Car keys have a well-known tendency to walk off on their own when you most need them. And the more difficult they are to replace, the easier they are to lose — or at least it feels that way. There was a time not too many years ago when, if you needed a spare key for your car, you could zip down to the local hardware store, big-box store, or even the local gas station, and they could duplicate a key for you. Those days have faded into antiquity.
Although hardware stores can still duplicate older car keys, their car key duplication capabilities are limited. Today, most new cars require special key cutting equipment, and if you need a key generated by code, you have two choices: The dealer where you bought the car and a car locksmith who has the proper key cutting equipment with the knowledge to expertly affect a car key replacement for today’s hi-tech cars.
It is the same issue if you have to replace lost car keys. Your choices are the car dealer or a qualified auto locksmith whose expertise goes beyond simple key duplication and allows them to replace lost car keys no matter what type of key your car needs.
Los Angeles Car Key Replacement Service
Here’s the thing about having the dealership replace your lost car keys. The dealer will tow your car in and charge you for the tow on top of the car key duplication fee. Even a short tow can mean an extra $150. Then, depending on how busy the dealer is, it could take several days to get your car key made. Taking everything into account, a car key replacement could end up costing you a lot of time and hundreds of dollars at the dealership.
In contrast, 101 Locksmith Los Angeles makes car key replacement in a snap. Most locksmiths are not equipped to handle on-the-spot car key duplication, but we have the special key-cutting equipment to make you a new key right away. Our trained and certified auto locksmiths will come out to your car anywhere in Los Angeles, unlock it, and hand you a new key so you can get back to your life. There’s no need to tow your car, wait around, or pay full dealership fees. If you need your car unlocked, we can do that, too.
These are the types of car keys we can duplicate or replace immediately:
- Domestic and foreign car keys
- Intelli-keys (push start)
- Motorcycle keys
- Trailer and truck keys
- Laser keys
- Transponder keys
- Vehicle Anti-Theft System keys
- High-security keys
- Remote keys
Experienced Techs Servicing Your Auto Needs
101 Locksmith’s highly trained technicians provide onsite emergency service or roadside assistance at any time of day or night throughout the Metro Los Angeles area. Regardless of your car’s make or model, our locksmith team is highly experienced and can provide you with service onsite. No one knows the inside of your car like the dealership, but no one knows locks and keys like a locksmith.