Smart keys, also called fobs, do not to look like your traditional keys. These keys start the car with only the push of a button. As technology progresses, the need to remotely secure our vehicles and control any number of function is getting more and more standardized. Within the last couple of decades, there has been an increase in the number of cars that rely on electronic keys. These typically rely on a set of buttons to command the vehicle from a remote position, and these buttons are placed on what is typically a plastic box attached. These are key fobs.
Smart keys now contain advanced technology designed to increase your level of security. They are typically built with “immobilizers,” which are devices that won’t allow the car to start unless the car’s computer detects that the key is the correct one. This prevents theft by making hotwiring impossible.
While these key fobs increase security and, typically, convenience, there are always problems that can be expected with any and all methods of technology. Smart keys for newer cars are not immune to breaking or malfunction. They can also be misplaced or stolen, or locked in the car. When this happens, we can help you.
Smart Key Replacement and Key Fob Programming
Replacing a smart key or a key fob is not always as easy as it is with another key. Each one is different, dependent upon the make and model of your vehicle. Our advanced Las Vegas locksmiths can take care of these problems for you. We are expertly trained to work with the latest technology to replace or program your smart keys or key fobs.
Calling a locksmith instead of the dealer is a more cost effective option. Our locksmiths will be able to quickly allow you to gain entrance to your vehicle or to repair any mechanical malfunctions that might take place with your smart key or key fob. Smart keys need to be in the presence of the car they are meant to open in order to be programmed, and if you take it to the dealer you will need to pay for it to be towed. Our locksmiths will come directly to you, providing a faster, more effective, and cheaper solution than the dealership could.
While you may be tempted to buy a new smart key online, we advise against that. There is no quality control, and it is difficult to know if what you will receive is actually compatible with your car. Some are of a low-quality, with many of them being made with refurbished chips that are good for only one programming. Because of the risks involved with online smart key sellers, we recommend sticking with us, your trusted locksmiths. We can make, replace or program your smart keys for virtually any newer car models.
Call us to ask about our automotive locksmith services today.