What to Do If You Have Lost Your Car Keys
Losing your car keys may sound like the end of the world, but it doesn’t have to be as bad as you think. If you are worried that you might have lost your car keys, don’t panic! It is possible to replace your keys, although the cost to do this will depend on the type and age of the vehicle that you own, and how the keys work.
The average cost to replace car keys is $70, but you could expect to pay as much as $3,000 if you have an imported car that uses special electronic keys. Some newer cars have a key system that is integral to the car’s security system, and in this case you will need the entire system re-coded. Lost your car keys?
Replacing Traditional Keys
Life will be much easier for you if you have a traditional key. In most cases, when you buy a car you will be given two master keys. Keep one of these in a safe place, so that if you lose one you still have access to a spare. If you lose the other copy, you can simply take the spare key to one of our branches and have them make a new key for you. Make sure that your keyring does not have any personally identifying information on it, so if you do lose your keys you don’t have to worry about the person who finds them being able to easily match your keys to your vehicle.
It takes just a few seconds for us to make a copy of your car keys. If you do not have a spare set of car keys at the moment, get a copy of your master key made and keep it at home. Spending a few dollars on this now will save you a lot of money and hassle in the long term should anything go wrong.
Accessing Your Vehicle
If you are locked out of your vehicle, an experienced locksmith like Cellbi (Gold Coast) can help you to get back in to it, and can also change the locks and provide you with new keys. You can use an emergency callout service to get access to your vehicle at any time of the day or night, or arrange for us to sort out the issue at your leisure. Before you call us out to help you with your car problem, don’t forget that most motoring organizations offer roadside assistance that can get you home, so you can worry about your missing keys later, after a good night’s rest.