In general, There are two ways to make new car keys. First, to get a code from the dealer and then cut the key. Second, by the impression which a professional auto locksmith can do on site.
A.) There are a few options. You can two the car to the dealer, call an automotive locksmith or order a key online. Please keep in mind that the third option not always available.
A.) There are a few factors to consider. Type of key, year make and model, your location, time of day and more.
For most cars made until 2008, during regular business hours within city limits: Usually not more than $250
For most cars made after 2008, during regular business hours within city limits: Usually about $250-$400
In addition, high-end cars, such as BMW, Mercedes etc, the price may be even higher.
A.) The VIN number is a series of numbers and letters that are assigned to each and every vehicle. The VIN number contains all the relevant information about the car such as when it was made, manufacturer, in which country it was made, type of engine and more.
In addition, the VIN gives the dealer or an automotive locksmith the right information about how to cut you a new key. It is important to have it before calling a locksmith. For more information Click Here
One this picture we can see a programming/coding machine. Most key fobs and transponder keys need to be coded to start your car. Except for GM keys and remotes, all other car keys need to be programmed with a special machine such as in this image. The process itself is pretty fast, usually less than 15-20 minutes to program most keys. An automotive locksmith or your dealership should be able to help you get your keys programmed.
A.) Some keys for some models such as Ford, Chevy, Lincoln, Buick etc, may have the option of self-programming. Please note that it is most relevant for models made before 2008. Most cars made after 2008 require additional equipment that only an automotive locksmith or the dealer has.
A.) We can definitely send a technician to your location. First, our technician will extract the broken key from the ignition. Then he will determine whether or not he can make a new key off of the existing ignition. If the ignition is damaged, all of our technicians have the capability to replace the damaged ignition with a new one on-site. Once the new ignition is installed he will then have to cut & program a new Transponder ignition key. We assure you that all of our technicians can service most if not all, types of vehicles and they are trained in these specific circumstances! We will not leave your location until you have a working ignition and or key!
A.) Sure. We will send a technician to your location to retrieve your keys from your trunk. In addition, our locksmiths work 24/7 and our response time is usually within 20 minutes after your information has been dispatched. A 2011 Honda Element requires Transponder equipment which all of our technicians can provide on-site. We can have our technician make a Transponder-Copy off of your original car key.
A.) Yes, an ignition key for a 2010 Ford F150 needs to be programmed as it is a Transponder Key. In addition, our technician can provide service for this type of vehicle as well. If you would like to pay for the service, our technician can call you and take your payment information over the phone. Our technician will also leave a copy of the receipt/invoice with the customer on-site at the vehicle.
A.) Our company policy is very strict and clear about it. In order to serve you better and to make sure we are cutting a new car key to the owner, and the owner only, we need to verify this information. Moreover, we can not, and will not, make a replacement car key without the proper documentation. This is for our customer’s safety.
A.) There are three types of car keys.
non-transponder keys: These keys are simple metal keys that have no chip in them and therefore no security features.
transponder chip keys: These keys have an electronic chip in them, which you can’t see but work as a transmitter and need to be coded to start your vehicle.
the latest of car keys security and technology is the remote key FOB. This type of key is battery operated and the vehicle actually “sense” when the key is around and let you start the car. This is what we call a “push to start” key. No need to insert the key and turn the ignition anymore. In addition, it needs to be coded as well.