Frequently Asked Questions

What are key fobs?

Key fobs control multiple electronic functions of your vehicle and you typically hold one in your hand.

For example, the fob can lock and open your doors as well as start your car.

With some fobs, you can even start your car without touching the steering wheel or ignition switch.

You may see a fob as a stand-alone device or as one part of a mechanical set of keys.

Fob manufacturers typically create them from hard plastic.

It's inconvenient and unsafe to lose a fob or have it break.

Drivers depend on their fobs a lot these days.

Will you be able to replace my key fob?

This is one of the basic services we offer, which means we will have no problem completing it for you.

Can you replace the fob for my car?

The next step is to program the fob and test it to ensure it works correctly.

We understand that no one wants to be without the key fob for their car.

We encourage you to contact us for immediate service as soon as you know that the fob needs replacement.

Being without your key fob can be inconvenient and unsafe.

Can you program my fob too?

We are experts with this skill as well.

Every one of our locksmith technicians has several years of combined education and experience to program both manual and electric fobs.

We can also deprogram your current set of keys to make sure that it doesn't interfere with how your new set interacts with your car's computer.

Each one of our locksmiths has undergone extensive training and carries the necessary tools to program any type of key fob.

This includes those that run entirely on electricity.

Remember that our company is just a phone call awayhere and that we respond to service calls at all hours.

You can't take chances when it comes to your personal security and the security of your vehicle.

Too many variables are at play to answer a simple yes or no to this question.

For starters, we need to know the make and model of your vehicle.

How hard is it to replace a key fob?

That depends on the complexity of your current key set as well as the model and make of your car.

We will complete this task as quickly as possible so you don't have to spend any more time than necessary dealing with a car lock issue.

This is especially true when you can use a general fob and don't need a specific brand.

Not necessarily, but keep in mind it won't be possible to do this with all types of vehicles.

The first thing you need to do is locate a blank remote.

You will also need the instructions for programming the fob.

Be certain that the fob you find is blank or your programming efforts will fail.

You would need to find a blank remote in addition to the programming instructions for the fob.

That is because they are only available to mobile locksmiths.

Some people start this job only to end up frustrated because the tools they need aren't available to the public.

Can you explain the different options I have for key fob replacement?

Another potential drawback to programming your own fob is that some methods of self-instruction require you to have extra keys available for your car already.

This ensures that quality and speed of the work.

A second choice is to take your key fob to a car dealership and buy a new one.

A dealership employee can program it for you, but it will likely cost you much more than either of your other options.

Although not all dealerships do this, some have the reputation of taking advantage of people who appear desperate for help by increasing the price as much as they can.

It's unfortunate, but some dealerships see your desperate need to fix the problem as an opportunity to charge as much as possible.

Most dealerships will sell you the fob you need as well as program it.

The choice to self-program a fob isn't available with every type of vehicle.

Before you can attempt self-programming, you need to locate a replacement fob and read the instructions accompanying it very carefully.

However, you should know that this won't be an option for every make and model of vehicle.

We are certain that our mobile locksmithing service offers you that.

For example, you may need to call a mobile locksmith in the future to undo any damage you created with the fob due to not having any experience programming them.

We typically quote a job time ranging from 10 to 20 minutes.

How long should I expect this to take?

Your fob replacement could take more or less time depending on whether it's a manual or electrical system as well as the number of required steps.

If your vehicle is designed in such a way that our locksmiths don't need to work with a diagnostic portal, the time for service will fall on the lower end of the spectrum.

Your time will be on the longer end if we need to deprogram or cut a key.

However, our technicians respect your time and will always work as quickly as possible while still providing excellent service.

Rest assured, we will never hurry through a job at the expense of quality or safety.

Should I plan to have my vehicle nearby at the same time you program the fob?


We need to create the key with your car nearby for testing.

This is the best way for us to make sure that the programming we just completed works as expected.

We do understand that your car may not be drivable, so we are happy to come to your location to complete programming of your fob.

We will send a technician to you immediately, day or night.

It doesn't matter if it's day, evening, night, on a weekend, or on a holiday.

Replacing the fob of your car can be time-consuming when you assume that you need to figure out how to do it yourself because it's hard to trust others with your car.

Many of our staff have experienced damage such as dents and scratches when leaving their vehicle for repair.

We are so certain of the quality of our work that we guarantee your complete satisfaction.

You will soon see that it was a good decision to allow us to complete the work on your key fob and not experience the frustration of trying to do it yourself.

Our locksmiths take pride in their job and feel a deep satisfaction from helping customers when they're in a bad situation.

Naturally, no car can start when the keys don't work as they should.

It's rewarding to turn anxiety into a smile and send people back to what they were doing before the key fob of their car required repair or replacement.

When you contact our dispatch center, we will send someone right away and get you back on the road in no time.

We always work with the specifications for your vehicle and key to make sure that we do the work exactly right.

Our company is pleased to offer the following types of key services:

  • VAT system keys
  • Remote keys
  • Remote keys
  • Car keys
  • Programming Fob keys
  • Programming Fob keys

Sometimes replacing a key to a vehicle isn't as simple as you would expect.

At the same time, you need the correct key fob for your car to work as expected and to ensure that you remain safe in or near your vehicle.

You don't have to risk anything when you call our company for immediate help with key fob repair or replacement.

He or she will also test the key in your ignition and locks before leaving the job site.

After creating your new key, our locksmith technician will insert it into your car locks or ignition to make sure everything works correctly.

We are also happy to provide you with key fob maintenance tips so you don't have to call for emergency service again any time soon.

When creating your new key, we always look for the design and model using your old key if it's available or we look up the information.

It's a good feeling to know that your locksmith will personally inspect each lock and only use its exact specifications when creating a replacement for it.

All of this takes place in a matter of minutes while you wait.

Please contact us at your convenience to request a quote or immediate service.