New York City 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
What do I need to do to replace my car keys?
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.
Another way you can handle this is by attempting to replace car keys on your own. While this is the least expensive option, keep in mind that you need the right tools as well as the proper instructions to avoid making the wrong key or a key that will ultimately damage your vehicle.
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 is the advantage of working with a professional locksmith for car key replacement?
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.
Will I need to provide you with my original key to get a replacement?
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.
What if my original key is too damaged or I lost it?
You don't need to feel concerned about receiving a replacement car key if you no longer have the original. Thanks to advances in technology, locksmiths no longer need to have a physical copy of the key that requires replacement. An employee simply needs to verify that you own the vehicle. Once we do that, we can use your unique vehicle identification number to create a key for your vehicle.
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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Repair of Broken Car Keys
With some keys, the cracks and corrosion make it obvious that they're about to break. Others don't give any warning at all. We are happy to repair your key no matter how it broke. Please contact us at our 24-hour dispatch center to request assistance.
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.
There's never a convenient time to experience a broken ignition or door lock key. We understand it can be frustrating as well as frightening. We are happy to provide service or wherever you happen to find yourself. When you place a call to our company, a certified locksmith technician will arrive at your vehicle location in under 30 minutes. Our technician will review the key damage and fix it on the spot. Our crew can accomplish this because they always carry the proper equipment and don't have to waste time retrieving it. We repair keys that use a transponder or remote as well as traditional manual keys for any type of car, truck, van, or other type of vehicle.
Fixing a bent or warped car key
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.
We can help with lost or stolen keys
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, 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.