2 Types of Key Replacements Done by Mobile Locksmiths

If you need a new key after losing one or if you’ve locked yourself out of your vehicle, you will need a mobile locksmith. Today, the process of replacing keys is a lot more different than it was several years ago. This is because the use of key fobs is becoming more and more popular. The truth is that, to make a replacement key, a professional locksmith will not require the original key anymore. In addition to that, your key can be duplicated without looking for the key code, whether it’s a key fob or a standard key. 


Replacing Key Fobs

Key fobs are a bit complicated to duplicate. This is because this type of key can’t be reprogrammed once they’re programmed to a vehicle. Thus, if you want to replace the key fob of your car, you need a completely new device. In addition to that, it might be required to disassemble several plastic paneling inside your vehicle in order to gain access to the diagnostic port of the car. However, this process only depends on the year, model, and make of your car. That’s why a lot of key fob replacements are a bit expensive.

To start the process of replacing a key fob, the locksmith will need your information. This includes VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) and proof of ownership. While every type of manufacturer and vehicle has various steps included in the process of replacing a key fob, there are 2 aspects that appear to be universal. First, it can take around 10 up to 15 minutes to program the new fob for your car. The second one is that the new key fob and the car should be within the same area as each other. Creating a replacement key for your key fob is a more difficult task than creating a replacement for your traditional key.


Replacing Traditional Keys

Just like replacing key fobs, a locksmith will need the VIN of your car and the proof of ownership in order to make a replacement for your traditional key. After getting those details, the locksmith will be able to acquire the key code from the car’s manufacturer. This will allow the locksmith to create the right cuts for your new key. Also, it’s likely not a bad idea to ask the locksmith to make another duplicate key while they are at it.

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2 Types of Key Replacements Done by Mobile Locksmiths
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