3 Car Key And Fob Replacement Options To Consider

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One of the most annoying things that can happen with your vehicle is that you break or lose your key or key fob, mostly because replacing those items can often be inconvenient or expensive. Listed below are three car key replacement options to consider that can make the whole process easier and more convenient for you. 

Auto Locksmith

An auto locksmith can often be a great resource for replacing your lost car keys in many cases, usually because they can replace most types of car keys for a fraction of the cost that you would typically spend at a dealership to order a new key. All you will really have to do is provide your vehicle year and model so that the auto locksmith can get the proper components together. In some cases, the auto locksmith will also be able to replace a lost key fob as well, provided that the key fob was not extremely sophisticated, which can often be the case with higher-end luxury and sports cars.

Online 

Another option to consider when trying to replace a key fob is to look online to see if any used auto parts stores, auto locksmiths, auto wreckers, or people that have lost or gotten rid of their cars are selling compatible fobs. This is one of the easiest ways to get a discounted key fob, but you will want to make sure that the fob that you are buying is the from the exact same model and year as your vehicle. In many cases, you can then take that fob to an auto locksmith or dealership and have the fob reprogrammed to work with your vehicle. 

New Unlocking System

Finally, if you want to make it as difficult as possible to be locked out of your vehicle because you lost your keys, you can choose to install a new locking system in the vehicle entirely. For example, there are a number of available automation systems for your vehicle that will allow you to control the locks and start your vehicle remotely by using a smartphone app.

A nice added bonus to these systems is that they can often have other functions as well, such as allowing you to control the AC, heating, and windows from the app. While this system can often be quite expensive. it is a nice option to consider because it means that your would need to lose your keys and lose access to the smartphone app in order to be unable to access and start your vehicle, which is a bit more difficult than simply losing your keys.

Contact an auto locksmith today in order to discuss the many key and fob replacement options at your disposal. An auto locksmith can provide you with new keys and fobs, reprogram discounted fobs that you purchased online, or install a smartphone-controlled system that can allow you to access the locks and many other features from an app.

For car key replacement and key fob reprogramming, contact a business such as Johnny Locksmith.

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Protecting Your Tween While Home Alone

Letting your tween stay home alone for the first time may be an exciting experience for them, but it likely makes you a little worried. To give yourself some peace of mind and to help protect your tween while home alone, it’s a good idea to create a safety kit and store it in a safe place that can be accessed from outside of the house, like in a locked box in the garage, that can be used in case of emergencies. The kit should include first-aid items, emergency phone numbers, and even a prepaid cell phone. You should also have your locksmith change all of the locks for a fresh start and make two copies of the new keys for your tween – one to keep with them at all times, and one to hide outside in case the first is lost.