Indianapolis CAR KEY REPLACEMENT
It's common for a car key to become worn to the point where its teeth don't match the lock and won't open it at all. For less worn keys, it may take a few attempts to open the car door before the key will work. If the latter happens to you, consider it a warning to replace your car keys as soon as you can. If you ignore the problem, the keys will continue to wear out and you could find yourself stranded somewhere and unable to get into your own vehicle. Calling a trustworthy local auto locksmith ensures that you never lose access to your car due to a problem with a worn or broken key.
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.
The second option you can explore is to try to replace your own car keys. This will cost you the least, but it's important that you know exactly what you are doing to avoid wasting time and effort.
We think the best choice is to call us and ask us to send a certified locksmith to your location to cut a new set of keys for you. In terms of price, this costs less than a dealership and more than doing it yourself. However, you have the assurance of knowing that we have the proper equipment and training to do the job right the first time.
What is the advantage of working with a professional locksmith for car key replacement?
We strongly believe that working with our company provides the most effective option at the most affordable price. The danger in not doing so is that you may encounter a third-party seller who provides you with defective equipment. As mentioned above, going to an auto dealership for this service can blow your budget in a hurry.
Are you unable to replace my keys if I don't have the original?
Although it isn't necessary to give us a copy of your original key, it will help the process move more efficiently if you do have it. We can easily duplicate your existing key without having to find the code from the original. However, providing your original key only proves that you own the vehicle if it uses a fob and doesn't contain any type of metal blade.
Can you still cut me a new key if the original is very damaged or I no longer have 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.
Replacing your car key after you have had it extracted
If you discover that you have broken off part of your key in one of your car's locks or its ignition, we urge you not to try to extract it on your own. When people without the proper equipment or training attempt to do this, it can cause additional damage to the key, lock, or ignition. There's even a chance that a professional locksmith could cause some damage when trying to extract a key. However, you can depend on the skilled crew not to do this. We operate very carefully to ensure that we only extract the key and do not harm anything else.
Having a professional locksmith extract a stuck or broken key is always your best bet rather than trying to do it yourself. The locksmiths at our company take several hours of continuing education each year to ensure that they're up-to-date on the latest key technology for newer cars. We have a thorough understanding of keys for older cars as well. No matter your situation or make or model of car, we guarantee your complete satisfaction with our services.
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
Although a key sometimes gives clues that it's about to break, this isn't always the case. Whether sudden or expected, you can contact us 24 hours a day to request immediate repair of your broken keys.
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.
Having a broken key or the surrounding areas is a frustrating experience. Fortunately, our company is always available to dispatch an auto locksmith technician to your location no matter what the time. A uniformed employee will arrive to your vehicle less than 30 minutes after you place your service call. He or she will quickly evaluate the damage and repair it right then and there. Our crew has the tools and skills to replace standard car keys as well as those that use a remote or transponder. We can do this for any make or model 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.
What to do about a lost or stolen car key
When you realize that you have lost your keys or think someone may have stolen them, don't hesitate to contact us for replacement. Even if you have a spare set in a different location, you won't have a way to get them. This leaves your car at risk in the meantime. Our mobile locksmith crew is available to arrive at your location and create a new set of keys for you right away. No matter where you are in your area, we can be there in no more than half an hour. Additionally, we can replace key fobs or transponder keys or change your car's locks if desired.
We create replacement keys for damaged vehicle locks
Sometimes a car will seem to respond differently after an attempted break-in or a minor fender bender with another driver. When these situations happen, the altered performance of your car may be due to lock damage. It could even be a lock that damaged your key. This is a good time to call us and request our key cutting services. Someone will arrive shortly to determine the extent of the problem and repair it promptly. All you have to do is call us 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
Without question, it's our desire to exceed your expectations and continue to serve as the country's leading automotive locksmith company. When you call our toll-free dispatch number, we will send a certified locksmith to your location in 30 minutes or less. Since we are part of a nationwide network of mobile locksmiths, we can help you no matter what your location. Remember that we are always available whenever you need us, even in the middle of the night.