Car Key Replacement Alternative
It is often thought that the only place to have a replacement car key made is at the Auto Dealer. Dealers would like you to think that as making a car key can cost a small fortune. The cost to make a new car key in Massachusetts typically ranges from $165- $750 dollars.
The fancier your car is the more likely that your auto key will have a relative price tag. The good news is that you can go to an Auto Locksmith and have the same type of car key made and programmed at a significantly reduced price
Can All Locksmiths make Car Keys?
The short answer is NO. Not all Locksmiths can make car keys, in fact most of them can’t. A Locksmith who makes car keys must have made a large investment in equipment as well as continuous software programming updates.
What is The Process?
Before calling your local locksmith, make sure that you know what type of car key you have. There are many types such as transponder keys, remote head keys, vats key, and many more. Our website, has a complete list of key styles.
Once you know what type of key that you want, call your local Locksmith to see if they specialize in making Auto Keys. If the answer is yes, you then need to find out if they have the updated software to program your key. They should be able to order a key blank for you and get the key cut and programmed for you in a few days.
What to watch out for
- When you call the auto dealer make sure that you ask if the price given is for cutting and programming.
- Ask your Locksmith how they are going to order your key blank. There are many ways to buy keys on the Internet of which many are a big mistake. Believe me, we have tested all of these refurbished products to test the quality and they typically break. In this case, you get what you pay for.
- Make sure that you test all the doors and the ignition with the key. Sometimes slight adjustments need to be made.
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