Louisville CAR KEY AND FOB REPLACEMENT SERVICES
Frequently Asked Questions
What are key fobs?
A fob is a device that interacts with your car's electronics. It can complete several different functions, including opening and locking the doors and starting the car. Some fobs are equipped to open a car's doors and start the vehicle without the driver ever even touching it. A fob can be a separate device, or it could be part of a mechanical key set. Typically, manufacturers of fobs use hard plastic and they include buttons you can press to get them to perform specific functions. As you can imagine, losing your fob can be an ordeal. The good news is that We are available 24 hours a day to help restore or replace yours.
Will you be able to replace my key fob?
This is one of the basic service we offer, which means we will have no problem completing it for you. Once a locksmith arrives at your location, he or she will learn about the specifications for your car in order to match it to a new key fob. The next step is to program the fob and test it to ensure it works correctly. We understand that no one wants to be without the key fob for their car. We encourage you to contact us for immediate service as soon as you know that the fob needs replacement. Our technicians have extensive knowledge about car security and will provide you with better service than you would receive at a dealership for a lower cost.
Can you program my fob too?
We are experts with this skill as well. Every one of our locksmith technicians has several years of combined education and experience to program both manual and electric fobs. We can also deprogram your current set of keys to make sure that it doesn't interfere with how your new set interacts with your car's computer. When it comes to vehicle safety, it's not worth it to cut corners just to save a few dollars. You don't want to leave your car vulnerable for anyone to get into to steal your valuables inside or even the car itself. Remember that our company is just a phone call awayhere and that we respond to service calls at all hours.
Is replacing a key fob difficult?
That depends on the complexity of your current key set as well as the model and make of your car. We can usually locate a new fob fairly quickly. This is especially true when you can use a general fob and don't need a specific brand. We can replace keys made direct from the factory as well. We understand your time is valuable and will get the job done quickly without the need for rework.
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Would anything bad happen if I program my own fob?
It may be possible for you to do this in certain situations. You would need to find a blank remote in addition to the programming instructions for the fob. Keep in mind it won't work right unless it's blank and no one attempted to program it previously.
Many times, the tools needed to program a key fob aren't available to consumers and you will need a professional locksmith to complete the job for you. Rather than go through the hassle of trying to program your fob only to discover you can't locate the equipment, plan to work with our professional locksmith company from the start. Another thing to consider is that certain methods you can perform by yourself require you to have a spare key for your car. This happens most often when you need to duplicate a key.
Can you recommend the best key fob replacement options?
Your options include working with us, bringing your key fob to a dealer, or completing the work yourself. We feel the first option is the best because it ensures the correctness of the work. If you take your fob to a dealership, don't be surprised when the cost is significantly higher than what we would charge you. It's unfortunate, but some dealerships see your desperate need to fix the problem as an opportunity to charge as much as possible. Most dealerships will sell you the fob you need as well as program it. Lastly, you can attempt to program the fob by yourself.
If you choose to program your own fob, you will need to locate a blank replacement and follow the instructions that come with it in exact order. The choice to self-program a fob isn't available with every type of vehicle. It will cost you the least amount of money at the time of service, but it's very likely you will pay more later when the replacement breaks due to improper programming or another common error. In a situation like this, it's best to go with spending the least over the life of the car and gaining the greatest return on investment. We are certain that our professional locksmithing service offers you that.
How long should I expect this to take?
Most jobs take between 10 and 20 minutes to complete, but it could be more or less depending on the number and complexity of the steps we need to follow to program your fob. If your vehicle is designed in such a way that our locksmiths don't need to work with a diagnostic portal, the time for service will fall on the lower end of the spectrum.
Situations that can drive the time estimate up are when we need to cut or deprogram a key. Due to the extensive experience our locksmiths bring to their jobs, this normally goes quickly as well. Rest assured, we will never hurry through a job at the expense of quality or safety.
Should I plan to have my vehicle nearby at the same time you program the fob?
Yes, we would appreciate this as we are unable to make a fob replacement unless your vehicle is right there. This ensures that we can test the programming before sending you on your way. If your car won't start or you don't feel comfortable driving it, remember that you can contact our dispatch center and we will send a technician to you immediately. If you're stranded because of your car lock problem, please locate a safe location to wait until we arrive.
Replacing the fob of your car can be time-consuming when you assume that you need to figure out how to do it yourself because it's hard to trust others with your car. As our customer, you don't have to worry about our workers damaging your vehicle with scratches or dents when completing a job. We are so certain of the quality of our work that we guarantee your complete satisfaction. You will soon see that it was a good decision to allow us to complete the work on your key fob and not experience the frustration of trying to do it yourself.
The locksmiths who perform replacement of car keys enjoy the challenge of the job and the satisfaction of helping people who are in a stressful situation. No vehicle will open or start if the keys don't work correctly. That can make you feel highly anxious, but there's no need to worry with our team of professionals on the job. We provide you with urgent service at any time. You can depend on us to create the right key for your vehicle according to its specifications.
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Replacing a key isn't always easy. It affects your safety as well as the responsiveness of your car. For something this important, hiring a certified locksmith is your best choice. He or she will aid you in creating the new key and make sure that it works properly with your locks and ignition. We aim to exceed customer expectations on every service call, which means that it's not enough to fix your current problem. We will ensure that you don't have a similar issue in the future by instructing you on proper maintenance of your key fob.
When creating your new key, we always look for the design and model using your old key if it's available or we look up the information. It's a good feeling to know that your locksmith will personally inspect each lock and only use its exact specifications when creating a replacement for it. All of this takes place in a matter of minutes while you wait.
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