Lost Car Keys? Here’s What To Do
You never want to lose your car keys but it happens. Depending on the type of key you have and the car models, losing your car keys can be a stressful and aggravating experience.
Gone are the days of the traditional car key, where you could inexpensively have multiple spare keys made and stored. Here are some practical tips to help you minimize your headache if you lose your car keys.
We all know logically that we should make a plan for when we lose our car keys, but let’s face it; most of us won’t. If you’re reading this, then you’re either a great planner or you’re saying “I lost my car keys”.
What To Do If Your Car Keys are Lost
If you’ve searched everywhere to no avail, then you should call a locksmith. A good auto locksmith will get your keys cut and reprogrammed. This means reprogramming the locking system and reconfiguring the door locks and ignition if necessary. No need to worry about getting towed to the dealership or repair shop.
In order for the locksmith to easily and efficiently get you on your way and get you your replacement key on the spot, you will have to give the locksmith your vehicle make and model, the vehicle identification number and registration number, and where you’re currently located.
You don’t need to have the key code, so not to worry. A qualified locksmith will always need to confirm you’re the owner before getting to work.
Can I Get A Replacement Key For Any Car?
A good locksmith should be qualified to replace your lost car keys for any vehicle make and model. This includes vehicles such as motorcycles and RV’s. If you have a newer car, you most likely have a transponder key or smart key, sometimes also called a key fob.
You don’t need to have the original key in order to have one made, which means that if you lose your car keys, the situation is definitely fixable with the right locksmith.
Locksmith vs Dealership
When you call your car dealership to replace a transponder key, they’re likely to outsource it to a locksmith, so if you want to skip a step to save yourself time and money, you’re best to call a locksmith directly.
Why Call Us?
At 1st Pick Locksmith, our full emergency auto locksmith service will get to you quickly and our technicians will get you back on your way with as little interruption as possible.
We have been the trusted locksmith service provider for the greater Temecula, Murrieta, Winchester, Wildomar, Lake Elsinore, Menefee, Perris, Corona, Hemet, Moreno Valley, Canyon Lake, Nuevo, Fallbrook areas.
If you’ve got lost car keys, contact us as we’ll get you on your way.