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Where to Replace My Car Fob?

If you think that a car key replacement is served by hardware stores, then you might be talking about the old century. Because today, when you lose a key or need an extra, you will have to go to a car dealer or automotive locksmith. They both repair and replace car fobs that transmit radio signals to unlock car doors and can start the engine.

Only car dealers and licensed locksmiths have the equipment and know-how to program a new fob to work with a particular automobile. Some fobs come with a separate metal key or one that stores inside the fob. Those keys will need to be cut and they usually come with embedded chips that must be programmed to work with a particular vehicle.

Now let’s compare the quality of service of hiring a car dealer or auto locksmith for car fob replacement.

Car dealership

A car dealer is one of the options to pick if you encounter a problem with your car key fob and need to repair or replace it. However, we recommend replacing it since it needs expensive programming equipment to repair, particularly if you go to a car dealership the price will absolutely fly up. 

Dealerships are known to be expensive in almost all of their products and services. They focus on advertising and dealing with their products and not on key solutions. They have an array of equipment but they do not offer same-day mobile service since they have multiple customers at their site. If you choose to get a service from dealerships, you need to travel to their location and wait for days until you receive their service. 

Auto locksmith

An auto locksmith can handle every step of replacing a key fob. They can get you a new one, program it, and perform any other fob-related job. Professional locksmiths have experience with every type of key, even electronic ones. They can reprogram them, remove existing keys from the car’s computer, etc. 

Besides, getting a locksmith’s help is another potential money- and time-saving option. They are mobile locksmiths, meaning they can come to your house or workplace, or wherever the car sits waiting for a new key.

So if you are looking for convenience, better prices, and less hassle, Gem City Locksmith is the best choice. Our company is trusted in dealing with all kinds of lock and key related problems.

location 5031 Well Fleet Dr Dayton, OH 45426