Louisville 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 do I need to do to replace 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.
Your final option is to contact us to request that one of our experienced locksmiths replace your car keys for you. This will cost more than doing it yourself but less than taking your keys to a dealership. Most importantly, working with a skilled auto locksmith ensures that you receive a new set of keys that fits into your door lock or ignition without breaking or refusing to turn.
What are the benefits to working with a professional locksmith for 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.
Do I need to present my original key before you can create a new one?
No, it isn't necessary for you to have your original key for us to create a new one although it speeds up the process. It's easy enough for us to duplicate your key without needing to look at the original key to find a code. If you can provide your original key, it proves ownership of your car if you currently use a fob without metal blades.
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
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.
We will even repair your key or lock when someone else damaged it. We realize that not every locksmith company will offer to repair their own damage at no cost to the customer as we do. Although you're within your rights to expect it, sometimes it's a frustrating waste of time to argue with someone to do the right thing. Our company can fix the error while saving you time and money in the process.
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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.
One of the most common scenarios that causes a car key to break is when you use it to try to open something else. When you carry several keys on a chain and many of them look similar, it's easy to do this. You don't realize that you have selected the wrong key and continue to apply pressure to it because you assume the lock is jammed. Unfortunately, the key can break or the added pressure can damage the lock.
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.
Fixing a bent or warped car key
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
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.
It's never enough for us to simply meet your expectations. We want to exceed them instead to maintain our reputation as an outstanding locksmith company. We provide a toll-free number for you to contact us from any location in the country. We are part of a large network of automotive locksmiths that go straight to the customer. This is how we can guarantee our arrival within 30 minutes. When you need a key replaced and every other place in town is closed, it's nice to know that you can depend on us to help get you driving again.