Birmingham CAR KEY REPLACEMENT
Everyday wear and tear can cause the teeth of your car keys not to match the lock mechanism and then fail to open or start your car. If the key isn't quite as worn yet, it will usually still work but it may take several tries. When this happens, it's a good sign that you should contact a professional locksmith and have them create you a new set of keys. The danger in not doing so is that the keys will continue to wear down and you will eventually find yourself locked out of your vehicle or unable to start it. Losing access to your own vehicle is a hassle. Fortunately, you can prevent it by taking a proactive approach to key management.
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.
Are there benefits to having a locksmith replace my keys?
Absolutely. When you call us, we send a trustworthy locksmith to your location who will finish the job promptly. We are also happy to offer an unconditional satisfaction guarantee. If you buy equipment from a third-party seller, there's no guarantee that it's not defective and that the person isn't just out to make a quick buck. It's also a big advantage to paying too much for this service at an auto dealership.
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?
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.
We can even repair your lock or key if another locksmith company caused the damage. Although fixing it at no charge is the right thing to do, not everyone shares the same values. You could end up frustrated and wasting a lot of time arguing with a locksmith to do this. Calling us can save you both time and money rather than hoping that another company will relent and fix their damage without charging you for it.
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Repair of 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 should I do when my key gets bent or warped?
A car key is warped when it has visible damage due to a crack or bend. We encourage you to contact us for car key replacement as soon as you notice this. As one of the most highly-rated locksmith companies in the State., we will create a replacement key for you within a matter of minutes. This is something our competitors can't claim. You can avoid the frustration of a broken key by replacing a warped key as soon as possible.
What to do about a lost or stolen car key
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, it's our desire to exceed your expectations and continue to serve as the country's leading automotive locksmith company. When you call our toll-free dispatch number, we will send a certified locksmith to your location in 30 minutes or less. Since we are part of a nationwide network of mobile locksmiths, we can help you no matter what your location. Remember that we are always available whenever you need us, even in the middle of the night.