I Lost My Car Keys: How to Get Replacements
Losing your car keys is much more common than most people would think. With everyone leading such hectic and busy lives, having small children who love to play with your car keys, and rushing around from place to place it is actually quite easy to temporarily misplace or lose your car keys all together. If you are one of those people who find yourself thinking “I’ve lost my car keys, how will I get them replaced?” you are not alone. In fact, replacing car keys for cars that have been built in the last 15 years or so is a much more difficult process than it used to be just a generation ago. Here are some reasons why
It use to be that car key was simply a key cut into a specific pattern to fit the ignition switch of your car. When you turned the key the car started and off you would go. If you lost a key, you simply went to any place that had key making machines and got a new key made to fit your ignition. However, these simple keys made your car easy for people to steal, so in the 1990s car manufacturers started making car keys with fobs and transponders (computer chips that actually signals your ignition to turn on) to help protect your car from theft. While these new keys do help to prevent your car from being stolen, it also makes replacing a misplaced or lost key much more difficult. Today when you lose a key you not only need to have a new key cut, but also need to have fob with a transponder attached to the key. The transponder then needs to be programmed so that it works to signal your ignition to turn on.
Where to Get A Replacement
This means that there are basically only two places where you can get a replacement for your lost car keys. You either need to go a dealership that sells your type of car or you need go to locksmith that services automobiles. Do keep in mind that a locksmith is usually the cheaper of the two options, however not every locksmith provides car key replacement and reprogramming services.
Car Key Replacement at Locksmith Queens Inc.
If you live in Queens, you are in luck as Locksmith Queens Inc. provides automotive locksmith services that includes making and reprogramming car keys that have been lost or stolen. This company has several experienced and licensed locksmiths that can take care of car key replacement needs. So why not give them a call at 212-203-6021 and have them make that car key replacement for you?