If you only have one car key, you might be thinking about getting a car key copy before you misplace or lose the only key that will start your car. Or perhaps you have all ready misplaced that all important car key and now3 need a car key copy in hurry. In either case, the amount you pay for car key copy will depend on what you intend to use the key for, and the type of car you have.
Spare Key Simply for Unlocking Your Car Door or Trunk
If you simply want an extra key so that you can unlock your car doors should lock your own car key inside then getting a copy made won’t be expensive at all. In fact, you can often get a copy of your car key itself for around 3 dollars. However, you do need to remember that while a copy of your car key will unlock your car doors and trunk, it won’t start your car, unless you have a car made before the or during the very early 1990s.
If you want a copy of your car key that will actually start your car, and if your car was made anytime after the mid 1990s, and has a key fob (the plastic part attached to the head of the key) then you are going to pay a lot more for that car key copy as these keys are much more than simple key like you use to unlock your front door.
Transponders and Programming
Since the mid 1990s car manufacturers have been putting transponder chips in the key fobs to help protect your car from being stolen. A transponder is a special computer chip that is designed to send a message to your car’s ignition telling your car that this key is the right key for your car. Without the transponder sending this message to your car’s ignition your car simply will remain locked down and unable to start. When you get your car key copied to be able to be used in the ignition, you not only pay for copying the car key, you also end up paying for the transponder and then having the transponder programmed so that sends the right message to your ignition telling your car to start. Depending on the make and model of your car copying your car’s ignition key can be extremely expensive. In most cases, a locksmith who does car key and lock repairs will cost you less than going to a dealership and getting the key made, but this all depends on the dealership and the locksmith you are dealing with.
Getting a Car Key Copy In Queens, New York
If you are looking to get a car key copied in Queens then one of the best places to go is Locksmith Queens Inc. This company works hard to give their customers the very best service at the best possible rates. Their licensed locksmiths are skilled at making copies of your car keys and will be more than happy to make a copy for you. Just give them a call at 212- 203-6021 and ask for a free estimate on getting your car key copied.
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