Frequently Asked Questions

What are key fobs?

A fob for keys is a hand-held device that controls many of the electronic functions of your car.

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

Some fobs are advanced to the point where you can just push a button to start the car without ever actually touching it.

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

You simply push a button when you want your fob to perform a function.

You just push a button on your fob that corresponds with its unique function.

We're happy to let you know that We are available 24 hours a day if you find yourself in that situation.

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.

Once a locksmith arrives at your location, he or she will learn about the specifications for your car in order to match it to a new key fob.

Our locksmiths have many years of experience handling each step required to replace a fob.

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.

Our technicians have extensive knowledge about car security and will provide you with better service than you would receive at a dealership for a lower cost.

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.

Will you be able to program my fob?

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

You don't want to leave your car vulnerable for anyone to get into to steal your valuables inside or even the car itself.

After programming your new fob, they can also deprogram the key set you have now to ensure that your car's computer works with the right information.

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.

In most cases, we can find a new fob for you right away.

It's easier to do when you only need an unbranded and general fob, but we have no problem replacing a factory-made fob as well.

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.

Would anything bad happen if I program my own fob?

We can replace keys made direct from the factory as well.

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

You will also need the instructions for programming the fob.

It may be possible for you to do this in certain situations.

Another thing you should know is that you might not be able to locate all of the tools you need to complete this job.

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.

Your options include working with us, bringing your key fob to a dealer, or completing the work yourself.

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

If you take your fob to a dealership, don't be surprised when the cost is significantly higher than what we would charge you.

Your final option is to obtain a blank replacement fob and attempt to program it yourself.

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.

In a situation like this, it's best to go with spending the least over the life of the car and gaining the greatest return on investment.

This option usually costs less upfront but could cost you more over time.

How long will it take to replace my fob?

When you consider our transparent and competitive pricing model, we hope you will agree that working with a professional is your best bet.

However, this isn't an absolute.

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.

In the event that our locksmiths don't need to access your car's diagnostic portal, the total time for replacement is typically less.

Situations that can drive the time estimate up are when we need to cut or deprogram a key.

Due to the extensive experience our locksmiths bring to their jobs, this normally goes quickly as well.

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.

If your car won't start or you don't feel comfortable driving it, remember that you can contact our dispatch center.

Regardless of your location here or in the nearby communities, we're available to help you any time that you need us.

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

We know that it isn't always easy to trust someone else to work on your car.

As our customer, you don't have to worry about our workers damaging your vehicle with scratches or dents when completing a job.

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

Not only are we highly skilled and use the most state-of-the art equipment, but we believe in treating your property the same way we would treat our own.

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.

This can create anxiety, especially if it leaves you stuck in an unfamiliar area.

We promise to have someone on their way to your location within minutes 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

There's never a bad time to call us or to trust us with your car.

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

  • VAT system keys
  • Car key extraction
  • Remote keys
  • Car keys
  • High security 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.

Our company requires service employees to inspect each lock personally and use the specifications of the lock to create its replacement.

We do all of this promptly as you wait. Our locksmith technicians understand its no fun being stranded and we will get you back on the road as quickly as possible.

Do you need emergency key fob repair or replacement? Would you like a free quote with no follow-up obligation? If so, be sure to call our company as soon as you can.