Chicago CAR KEY AND KEY FOB REPLACEMENT SERVICE
Frequently Asked Questions
What does a key fob do?
Key fobs control multiple electronic functions of your vehicle and you typically hold one in your hand. Its major functions include starting your car and opening or locking its doors. Some fobs are advanced to the point where you can just push a button to start the car without ever actually touching it. 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. It's inconvenient and potentially unsafe to lose a fob or have it break. We're happy to let you know that We are available 24 hours a day if you find yourself in that situation.
Will you be able to replace my key fob?
This is one of the basic service we offer, which means we will have no problem completing it for you. Once a locksmith arrives at your location, he or she will learn about the specifications for your car in order to match it to a new key fob. The next step is to program the fob and test it to ensure it works correctly. We understand that no one wants to be without the key fob for their car. 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?
We are experts with this skill as well. 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. When it comes to vehicle safety, it's not worth it to cut corners just to save a few dollars. You don't want to leave your car vulnerable for anyone to get into to steal your valuables inside or even the car itself. Remember that our company is just a phone call awayhere and that we respond to service calls at all hours.
Is replacing a fob difficult?
Too many variables are at play to answer a simple yes or no to this question. For starters, we need to know the make and model of your vehicle. In most cases, we can find a new fob for you right away. 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.
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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. The first thing you need to do is locate a blank remote. You will also need the instructions for programming the fob. Be certain that the fob you find is blank or your programming efforts will fail.
Another thing you should know is that you might not be able to locate all of the tools you need to complete this job. That is because they are only available to professional locksmiths. Rather than go through this aggravation, just call us and have us do the work from the very beginning.
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. This ensures that quality and speed of the work. A second choice is to take your key fob to a car dealership and buy a new one. A dealership employee can program it for you, but it will likely cost you much more than either of your other options. 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.
If you choose to program your own fob, you will need to locate a blank replacement and follow the instructions that come with it in exact order. 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. In a situation like this, it's best to go with spending the least over the life of the car and gaining the greatest return on investment. We are certain that our professional locksmithing service offers you that.
How long will it take to replace my fob?
We typically quote a job time ranging from 10 to 20 minutes. However, this isn't an absolute. Your fob replacement could take more or less time depending on whether it's a manual or electrical system as well as the number of required steps. In the event that our locksmiths don't need to access your car's diagnostic portal, the total time for replacement is typically less.
Situations that can drive the time estimate up are when we need to cut or deprogram 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.
Should I plan to have my vehicle nearby at the same time you program the fob?
Yes, we would appreciate this as we are unable to make a fob replacement unless your vehicle is right there. This ensures that we can test the programming before sending you on your way. If your car won't start or you don't feel comfortable driving it, remember that you can contact our dispatch center and we will send a technician to you immediately. If you're stranded because of your car lock problem, please locate a safe location to wait until we arrive.
We know that it isn't always easy to trust someone else to work on your car. Many of our staff have experienced damage such as dents and scratches when leaving their vehicle for repair. That will never happen to a customer. 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. We will fix your key fob problem in no time and leave you feeling relieved that you chose to work with our company.
Our locksmiths chose this line of work because they enjoy helping people through a stressful situation. It's rewarding to turn anxiety into a smile and send people back to what they were doing before the key fob of their car required repair or replacement. We promise to have someone on their way to your location within minutes 24 hours a day and seven days a week. There's never a bad time to call us or to trust us with your car.
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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. You don't have to risk anything when you call our company for immediate help with key fob repair or replacement. After creating your new key, our locksmith technician will insert it into your car locks or ignition to make sure everything works correctly. We are also happy to provide you with key fob maintenance tips so you don't have to call for emergency service again any time soon.
When creating your new key, we always look for the design and model using your old key if it's available or we look up the information. 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. All of this takes place in a matter of minutes while you wait.
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.
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