Indianapolis CAR KEY REPLACEMENT
Everyday wear and tear can cause the teeth of your car keys not to match the lock mechanism and then fail to open or start your car. If the key isn't quite as worn yet, it will usually still work but it may take several tries. When this happens, it's a good sign that you should contact a professional locksmith and have them create you a new set of keys. The danger in not doing so is that the keys will continue to wear down and you will eventually find yourself locked out of your vehicle or unable to start it. Losing access to your own vehicle is a hassle. Fortunately, you can prevent it by taking a proactive approach to key management.
Frequently Asked Questions
How should I go about replacing the keys for my car?
We always tell customers that they have one of three choices. You can take your set of keys to a car dealership and ask them to create a duplicate set for you. However, you should know that this is also you most expensive option. Car dealerships tend to charge the most for any type of service, including repairing or replacing a set of keys.
Your second and least expensive option is to try to replace your own car keys. It's important that you know exactly what you're doing and that you buy or rent the proper tools to do so. If you try to guess the instructions or use the wrong set of tools, you could end up with damaged keys that could eventually cause widespread damage to the ignition or an outside lock.
Your final option is to contact us to request that one of our experienced locksmiths replace your car keys for you. This will cost more than doing it yourself but less than taking your keys to a dealership. Most importantly, working with a skilled auto locksmith ensures that you receive a new set of keys that fits into your door lock or ignition without breaking or refusing to turn.
Are there benefits to having a locksmith replace my keys?
Absolutely. When you call us, we send a trustworthy locksmith to your location who will finish the job promptly. We are also happy to offer an unconditional satisfaction guarantee. If you buy equipment from a third-party seller, there's no guarantee that it's not defective and that the person isn't just out to make a quick buck. It's also a big advantage to paying too much for this service at an auto dealership.
Will I need to provide you with my original key to get a replacement?
No, it isn't necessary for you to have your original key for us to create a new one although it speeds up the process. It's easy enough for us to duplicate your key without needing to look at the original key to find a code. If you can provide your original key, it proves ownership of your car if you currently use a fob without metal blades.
Can you still cut me a new key if the original is very damaged or I no longer have it?
There's no need to worry that you won't be able to get a new key if you can't produce the original in good shape. Advanced technology makes it possible to create a new key for your car without physically holding the old key. A locksmith from We will first verify that you're the rightful owner of your car. The next step is to find the vehicle identification number on the car window or documentation and use that to make a new key for you.
We’ll replace your car key after we extract
We encourage you to resist the temptation to extract any part of a broken key from your car's ignition cylinder or from an outside door. When you don't have the right equipment and expertise, it's easy to damage your key or lock even more. Unfortunately, other locksmiths can cause the same kind of damage. If that happens to you, contact us to repair the damage. On the rare chance that we also cause damage, we will fix it for free in addition to extracting your car key.
Having a professional locksmith extract a stuck or broken key is always your best bet rather than trying to do it yourself. The locksmiths at our company take several hours of continuing education each year to ensure that they're up-to-date on the latest key technology for newer cars. We have a thorough understanding of keys for older cars as well. No matter your situation or make or model of car, we guarantee your complete satisfaction with our services.
We will even repair your key or lock when someone else damaged it. We realize that not every locksmith company will offer to repair their own damage at no cost to the customer as we do. Although you're within your rights to expect it, sometimes it's a frustrating waste of time to argue with someone to do the right thing. Our company can fix the error while saving you time and money in the process.
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Broken key repair
Although a key sometimes gives clues that it's about to break, this isn't always the case. Whether sudden or expected, you can contact us 24 hours a day to request immediate repair of your broken keys.
The most common reason that a car key breaks is that a person tried to use it on a lock that it isn't fit to open. It's easy to make this mistake, especially when you have several keys on a keychain and many of them look alike. Before you realize that you have the wrong key, you could spend several minutes trying to force it to open the door or start the ignition. You might think that the lock is jammed and that you just need to apply a bit more pressure to get it to open or turn.
There's never a convenient time to experience a broken ignition or door lock key. We understand it can be frustrating as well as frightening. We are happy to provide service or wherever you happen to find yourself. When you place a call to our company, a certified locksmith technician will arrive at your vehicle location in under 30 minutes. Our technician will review the key damage and fix it on the spot. Our crew can accomplish this because they always carry the proper equipment and don't have to waste time retrieving it. We repair keys that use a transponder or remote as well as traditional manual keys for any type of car, truck, van, or other type of vehicle.
What should I do when my key gets bent or warped?
We consider a key warped when you look at it and notice damage on its bends or cracks. If this happens, please contact us right away for immediate assistance. Our company has been located in this State for many years. In that time, people have come to trust us as locksmith professionals they can trust with any need and at any time. Although we understand it's frustrating to deal with a warped key, you can potentially prevent a lockout or your car not starting by having us repair it as soon as possible.
We can help with lost or stolen keys
If someone has stolen your car keys or you have misplaced them, it's important to arrange for a replacement as soon as possible. This is true even if you have an extra set of keys at home or another location since you might not be able to locate them in a timely manner. In this situation, you need a mobile locksmith company that will come directly to your location to cut a new set of keys while you wait. We serve you and guarantee that we will arrive no later than 30 minutes after your request for service. Our company can also program replacement transponder and key fobs or change the locks of your car upon request.
We create replacement keys for damaged vehicle locks
Certain situations, such as a minor collision with another car or someone attempting to break into your car, can make it seem like your car drives differently. In reality, the changed behavior of your vehicle could happen because of damage to its locks. It's even possible that a faulty lock caused your keys to break. In any case, we encourage you to call us right away and ask us to cut a new key for you.
It's never enough for us to simply meet your expectations. We want to exceed them instead to maintain our reputation as an outstanding locksmith company. We provide a toll-free number for you to contact us from any location in the country. We are part of a large network of automotive locksmiths that go straight to the customer. This is how we can guarantee our arrival within 30 minutes. When you need a key replaced and every other place in town is closed, it's nice to know that you can depend on us to help get you driving again.