Cincinnati 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.
What is the procedure for replacing my car keys?
You can approach this issue in one of several different ways. The first is to take your current set of keys to the dealership where you bought the car and ask them to cut replacement keys for you. They should be able to do this without problem, although it may cost more than you were expecting to pay. Unfortunately, high repair or replacement prices are a common problem at auto dealerships.
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.
We think the best choice is to call us and ask us to send a certified locksmith to your location to cut a new set of keys for you. In terms of price, this costs less than a dealership and more than doing it yourself. However, you have the assurance of knowing that we have the proper equipment and training to do the job right the first time.
What is the advantage of working with a professional locksmith for car key replacement?
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.
Can you still cut me a new key if the original is very damaged or I no longer have it?
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’ll replace your car key after we extract
If you discover that you have broken off part of your key in one of your car's locks or its ignition, we urge you not to try to extract it on your own. When people without the proper equipment or training attempt to do this, it can cause additional damage to the key, lock, or ignition. There's even a chance that a professional locksmith could cause some damage when trying to extract a key. However, you can depend on the skilled crew not to do this. We operate very carefully to ensure that we only extract the key and do not harm anything else.
Having a professional locksmith extract a stuck or broken key is always your best bet rather than trying to do it yourself. The locksmiths at our company take several hours of continuing education each year to ensure that they're up-to-date on the latest key technology for newer cars. We have a thorough understanding of keys for older cars as well. No matter your situation or make or model of car, we guarantee your complete satisfaction with our services.
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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Broken key repair
Sometimes a car key can break with little warning. If this happens to you, don't hesitate to contact our locksmith company 24 hours a day and seven days a week. We will repair or replace the key promptly so you can get back to your everyday life.
The most common reason that a car key breaks is that a person tried to use it on a lock that it isn't fit to open. It's easy to make this mistake, especially when you have several keys on a keychain and many of them look alike. Before you realize that you have the wrong key, you could spend several minutes trying to force it to open the door or start the ignition. You might think that the lock is jammed and that you just need to apply a bit more pressure to get it to open or turn.
No matter how your car key breaks, we're available to provide you with immediate assistance. When you call our dispatch center, we guarantee that a locksmith technician will arrive in 30 minutes or less. We come to your exact location to assess the situation and fix it on the spot. Our experienced locksmiths have the skills to replace transponder, remote, or standard car keys from any model or make of vehicle currently available within the United States.
What to do about a warped or bent car key
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
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, 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.