Virginia Beach 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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
Your final option, and the one that we highly recommend, is to contact us and request that we dispatch a mobile locksmith technician to your current location. Upon arrival, he or she will create a replacement set of keys for you. This costs a bit more than attempting the job yourself and not as much as going to a dealership. You have the added bonus of knowing that we guarantee our work.
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.
Are you unable to replace my keys if I don't have the original?
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.
Will you be able to make a new key if I have misplaced the original or it is very damaged?
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.
We can provide you with a replacement key after we extract your old one
We encourage you to resist the temptation to extract any part of a broken key from your car's ignition cylinder or from an outside door. When you don't have the right equipment and expertise, it's easy to damage your key or lock even more. Unfortunately, other locksmiths can cause the same kind of damage. If that happens to you, contact us to repair the damage. On the rare chance that we also cause damage, we will fix it for free in addition to extracting your car key.
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.
We will even repair your key or lock when someone else damaged it. We realize that not every locksmith company will offer to repair their own damage at no cost to the customer as we do. Although you're within your rights to expect it, sometimes it's a frustrating waste of time to argue with someone to do the right thing. Our company can fix the error while saving you time and money in the process.
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We fix broken car keys
Although a key sometimes gives clues that it's about to break, this isn't always the case. Whether sudden or expected, you can contact us 24 hours a day to request immediate repair of your broken keys.
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.
What to do about a warped or bent 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.
We can help with lost or stolen keys
If someone has stolen your car keys or you have misplaced them, it's important to arrange for a replacement as soon as possible. This is true even if you have an extra set of keys at home or another location since you might not be able to locate them in a timely manner. In this situation, you need a mobile locksmith company that will come directly to your location to cut a new set of keys while you wait. We serve you and guarantee that we will arrive no later than 30 minutes after your request for service. Our company can also program replacement transponder and key fobs or change the locks of your car 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, 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.