New cars delivered with 2 keys to the first owner. Over time, the owner may lose a key or just won’t turn it in when it’s time to upgrade their car.
Why you should get a Copy of your Car Key
Making a copy of your key is not only wise, but also crucial in those situations:
- Backup key if your keys locked in the car
- Spare key to drive the car if your key was stolen, damaged or lost
Having a working key allows the locksmith to copy or clone it, without the need to re-flash your car eco, reset parameters or purchase an expensive key code or programming codes. This by itself can often save you few hundreds of dollars.
Where you should get a copy of your car key made
As a general rule, you should be able to get a copy of your car key at a local hardware store. It may not be a programmable key and can be used only to unlock the car. Additionally, of you will ever lose your original car key, it will help the locksmith get a great head-start towards making you a key.
For programmed key, you can contact a local dealer, a car locksmith near you or a hardware store.
Car Locksmith should cost less than the dealership and will get you the same result, a working key for your vehicle.
If you don’t have any key, read how to get a replacement car key without the original.
Can a Locksmith Program a Key Fob
Our local auto locksmith service includes program/ reprogram fobs, smart key, remotes and transponder car keys.
We program keyless fobs for Toyota, Honda, Lexus, Ford, Hyundai, Kia, Acura, Mazda, Mitsubishi, Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep, GM, Cadillac, Buick, Chevrolet and many more.