Common Questions About Replacement Car Keys
Nov 15, 2021

Common Questions About Replacement Car Keys

If you’re reading this post, you’re probably looking for helpful information regarding replacement car keys. At Top Atlanta Locksmith, we’ve put together a set of frequently asked questions about replacement car keys.

  • I Can’t Find My Car Keys. What Should I Do?

Try looking for the keys in the common places where you place them. Be sure to check in your pockets, kitchen counters, in your gym bag, and coat and trouser pockets. If you still can’t find them, get in touch with a reliable local locksmith to make a new car key for you.

  • I Don’t Have My Original Car Key; Can You Still Make a Replacement Car Key?

A locksmith can make a replacement car key even if you don’t have the original key.

  • I’ve Broken My Car Key in My Ignition! How Can It Be Fixed?

Do not try to pull the key forcefully out of the ignition, as you can damage the ignition chamber. Call an experienced locksmith to help you extract the key and replace it.

  • What Is a Transponder Chip Key?

This key contains an in-built electronic chip that utilizes radio frequency identification to transmit a low-level signal from the key to a remote receiver.

  • How Long Does It Take to Get a Replacement Key?

Getting a car key replacement should take anywhere from 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the type of key and the experience of the locksmith.

  • What’s the Difference Between FOBs and Transponder Chip Key?

A key fob is a small handheld device that provides one-factor authentication to facilitate access to a car; while a transponder chip key is built with a microchip in the head of the key, which transmits a signal to a remote receiver.

  • Can I Program My Own Car Key?

Programming a car key requires the right set of tools, skills, and experience. If you're not an experienced auto locksmith, it's a good idea to hire an experienced local locksmith to help you out.

  • I Have a Transponder Key; Do I Have to Go the Dealership to Program That?

You do not necessarily need to go to the dealership to program a transponder key. A reliable local locksmith can program virtually any type of car key at a more affordable price compared to the dealership. 

  • How Much Does It Cost to Replace a Car Key?

The cost of replacing a car key varies based on the type of key and the locksmith you hire for car key replacement. Replacement car keys for higher-end cars cost more.

  • Are Lost Car Keys Covered by Insurance Companies?

Most insurance companies offer car key replacement as part of their comprehensive coverage. It’s worth asking your insurance company if they offer coverage for car key replacement.

If you have a question about replacement car keys that’s not answered on this list, call us at Top Atlanta Locksmith. Our experienced locksmiths will be happy to provide you with answers to any questions you may have.

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