Do you need to copy a car key? How about replace a car key? Gone are the days of car key replacement at your local hardware store. Nowadays, a trip to your auto dealership with a wait about 2 hours and fee of about $500 will solve your problem. Why hassle with all of this when your Local Locksmith in Fort Lauderdale: Free My Lock can save you time and money! Lets take an example car, one that has been around a while:
Mazda Miata: 2006
Cost To Replace Car Key @ Dealership is $450.
Free My Lock Cost To Replace Car Key in Fort Lauderdale at your location is ~$200-$250.
Price: 50% of the dealership price to replace.
Quality: This is a car key – if it works, it works, there is nothing magic. There is no quality advantage from a dealership or from Free My Lock.
Time: We come to you, when it is convenient for you. No waiting at a dealership.
Before I got into the locksmith business….I had two Mazda Car Keys, and lost them both. I went to the dealership and they quoted $450 to replace a car key. I thought I heard something wrong, so I asked the question again:
The dealership repeated $450. I asked why? They stated it was a special car key. Well I can tell you that we can replace your car key for 1/2 price the dealership price. That is our guarantee.
The Mazda Miata car key is not even the most sophisticated car key to replace. Any car that uses a proximity key that electronically unlocks the car when you touch the door handle and lets you start it by pressing a button on the dash is even more expensive to replace. Most ignition keys have a transponder that electronically communicates with the vehicle to prevent theft; the car won’t start if the key isn’t programmed to match it. The systems also include a separate or integrated fob with buttons for locking and unlocking the doors. These keys are pricey at dealerships: usually above $500.
Some other car keys that are less pricey such as a Honda Car Key, may have cheaper methods to replace. If you don’t need a car key right away, the cheapest way to replace a car key is to follow the following instructions:
1 – You research places to buy a replacement (2hrs)
2 – You buy a replacement over the Internet for $55-$65 (3 days)
3a – You call a locksmith to cut and program the key: about $100
3b – Depending on the make and model, you might even be able to do the programming yourself, saving more money. Instructions and videos can often be found online. Try searching for your car along with the words “key programming.” This should take you about a day to figure out. You will still need the car key cut & that will cost you about $60
4 – Total Price ~$160 Plus Locksmith Service Fee of $35 = $195 & 5 days wait or Save about $40 if you program yourself.
Call Free My Lock, a local Fort Lauderdale Locksmith and give us the details of your car key….we will quote you the cost car key of replacement over the phone & the price will be the same or less as a do it yourself job, you will receive the car key within hours of your phone call.
Depending on the make and model, you might even be able to do the programming yourself, saving more money. Instructions and videos can often be found online. Try searching for your car along with the words “key programming.”
Buttons on your fob stop working but the key still starts the car?
Steps to follow:
1 – Check Battery. Cost of key fob battery is about $10 at a drugstore
2 – If replacing the battery doesn’t help, you might need to replace the fob’s electronics. Don’t bother messing around with this. Find locksmiths in fort lauderdale like Free My Lock, that offer fast service and affordable prices.
If you lock your key in your car or trunk and have no way of getting to it, a dealer can often make an inexpensive key that will open the doors but not start the engine. That will allow you to retrieve the original key. You’ll probably need the vehicle identification number and proof that you own the car…..al a big hassle.
Call Free My Lock – our service is faster, and we can also make you a key on the spot.
About Free My Lock:
Free My Lock is a Fort Lauderdale Locksmith specializing in High Security Locks, On Call 24/7 for help with your Emergency Car Lockout or House Lockout. Offering a full range of locksmith services including lock change outs, re-keys, and fresh lock installations to name a few.
Our Locksmith Service Areas in Broward County include: Coconut Creek, Coral Springs, Dania, Dania Beach, Davie, Deerfield Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale Beach, Hillsboro Beach, Hollywood, Lauderdale Lakes, Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, Lauderhill, Lighthouse Point, Margate, Miramar, North Lauderdale, North Miami Beach, Oakland Park, Pembroke Park, Pembroke Pines, Plantation, Pompano Beach, Sunrise, Tamarac, Weston, Wilton Manors. Call Free My Lock for all your locksmithing needs and expect a trusted locksmith that is the best locksmith in Fort Lauderdale help you out.