Chicago CAR KEY REPLACEMENT
Have you ever noticed that your key doesn't seem to fit quite right into your car door lock or ignition? One reason for this is that the teeth no longer matches up perfectly with the parts of the lock that should open and close after you insert the key. This can occur due to corrosion, dirt, dust, and just normal wear. The more severe the wear, the greater the likelihood that you won't be able to open or start your car. As soon as it starts to be a struggle, it's a good idea to contact a professional locksmith for repair or replacement. This can prevent you from becoming stranded when you can't start your car or getting locked out of it entirely.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the procedure for replacing my car keys?
We always tell customers that they have one of three choices. You can take your set of keys to a car dealership and ask them to create a duplicate set for you. However, you should know that this is also you most expensive option. Car dealerships tend to charge the most for any type of service, including repairing or replacing a set of keys.
Your second and least expensive option is to try to replace your own car keys. It's important that you know exactly what you're doing and that you buy or rent the proper tools to do so. If you try to guess the instructions or use the wrong set of tools, you could end up with damaged keys that could eventually cause widespread damage to the ignition or an outside lock.
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.
What are the benefits to working with a professional locksmith for key replacement?
Buying parts to create replacement keys from an unknown seller is always a risk. You have no guarantee as to the authenticity or quality of the parts. When you work with us, you know that we back both our products and workmanship. Saving money by not having to go to a dealership is another big advantage.
Do I need to present my original key before you can create a new one?
Although this isn't necessary, it is helpful to make the key creation process go faster. However, we can duplicate your car key even if we are unable to look for a code on your original key. If you use a fob or keys without any type of metal blades, producing it does little more than prove you legitimately own the vehicle.
What if my original key is too damaged or I lost it?
This isn't a problem for us . Because we always stay abreast of current technology, we don't need to have a physical copy of your key in order to replicate it. To get started, our locksmith first needs to confirm your ownership of the vehicle. With that information, he or she can obtain your vehicle identification number and input that into our replication equipment to make you a new key.
We can provide you with a replacement key after we extract your old one
We encourage you to resist the temptation to extract any part of a broken key from your car's ignition cylinder or from an outside door. When you don't have the right equipment and expertise, it's easy to damage your key or lock even more. Unfortunately, other locksmiths can cause the same kind of damage. If that happens to you, contact us to repair the damage. On the rare chance that we also cause damage, we will fix it for free in addition to extracting your car key.
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.
Although we think that a locksmith company that damages your car should repair it at no charge, we realize that this doesn't always happen. We welcome you to contact us for help 24 hours a day to request help with an issue caused by someone else. Sometimes it's best just to cut your losses rather than continue arguing for fair treatment. We understand that you're upset and will do our best to save you as much time and money as possible.
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Broken key repair
With some keys, the cracks and corrosion make it obvious that they're about to break. Others don't give any warning at all. We are happy to repair your key no matter how it broke. Please contact us at our 24-hour dispatch center to request assistance.
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?
You can tell when a key is warped when it has noticeable cracks or bends. Should this happen to you, please call us 24 hours a day and seven days a week. As an industry leader in this State and across the country, we pride ourselves on our quality work, professionalism, and response time. By fixing your warped key now, you can avoid the frustration of a lockout or not being able to start your car later.
We can help with lost or stolen keys
Please contact us as soon as you realize that someone possibly stole your keys or if you know that you misplaced them. It's essential to do this as soon as possible to protect yourself, your vehicle, and any personal belongings that you keep inside of it. One of our locksmiths will arrive in under 30 minutes to create you a new set of keys. We can also change your locks or replace keys that use a fob or transponder upon request.
We replace keys when you have sustained damage to your car locks
Certain situations, such as a minor collision with another car or someone attempting to break into your car, can make it seem like your car drives differently. In reality, the changed behavior of your vehicle could happen because of damage to its locks. It's even possible that a faulty lock caused your keys to break. In any case, we encourage you to call us right away and ask us to cut a new key for you.
Without question, we are never satisfied with the status quo. There's no joy for us in being average. We want to be the best so you will refer your friends and family to us without hesitation. Please don't hesitate to contact us at our toll-free telephone number no matter where in the United States you're presently located. Thanks to our affiliation with an extensive network of mobile locksmiths, we can dispatch a certified technician to your location within 30 minutes. It's nice to know that you can depend on us no matter what day or time it is or where you are when you break a key.