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What To Do If You Lost Your Car Keys

In the past, losing your car keys won’t be much trouble because you can easily replace them by going to your dealer. But as technology advances, car keys are becoming more expensive to duplicate and replace.

Also, depending on the car brand and model, you can expect the price to differ by several hundred dollars. If you don’t have a spare key, then your only choice is to either go to your dealership or as an automotive locksmith for help.

Here are the different types of keys and what you can do if you lost them:

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Traditional keys

If you use traditional keys for your car, then you can call your trusted automotive locksmith to create a new key for you. If you have a unique set of keys and cylinder locks, there’s a huge chance that you may need to replace your entire ignition lock cylinder for you to use your car again.

Car key fob

Car key fobs are created and installed in a vehicle for you to easily lock and unlock your car. It’s meant to provide better convenience for car owners. If you happen to lose your car key fob, there’s no need to worry because you can still use your traditional key to start your car.

Transponder keys

Transponder keys are more technologically advanced compared to traditional keys and are created to be anti-theft. It has a computer chip embedded on the plastic head that allows you to start your ignition if you’re inside your vehicle.

If you lose your transponder keys, you will need to contact your dealer or an auto locksmith that can electronically pair a new computer chip to your vehicle. Take note that not all locksmith companies are authorized to do this task so make sure that you have a reliable locksmith.

Smart key

Smart keys are also known as keyless ignition because it allows you to lock and unlock your vehicle from a minimal distance just by pushing a button on your car key. Just like transponder keys, if you lose your smart key, you will need to contact your dealership or an automotive locksmith to help you regain access to your vehicle. 

Before you can ask for your dealership or locksmith company to replace your lost car key, you will need to prove that the vehicle is yours. Make sure that you always have your credentials with you to avoid unnecessary quarrels.

C & D Locksmith can help you from traditional to smart keys with quality and affordable price. Call now!

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