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How the Car Key Replacement Process works with QLP

Losing your keys is a stressful and hopeless situation. On the other hand, having your keys not work can lead to confusion and even more stress. At this time, you’re probably worrying about how long the car key replacement process takes. You have things to do and errands to run.  Fortunately, replacing your cars is easier than ever. Significant advancements in the locksmith industry have made key duplication an easy process, meaning that no matter what model vehicle you have getting a new set of keys occurs in no time at all. QLP Locksmith explains the process in 4 points below.

 

1. Contacting a Technician

The first step to car key replacement is contacting a technician. A pro will meet you at any time in any place. You will need to give them details about your car including the make, model, and year. Your locksmith will take down this info to duplicate the appropriate key.

 

2. Repairing versus Replacing with a New Set

Repairing a key versus replacing a key are two different concepts. If your original key is simply not opening your car door, there is a possibility that it needs a quick repair. This repair process usually entails cutting or reshaping. However, if that same key is not working no matter what gets done to it, then your locksmith professional can easily replace the key. The same idea applies to losing your key.

 
 
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3. Types of Keys

Car key replacement has a lot to do with the type of key your vehicle has. Older cars typically have standard keys that are easy and quick to make. New cars have more advanced features like computer chips or security alarms. There are also those keyless fobs and remote proximity keys to keep in mind.

Whoever you choose as your locksmith, should have the expertise to deal with these types of key situations. QLP Locksmith contains a large database for car key programming. This special access allows us to create any type of key replacement necessary for your types of vehicle.

 

4. Other factors to consider

Lost or stolen keys can make you a target for car theft. When these events happen, you’ll want to consider your car’s entire security system as well. Get your keyless fob reprogrammed to a new frequency or change the transporter receiver for your ignition. This step is not always necessary but recommended, and many times completed during the car key replacement process.

 

Car Key Repair Made Simple and Easy

No matter what has happened to your keys, you need to be able to get back on the road as quickly as possible. The good news is our skilled technicians can meet you anytime, anywhere and usually have you behind the wheel once again in less than an hour. Contact us to see how we can help you with all kinds of lock issues from home and apartment to offices and even commercial van lockout because we have the skills, tools, and experience necessary to solve any problem you might face.