You’ve searched everywhere, but you can’t find your car key. Or maybe it is broken and no longer working. Now what? Fortunately, an experienced locksmith can make you a car key without the original. Keep reading to learn more about your options and how the car key replacement process works.
Options for Replacing Your Lost or Damaged Car Key
When you need to use your car, and you have lost or damaged the car key, it’s a highly frustrating situation. Here are the two primary solutions available to you:
#1: Go to the Dealership
First of all, the dealership where you purchased your car should be able to provide you with a replacement key. One problem: it can cost a pretty penny. Dealerships tend to charge premium rates for this service, and they typically outsource the job to a local locksmith.
#2: Go to a Local Locksmith
Going directly to your local locksmith can help you cut out the middleman and minimize the cost of your replacement key. In many cases, you will spend less and get the key sooner than if you go through the dealership.
How a Locksmith with Replace Your Car Key
Even if you do not have the original key, a locksmith can help. They’ll need the following information to replace your key:
- Car make and model
- Car year
- The VIN or vehicle identification number—you can find this number on your insurance card, your car’s dashboard, or the driver’s side door.
With this information, the locksmith will be able to determine what key type your car locks and ignition require. They will also need to ensure you are the car’s rightful owner, so be prepared to share information to prove ownership before scheduling the service.
How to Choose the Right Locksmith for Your Car Key Replacement
To get optimal results for your car key replacement, seek out a locksmith who specializes in automotive services. They have the tools and experience to make and program your key to give you smooth results and a key that will work right the first time.
At Georgia Lock and Door, we have expert automotive key cutting and programming services to meet the key replacement needs of customers throughout North Georgia. Most importantly, our team of experienced locksmiths works quickly and efficiently. And, your 100% satisfaction is always our goal.
When you can’t find the original car key, don’t panic! Just call on us and we’ll be there to:
- Cut any type of key, including transponders and key fobs.
- Replace a key for any vehicle make, model, or year.
- Program your new key so it works right away.
So, if you need to get a car key made without an original, contact Georgia Lock and Door for 24/7 service. We’ll be there when you need us!