Memphis CAR KEY AND FOB REPLACEMENT SERVICES
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a fob for keys?
A fob is a device that interacts with your car's electronics. It can complete several different functions, including opening and locking the doors and starting the car. Some fobs are equipped to open a car's doors and start the vehicle without the driver ever even touching it. A fob can be a separate device, or it could be part of a mechanical key set. Typically, manufacturers of fobs use hard plastic and they include buttons you can press to get them to perform specific functions. As you can imagine, losing your fob can be an ordeal. The good news is that We are available 24 hours a day to help restore or replace yours.
Can you replace the fob for my car?
This is one of the basic service we offer, which means we will have no problem completing it for you. Once a locksmith arrives at your location, he or she will learn about the specifications for your car in order to match it to a new key fob. The next step is to program the fob and test it to ensure it works correctly. We understand that no one wants to be without the key fob for their car. We encourage you to contact us for immediate service as soon as you know that the fob needs replacement. Our technicians have extensive knowledge about car security and will provide you with better service than you would receive at a dealership for a lower cost.
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?
Since every make and model of car is so different, we can't answer this question with complete certainty. However, it may be possible in some situations. It requires you to obtain a blank remote as well as the correct instructions for programming the key fob. The reprogramming won't work if someone programmed the remote previously and it is no longer blank.
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.
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.
Should I plan to have my vehicle nearby at the same time you program the 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.
It takes time to replace a car key fob. It can also be an annoyance when you feel you need to do it yourself because you don't trust anyone else to do it. We will quickly earn your trust when you see how accurately and promptly we can fix your problem. Our company also guarantees the workmanship of every technician. Besides fixing your key fob, this means that you don't have to worry about someone scratching or denting your car when working on it. We wouldn't like someone doing this to our cars and we certainly won't do it to yours.
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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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.
When creating your new key, we always look for the design and model using your old key if it's available or we look up the information. It's a good feeling to know that your locksmith will personally inspect each lock and only use its exact specifications when creating a replacement for it. All of this takes place in a matter of minutes while you wait.
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