With changes in technology, replacing a car key has become a more difficult process. With earlier model vehicles, getting an extra copy of a key was as simple as going somewhere where keys could be copied. Now, keys can come with chips inside of them that help the vehicle start, meaning without this chip the vehicle will not be able to. To save on car key replacement, it is important to know what steps to take.
The first step of the process is searching for the key online. Many models of cars that have these chips in the key have extra keys available for purchase.
These keys can run from 15 to 30 dollars. Going to the dealership’s site may allow you to find the key you need quicker, however, keep in mind that this will typically cost more from the dealership.
If you lose a keyless key, you will have to go to a locksmith to get your new fob working properly. The fobs are not able to be coded by anyone, which prevents others from creating fobs for your vehicle. A locksmith will have the resources to code the fob to your vehicle at a minimal cost.
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