Boston CAR KEY AND FOB REPLACEMENT SERVICES
Frequently Asked Questions
What are key fobs?
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?
Our locksmiths have many years of experience handling each step required to replace a fob. The first thing they do is locate a new key fob that meets your car's specifications. Next, they program the key fob and test it to make sure it works as expected. Being without your key fob can be inconvenient and unsafe. Feel free to contact us as soon as you realize that you have lost your fob or that it needs repair. It's better than going to a dealership because we offer the same expert services, have extensive knowledge about vehicle security, and charge much less. We want you to feel safe in addition to fully satisfied with the work we perform.
Can your company program my key fob?
Each one of our locksmiths has undergone extensive training and carries the necessary tools to program any type of key fob. This includes those that run entirely on electricity. After programming your new fob, they can also deprogram the key set you have now to ensure that your car's computer works with the right information. You can't take chances when it comes to your personal security and the security of your vehicle. That's why it just makes sense to call our professional locksmith companyhere. We're available to help you whenever you find yourself in need of our services.
How hard is it to replace a key fob?
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.
Many times, the tools needed to program a key fob aren't available to consumers and you will need a professional locksmith to complete the job for you. Rather than go through the hassle of trying to program your fob only to discover you can't locate the equipment, plan to work with our professional locksmith company from the start. Another thing to consider is that certain methods you can perform by yourself require you to have a spare key for your car. This happens most often when you need to duplicate a key.
Can you explain the different options I have for key fob replacement?
Your options include working with us, bringing your key fob to a dealer, or completing the work yourself. We feel the first option is the best because it ensures the correctness of the work. If you take your fob to a dealership, don't be surprised when the cost is significantly higher than what we would charge you. It's unfortunate, but some dealerships see your desperate need to fix the problem as an opportunity to charge as much as possible. Most dealerships will sell you the fob you need as well as program it. Lastly, you can attempt to program the fob by yourself.
Before you can attempt self-programming, you need to locate a replacement fob and read the instructions accompanying it very carefully. However, you should know that this won't be an option for every make and model of vehicle. This option usually costs less upfront but could cost you more over time. For example, you may need to call a professional locksmith in the future to undo any damage you created with the fob due to not having any experience programming them. When you consider our transparent and competitive pricing model, we hope you will agree that working with a professional is your best bet.
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.
Do you need my car to be there when you're working on programming my 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.
Replacing the fob of your car can be time-consuming when you assume that you need to figure out how to do it yourself because it's hard to trust others with your car. As our customer, you don't have to worry about our workers damaging your vehicle with scratches or dents when completing a job. We are so certain of the quality of our work that we guarantee your complete satisfaction. You will soon see that it was a good decision to allow us to complete the work on your key fob and not experience the frustration of trying to do it yourself.
Our locksmiths take pride in their job and feel a deep satisfaction from helping customers when they're in a bad situation. Naturally, no car can start when the keys don't work as they should. This can create anxiety, especially if it leaves you stuck in an unfamiliar area. When you contact our dispatch center, we will send someone right away and get you back on the road in no time. We always work with the specifications for your vehicle and key to make sure that we do the work exactly right.
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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.
We look for the model and design of your key to make sure that we create the new one correctly. You can tell when the person who responds to your call is not a professional locksmith if he or she doesn't do this. Our company requires service employees to inspect each lock personally and use the specifications of the lock to create its replacement. We do all of this promptly as you wait. Our locksmith technicians understand its no fun being stranded and we will get you back on the road as quickly as possible.
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