Billings CAR KEY AND FOB REPLACEMENT SERVICES
Frequently Asked Questions
What are key fobs?
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.
Do your locksmiths know how to replace a key fob?
Our locksmiths have many years of experience handling each step required to replace a fob. The first thing they do is locate a new key fob that meets your car's specifications. Next, they program the key fob and test it to make sure it works as expected. Being without your key fob can be inconvenient and unsafe. Feel free to contact us as soon as you realize that you have lost your fob or that it needs repair. It's better than going to a dealership because we offer the same expert services, have extensive knowledge about vehicle security, and charge much less. We want you to feel safe in addition to fully satisfied with the work we perform.
Can your company program my key fob?
We are experts with this skill as well. Every one of our locksmith technicians has several years of combined education and experience to program both manual and electric fobs. We can also deprogram your current set of keys to make sure that it doesn't interfere with how your new set interacts with your car's computer. When it comes to vehicle safety, it's not worth it to cut corners just to save a few dollars. You don't want to leave your car vulnerable for anyone to get into to steal your valuables inside or even the car itself. Remember that our company is just a phone call awayhere and that we respond to service calls at all hours.
Is replacing a fob difficult?
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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Should I try to program a fob myself?
It may be possible for you to do this in certain situations. You would need to find a blank remote in addition to the programming instructions for the fob. Keep in mind it won't work right unless it's blank and no one attempted to program it previously.
Some people start this job only to end up frustrated because the tools they need aren't available to the public. You can save yourself this type of aggravation by contacting our company at the start of the project. Another potential drawback to programming your own fob is that some methods of self-instruction require you to have extra keys available for your car already.
Can you recommend the best key fob replacement options?
You have three options when it comes to replacing a key fob. However, working with a professional locksmith organization is always the most attractive one. A second option you have, although we don't consider it to be a good option, is to take your key fob directly to the dealership. They will typically have the key fob available to sell to you and can do the programming for you as well. Unfortunately, some dealerships take advantage of your obvious need and charge you a very high fee. The third option is to complete the fob programming on your own.
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 does this process take?
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.
Your time will be on the longer end if we need to deprogram or cut a key. However, our technicians respect your time and will always work as quickly as possible while still providing excellent service. We would much rather have our locksmith take a little extra time than do an incomplete or unsafe job.
Should I plan to have my vehicle nearby at the same time you program the fob?
Yes, it's necessary for your car to be right there when we complete a replacement of your key fob. Additionally, your car and the replacement key fob we just completed need to be in the same area to ensure that the new programming works. We are happy to drive to your location if you can't get your car to move safely. When we say that we're available 24 hours a day and 365 days a year, we truly mean it.
Replacing the fob of your car can be time-consuming when you assume that you need to figure out how to do it yourself because it's hard to trust others with your car. As our customer, you don't have to worry about our workers damaging your vehicle with scratches or dents when completing a job. We are so certain of the quality of our work that we guarantee your complete satisfaction. You will soon see that it was a good decision to allow us to complete the work on your key fob and not experience the frustration of trying to do it yourself.
The locksmiths who perform replacement of car keys enjoy the challenge of the job and the satisfaction of helping people who are in a stressful situation. No vehicle will open or start if the keys don't work correctly. That can make you feel highly anxious, but there's no need to worry with our team of professionals on the job. We provide you with urgent service at any time. You can depend on us to create the right key for your vehicle according to its specifications.
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Replacing a key isn't always easy. It affects your safety as well as the responsiveness of your car. For something this important, hiring a certified locksmith is your best choice. He or she will aid you in creating the new key and make sure that it works properly with your locks and ignition. We aim to exceed customer expectations on every service call, which means that it's not enough to fix your current problem. We will ensure that you don't have a similar issue in the future by instructing you on proper maintenance of your key fob.
To ensure that we create the appropriate key, our locksmiths always look for the design and model of your key. Typically, this is something only a professional locksmith worker will do. As the leading locksmith company here, we guarantee that our crew members will personally inspect each lock and then create a replacement according to the exact specifications of that lock. Before leaving a job site, we ask you to start your car with the new key fob to make sure that you can do so. We understand that you're anxious to get back to your normal life, and we consider it our personal responsibility to see to it that this happens as quickly as possible.
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