Cincinnati CAR KEY AND FOB REPLACEMENT SERVICES
Frequently Asked Questions
What does a key fob do?
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.
Do your locksmiths know how to replace a 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.
Will you be able to program my 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.
Is replacing a key fob difficult?
That depends on the complexity of your current key set as well as the model and make of your car. We can usually locate a new fob fairly quickly. This is especially true when you can use a general fob and don't need a specific brand. We can replace keys made direct from the factory as well. We understand your time is valuable and will get the job done quickly without the need for rework.
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Should I try to program a fob myself?
It may be possible for you to do this in certain situations. You would need to find a blank remote in addition to the programming instructions for the fob. Keep in mind it won't work right unless it's blank and no one attempted to program it previously.
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.
What options do I have to replace a key fob?
We think the best of your three options is working with professional locksmiths from our company. This ensures that quality and speed of the work. A second choice is to take your key fob to a car dealership and buy a new one. A dealership employee can program it for you, but it will likely cost you much more than either of your other options. Although not all dealerships do this, some have the reputation of taking advantage of people who appear desperate for help by increasing the price as much as they can. Your final option is to obtain a blank replacement fob and attempt to program it 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.
You can expect the service call to take longer if you need a key cut or deprogrammed. Even so, our expert technicians will complete the job as quickly as possible while still maintaining the highest standard of quality. You never have to worry about us sacrificing excellent service just to get the job done fast. That is because our locksmiths are professional enough to work quickly while providing the highest quality of service at the same time.
Do you need my car to be there when you're working on programming my fob?
Yes, it's necessary for your car to be right there when we complete a replacement of your key fob. Additionally, your car and the replacement key fob we just completed need to be in the same area to ensure that the new programming works. We are happy to drive to your location if you can't get your car to move safely. When we say that we're available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, we truly mean it.
We know that it isn't always easy to trust someone else to work on your car. Many of our staff have experienced damage such as dents and scratches when leaving their vehicle for repair. That will never happen to a customer. Not only are we highly skilled and use the most state-of-the art equipment, but we believe in treating your property the same way we would treat our own. We will fix your key fob problem in no time and leave you feeling relieved that you chose to work with our company.
Our locksmiths chose this line of work because they enjoy helping people through a stressful situation. It's rewarding to turn anxiety into a smile and send people back to what they were doing before the key fob of their car required repair or replacement. We promise to have someone on their way to your location within minutes 24 hours a day and seven days a week. There's never a bad time to call us or to trust us with your car.
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It isn't always easy to replace a car key. However, having a proper key is essential for your car to work right as well as for your safety. This isn't the time to take chances when a professional locksmith is readily available at 24 hours a day. We will dispatch a locksmith who will promptly assist you in making a new key. He or she will also test the key in your ignition and locks before leaving the job site. It's our goal to surpass your expectations. We do this by repairing your current issue as well as helping you take a proactive approach to future prevention.
To ensure that we create the appropriate key, our locksmiths always look for the design and model of your key. Typically, this is something only a professional locksmith worker will do. As the leading locksmith company here, we guarantee that our crew members will personally inspect each lock and then create a replacement according to the exact specifications of that lock. Before leaving a job site, we ask you to start your car with the new key fob to make sure that you can do so. We understand that you're anxious to get back to your normal life, and we consider it our personal responsibility to see to it that this happens as quickly as possible.
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- Car key extraction
- Remote keys
- Car keys
- High security keys
- Programming Fob keys
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