Car Key Replacement Queens
If you live in Queens and lose or misplace your car keys you are going to want to get a car key replacement fast. Leaving your car on the street or even in parking lot during night time hours is simply not an option unless you want your car damaged or vandalized. Luckily for you Fresh Meadows Best Locksmith is a local locksmith located right in queens and can make you that replacement key quickly and easily. The Car Key Replacement Process
Until the 1990s, car key replacement use to be a pretty simple process, you could have anyone who had key cutting machine cut a key from a blank. But then in an effort to prevent the growing threat of car theft, manufacturers began making car key with a computer chip called transponder in the head of the key, that was programmed specifically for the car they were intended to be with. This transponder sends a signal to your car’s ignition telling the car to start. Without this transponder and without it being properly programmed the car simply won’t start. So today’s car key replacement is a somewhat complicated process. First you need to have the key correctly cut, then a transponder and the head of the key needs to be encased in plastic. Next, the transponder needs to be properly programmed to work in your car.
Programming the key is a matter of opening doors, turning on lights and other actions in a set order specific to the manufacturers instructions. Only when the key is programmed is the car key replacement complete.
Where to get the Key Replacement Made?
Since car key replacement is no longer a simple process you need to know where to go to get that car key replacement made. The two best choices you have is the car dealership or a licensed locksmith who has the equipment and knowledge to make and program replacement keys. Of these two choices in Queens Fresh Meadows Best Locksmith is the best choice for the following reasons:
1. The actual key itself before the transponder is added is often far more expensive at a car dealership than from a professional locksmith. Locksmiths may charge between $3.00 and $5.00 for the key itself while a dealership can charge twice or three times that price.
2. Our licensed locksmith service offers mobile services which means we can cut your key and program it right on the spot. Some dealerships either request you bring the car to them to have reprogrammed (which is impossible to do if you have lost the only working car key) or charge you incredibly high prices to go to where your car is to reprogram it for you.
The simple truth is that if you want a car key replacement made as conveniently and as reasonably priced as possible give us a call at (718) 233-1144 and we will be more than happy to replace that key for you.