Columbia CAR KEY REPLACEMENT
It's common for a car key to become worn to the point where its teeth don't match the lock and won't open it at all. For less worn keys, it may take a few attempts to open the car door before the key will work. If the latter happens to you, consider it a warning to replace your car keys as soon as you can. If you ignore the problem, the keys will continue to wear out and you could find yourself stranded somewhere and unable to get into your own vehicle. Calling a trustworthy local auto locksmith ensures that you never lose access to your car due to a problem with a worn or broken key.
How should I go about replacing the keys for my car?
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.
The second option you can explore is to try to replace your own car keys. This will cost you the least, but it's important that you know exactly what you are doing to avoid wasting time and effort.
Your final option is to contact us to request that one of our experienced locksmiths replace your car keys for you. This will cost more than doing it yourself but less than taking your keys to a dealership. Most importantly, working with a skilled auto locksmith ensures that you receive a new set of keys that fits into your door lock or ignition without breaking or refusing to turn.
What are the benefits to working with a professional locksmith for key replacement?
We strongly believe that working with our company provides the most effective option at the most affordable price. The danger in not doing so is that you may encounter a third-party seller who provides you with defective equipment. As mentioned above, going to an auto dealership for this service can blow your budget in a hurry.
Will I need to provide you with my original key to get a replacement?
Although this isn't necessary, it is helpful to make the key creation process go faster. However, we can duplicate your car key even if we are unable to look for a code on your original key. If you use a fob or keys without any type of metal blades, producing it does little more than prove you legitimately own the vehicle.
What if my original key is too damaged or I lost it?
There's no need to worry that you won't be able to get a new key if you can't produce the original in good shape. Advanced technology makes it possible to create a new key for your car without physically holding the old key. A locksmith from We will first verify that you're the rightful owner of your car. The next step is to find the vehicle identification number on the car window or documentation and use that to make a new key for you.
Replacing your car key after you have had it extracted
Please don't try to pull a broken key out of the ignition of your car or from one of its doors. Without the proper training and equipment, you can cause significant damage to your lock or key. Even other locksmiths can cause this type of damage, but you don't have to worry about that as a customer. Our locksmiths use their extensive training and experience to carefully extract your key without causing damage to any other part of your vehicle.
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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We fix 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
You can tell when a key is warped when it has noticeable cracks or bends. Should this happen to you, please call us 24 hours a day and seven days a week. As an industry leader in this State and across the country, we pride ourselves on our quality work, professionalism, and response time. By fixing your warped key now, you can avoid the frustration of a lockout or not being able to start your car later.
What to do about a lost or stolen car key
When you realize that you have lost your keys or think someone may have stolen them, don't hesitate to contact us for replacement. Even if you have a spare set in a different location, you won't have a way to get them. This leaves your car at risk in the meantime. Our mobile locksmith crew is available to arrive at your location and create a new set of keys for you right away. No matter where you are in your area, we can be there in no more than half an hour. Additionally, we can replace key fobs or transponder keys or change your car's locks if desired.
We create replacement keys for damaged vehicle locks
You might notice that your car key behaves differently if your vehicle sustained damage in a minor accident or someone attempted to break into it. However, the actual reason the key might not work is because of damage to the locks of your cars. It's even possible that a faulty lock damaged the key and not the other way around. In this situation, it's critical to contact a local locksmith company that offers key cutting services. We will arrive to evaluate the problem and quickly fix it. When you need repair services for a faulty car lock or need inexpensive replacement of car keys, our company is available to help 24 hours a day. Just call us.
Without question, we are never satisfied with the status quo. There's no joy for us in being average. We want to be the best so you will refer your friends and family to us without hesitation. Please don't hesitate to contact us at our toll-free telephone number no matter where in the United States you're presently located. Thanks to our affiliation with an extensive network of mobile locksmiths, we can dispatch a certified technician to your location within 30 minutes. It's nice to know that you can depend on us no matter what day or time it is or where you are when you break a key.