Chicago 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.
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.
Your second and least expensive option is to try to replace your own car keys. It's important that you know exactly what you're doing and that you buy or rent the proper tools to do so. If you try to guess the instructions or use the wrong set of tools, you could end up with damaged keys that could eventually cause widespread damage to the ignition or an outside lock.
Your final option, and the one that we highly recommend, is to contact us and request that we dispatch a mobile locksmith technician to your current location. Upon arrival, he or she will create a replacement set of keys for you. This costs a bit more than attempting the job yourself and not as much as going to a dealership. You have the added bonus of knowing that we guarantee our work.
Are there benefits to having a locksmith replace my keys?
Buying parts to create replacement keys from an unknown seller is always a risk. You have no guarantee as to the authenticity or quality of the parts. When you work with us, you know that we back both our products and workmanship. Saving money by not having to go to a dealership is another big advantage.
Will I need to provide you with my original key to get a replacement?
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.
What if my original key is too damaged or I lost 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.
We’ll replace your car key after we extract
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.
We hope you can see why it's in your best interest to contact our company to have key extraction performed by a professional and qualified auto locksmith technician rather than attempt it on your own. Everyone in our company has in-depth knowledge about the newest types of technology and keys used in both new and older model cars. We also guarantee your complete satisfaction with our services. Although we don't expect it to happen, we promise to replace your lock or key at no charge if one of our technicians causes any type of damage to your vehicle.
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
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.
The most common reason that a car key breaks is that a person tried to use it on a lock that it isn't fit to open. It's easy to make this mistake, especially when you have several keys on a keychain and many of them look alike. Before you realize that you have the wrong key, you could spend several minutes trying to force it to open the door or start the ignition. You might think that the lock is jammed and that you just need to apply a bit more pressure to get it to open or turn.
No matter how your car key breaks, we're available to provide you with immediate assistance. When you call our dispatch center, we guarantee that a locksmith technician will arrive in 30 minutes or less. We come to your exact location to assess the situation and fix it on the spot. Our experienced locksmiths have the skills to replace transponder, remote, or standard car keys from any model or make of vehicle currently available within the United States.
What to do about a warped or bent car key
A car key is warped when it has visible damage due to a crack or bend. We encourage you to contact us for car key replacement as soon as you notice this. As one of the most highly-rated locksmith companies in the State., we will create a replacement key for you within a matter of minutes. This is something our competitors can't claim. You can avoid the frustration of a broken key by replacing a warped key as soon as possible.
What to do about a lost or stolen car key
If someone has stolen your car keys or you have misplaced them, it's important to arrange for a replacement as soon as possible. This is true even if you have an extra set of keys at home or another location since you might not be able to locate them in a timely manner. In this situation, you need a mobile locksmith company that will come directly to your location to cut a new set of keys while you wait. We serve you and guarantee that we will arrive no later than 30 minutes after your request for service. Our company can also program replacement transponder and key fobs or change the locks of your car upon request.
We create replacement keys for damaged vehicle locks
Certain situations, such as a minor collision with another car or someone attempting to break into your car, can make it seem like your car drives differently. In reality, the changed behavior of your vehicle could happen because of damage to its locks. It's even possible that a faulty lock caused your keys to break. In any case, we encourage you to call us right away and ask us to cut a new key for you.
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.