How to Get a Replacement Car Key Without The Original

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We all know the feeling of panic when your car key goes missing. Whether it’s lost or broken off in an ignition, many people are left without their means to get around and this can seem like a nightmare. 

If you’ve ever lost your car key, you know the hassle of trying to get a replacement. You may think that you need the original key in order to get a new one, but that’s not always the case. Luckily expert auto locksmiths make copies of keys without having originals so that drivers like yourself are never left helpless in their vehicles with no way out whatsoever.

What Kind of Replacement Key Do You Need?

If you find yourself in need of a new key for your car, there are many options available. You can get just the basic cut from any standard key block if that’s all your vehicle requires or opt to have an expert make one custom-made based on how complexly programmed cars today may be compared with older models.

Some newer cars have transponder keys that allow them to be programmed. These keyless ignition systems are a great safety feature as they will not turn on without the proper programming, even if you cut them. The third type of car key is the smart key. These keys act like a remote and aren’t like traditional ones at all, they resemble an attached fob that doesn’t require turning on the ignition to work.

Don’t Have the Original Key?

Whether you have the original key or not, there are other ways of getting back into your car. You may be able to return it at any dealership though they will likely charge you an expensive boarding fee if they have to tow your vehicle. The auto locksmith is an affordable option for those who need their car key cut and programmed.  In fact, they may be able to cut and program keys for about 50% less than what you would pay at your dealership.

You can always count on a local locksmith company for a replacement key, even if you don’t have the original. When contacting them you’ll just need to provide some information first before they start making your new keys for safety protocol.

Before the car locksmith starts working, they will need you to verify that it is indeed yours with this information: Make of the car, model of the car, year, car registration, title and vehicle identification number (VIN). They will need your car’s VIN number to identify what type of key you have. They’re easy-to-read numbers with letters that you can find on the dashboard on the driver’s side of the driver’s door.

Affordable and quick car key replacement services in New Orleans

Have your car key lost or damaged in an emergency situation. Master Locksmith are trained professionals who can help with nearly all types of cars, so you don’t have to worry about any damage being done in the process. Your car keys will be replaced quickly and efficiently without compromising customer service, which means that, if necessary, they’ll come by immediately any time of the day.

We are the most affordable locksmith service in New Orleans, so no matter what type of budget you have we can help. Our skilled technicians not only provide quick services but also offer professional workmanship for a wide range of vehicles. Our auto locksmith services include car key replacement, car unlocks, car lock replacement, car key fob programming, laser cut keys, keyless remotes and more. Master Locksmith is here to ensure that our customers get exactly what they need.

Master Locksmith

New Orleans, 70163