Frequently Asked Questions

What does a key fob do?

A fob for keys is a hand-held device that controls many of the electronic functions of your car.

Its major functions include starting your car and opening or locking its doors.

With some fobs, you can even start your car without touching the steering wheel or ignition switch.

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.

You just push a button on your fob that corresponds with its unique function.

Drivers depend on their fobs a lot these days.

This makes losing one a real hassle.

This is one of the basic services we offer, which means we will have no problem completing it for you.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Each one of our locksmiths has undergone extensive training and carries the necessary tools to program any type of key fob.

You don't want to leave your car vulnerable for anyone to get into to steal your valuables inside or even the car itself.

After programming your new fob, they can also deprogram the key set you have now to ensure that your car's computer works with the right information.

Is replacing a fob difficult?

That's why it just makes sense to call our professional locksmith companyhere.

For starters, we need to know the make and model of your vehicle.

How hard is it to replace a key fob?

It's easier to do when you only need an unbranded and general fob, but we have no problem replacing a factory-made fob as well.

We will complete this task as quickly as possible so you don't have to spend any more time than necessary dealing with a car lock issue.

Would anything bad happen if I program my own fob?

Not necessarily, but keep in mind it won't be possible to do this with all types of vehicles.

We understand your time is valuable and will get the job done quickly without the need for rework.

Should I try to program a fob myself?

It may be possible for you to do this in certain situations.

Another thing you should know is that you might not be able to locate all of the tools you need to complete this job.

Keep in mind it won't work right unless it's blank and no one attempted to program it previously.

Some people start this job only to end up frustrated because the tools they need aren't available to the public.

Can you explain the different options I have for key fob replacement?

We think the best of your three options is working with professional locksmiths from our company.

What options do I have to replace a key fob?

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.

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.

Most dealerships will sell you the fob you need as well as program it.

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.

However, you should know that this won't be an option for every make and model of vehicle.

This option usually costs less upfront but could cost you more over time.

For example, you may need to call a professional locksmith in the future to undo any damage you created with the fob due to not having any experience programming them.

We typically quote a job time ranging from 10 to 20 minutes.

However, this isn't an absolute.

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.

Your time will be on the longer end if we need to deprogram or cut 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.

Do you need my car to be there when you're working on programming my fob?

Yes, we would appreciate this as we are unable to make a fob replacement unless your vehicle is right there.

We need to create the key with your car nearby for testing.

This ensures that we can test the programming before sending you on your way.

We do understand that your car may not be drivable, so we are happy to come to your location to complete programming of your fob.

Regardless of your location here or in the nearby communities, we're available to help you any time that you need us.

It doesn't matter if it's day, evening, night, on a weekend, or on a holiday.

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.

Not only are we highly skilled and use the most state-of-the art equipment, but we believe in treating your property the same way we would treat our own.

Our locksmiths take pride in their job and feel a deep satisfaction from helping customers when they're in a bad situation.

Naturally, no car can start when the keys don't work as they should.

This can create anxiety, especially if it leaves you stuck in an unfamiliar area.

We promise to have someone on their way to your location within minutes 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

We always work with the specifications for your vehicle and key to make sure that we do the work exactly right.

Our company is pleased to offer the following types of key services:

  • Car key extraction
  • Remote keys
  • Remote keys
  • Car keys
  • Programming Fob keys
  • VAT system keys

Sometimes replacing a key to a vehicle isn't as simple as you would expect.

At the same time, you need the correct key fob for your car to work as expected and to ensure that you remain safe in or near your vehicle.

We will dispatch a locksmith who will promptly assist you in making a new key.

Our locksmiths can make you a perfect spare key while they are at your location, in just minutes.

It's our goal to surpass your expectations. We do this by repairing your current issue as well as helping you take a proactive approach to future prevention.

We look for the model and design of your key to make sure that we create the new one correctly.

You can tell when the person who responds to your call is not a professional locksmith if he or she doesn't do this.

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.

We do all of this promptly as you wait. Our locksmith technicians understand its no fun being stranded and we will get you back on the road as quickly as possible.

Do you need emergency key fob repair or replacement? Would you like a free quote with no follow-up obligation? If so, be sure to call our company as soon as you can.