Charlotte CAR KEY AND KEY FOB REPLACEMENT SERVICE
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a fob for keys?
Key fobs control multiple electronic functions of your vehicle and you typically hold one in your hand. Its major functions include starting your car and opening or locking its doors. Some fobs are advanced to the point where you can just push a button to start the car without ever actually touching it. It is most often part of a mechanical key set or can be a separate device made from hard plastic. You simply push a button when you want your fob to perform a function. It's inconvenient and potentially unsafe to lose a fob or have it break. We're happy to let you know that We are available 24 hours a day if you find yourself in that situation.
Can you replace the fob for my car?
Our locksmiths have many years of experience handling each step required to replace a fob. The first thing they do is locate a new key fob that meets your car's specifications. Next, they program the key fob and test it to make sure it works as expected. Being without your key fob can be inconvenient and unsafe. Feel free to contact us as soon as you realize that you have lost your fob or that it needs repair. It's better than going to a dealership because we offer the same expert services, have extensive knowledge about vehicle security, and charge much less. We want you to feel safe in addition to fully satisfied with the work we perform.
Can your company program my key fob?
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 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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Should I try to program a fob myself?
Since every make and model of car is so different, we can't answer this question with complete certainty. However, it may be possible in some situations. It requires you to obtain a blank remote as well as the correct instructions for programming the key fob. The reprogramming won't work if someone programmed the remote previously and it is no longer blank.
Another thing you should know is that you might not be able to locate all of the tools you need to complete this job. That is because they are only available to professional locksmiths. Rather than go through this aggravation, just call us and have us do the work from the very beginning.
What options do I have to replace a key fob?
We think the best of your three options is working with professional locksmiths from our company. This ensures that quality and speed of the work. A second choice is to take your key fob to a car dealership and buy a new one. A dealership employee can program it for you, but it will likely cost you much more than either of your other options. Although not all dealerships do this, some have the reputation of taking advantage of people who appear desperate for help by increasing the price as much as they can. Your final option is to obtain a blank replacement fob and attempt to program it yourself.
In order to complete the third option, you first need to search online to find the replacement fob and then figure out how to interpret the directions and complete the job. Keep in mind this option isn't available for every type of car. Although doing it yourself may cost the least, it could leave you with additional problems that you will need to pay to fix later. It's best to start the process working with a locksmith from our company. We offer extremely competitive prices and guarantee professional and prompt help with your issue. You can't go wrong with quality products and workmanship and pricing that doesn't take advantage of you.
How long will it take to replace my fob?
The time it takes to complete this job depends on the steps we must take for programming. Your wait time will be shorter when our locksmith technicians don't need to access the diagnostics portal of your vehicles. The average time for all types of jobs is typically under 20 minutes depending on make and model of the car and difficulty of the fob system.
Your time will be on the longer end if we need to deprogram or cut a key. However, our technicians respect your time and will always work as quickly as possible while still providing excellent service. We would much rather have our locksmith take a little extra time than do an incomplete or unsafe job.
Do I need to have my car present when you program my key fob?
Yes, it's necessary for your car to be right there when we complete a replacement of your key fob. Additionally, your car and the replacement key fob we just completed need to be in the same area to ensure that the new programming works. We are happy to drive to your location if you can't get your car to move safely. When we say that we're available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, we truly mean it.
It takes time to replace a car key fob. It can also be an annoyance when you feel you need to do it yourself because you don't trust anyone else to do it. We will quickly earn your trust when you see how accurately and promptly we can fix your problem. Our company also guarantees the workmanship of every technician. Besides fixing your key fob, this means that you don't have to worry about someone scratching or denting your car when working on it. We wouldn't like someone doing this to our cars and we certainly won't do it to yours.
Our locksmiths chose this line of work because they enjoy helping people through a stressful situation. It's rewarding to turn anxiety into a smile and send people back to what they were doing before the key fob of their car required repair or replacement. We promise to have someone on their way to your location within minutes 24 hours a day and seven days a week. There's never a bad time to call us or to trust us with your car.
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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.
To ensure that we create the appropriate key, our locksmiths always look for the design and model of your key. Typically, this is something only a professional locksmith worker will do. As the leading locksmith company here, we guarantee that our crew members will personally inspect each lock and then create a replacement according to the exact specifications of that lock. Before leaving a job site, we ask you to start your car with the new key fob to make sure that you can do so. We understand that you're anxious to get back to your normal life, and we consider it our personal responsibility to see to it that this happens as quickly as possible.
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- Remote keys
- Car keys
- High security keys
- Programming Fob keys
- VAT system keys
- Car key extraction