- 1 How do I get a spare key for my car?
- 2 Can I just buy a new key for my car?
- 3 How much does it cost to replace a remote car key?
- 4 Does AutoZone make car keys?
- 5 How much does it cost to get a car key made at Home Depot?
- 6 Can you get a car key made with VIN number?
- 7 Where can I make an extra key?
- 8 Can I program a car key myself?
- 9 Are lost car keys covered by insurance?
- 10 Can locksmiths program car keys?
- 11 Can I get a car key made at Walmart?
- 12 Why are key fobs so expensive?
How do I get a spare key for my car?
Traditional Car Key If you lose it: You could call a locksmith, who can come and make you a new key on the spot. In some cases—an unusual or older vehicle—a locksmith may not be able to help. You might need to buy a new ignition lock cylinder and key from the dealer or an independent repair shop.
Can I just buy a new key for my car?
You could get a replacement key at any hardware store or locksmith and, of course, the car dealership. Basic keys can be copied at any dealership, locksmith or hardware store. Laser-cut, or sidewinder keys, are harder to copy and are more expensive than a basic key.
How much does it cost to replace a remote car key?
How Much Does It Cost? The best way to replace a key fob is to buy a new one from a car dealer. Key fob replacement can cost between $150 and $600, depending on the car.
Does AutoZone make car keys?
Blank key prices range from $3 to $6, and AutoZone can cut and copy keys for your car. AutoZone also sells remote key fobs and transponder key fobs ranging in price from $15 to $90. You might still need to visit a dealership or locksmith to program your new car key fob.
How much does it cost to get a car key made at Home Depot?
Home Depot does have a limited selection of transponder chip keys that can be cloned at some Home Depot locations. Home depot transponder chip car keys range from $39 – $80. Keep in mind many car keys now have buttons on them for keyless entry access which home depot does not sell.
Can you get a car key made with VIN number?
Most vehicles in the United States from 1990 and up have key codes that are saved on file with the manufactures. As long as you can prove ownership of your vehicle a car key can be made with the Vehicle Identification Number aka VIN number. Once a key code is pulled from the VIN number a car key can be cut.
Where can I make an extra key?
Here are the most common home improvement stores where you can have keys made.
- Home Depot. Home Depot is one of the biggest home improvement stores in the country and offers key cutting at every location.
- Ace Hardware.
- True Value Hardware.
- Rite Aid.
Can I program a car key myself?
You can’t, for example, take a remote for your old car and program it to your new car even if they are the same make and model. With newer cars, most likely you will not be able to program a new key yourself. You will have to visit a dealer or locksmith.
Are lost car keys covered by insurance?
While lost car keys aren’t necessarily covered by car insurance, most policies will provide some coverage if your keys are stolen. Comprehensive insurance generally includes coverage for stolen keys, providing a benefit to help cover the cost of replacing or recoding the keys and locking mechanisms of your vehicle.
Can locksmiths program car keys?
Yes, a locksmith will program a new key for your vehicle if you don’t have the original one. You need to provide the following identifications to the locksmith: Vehicle Identification Number(VIN) Proof of Identification.
Can I get a car key made at Walmart?
Walmart does offer car key copying services for a limited range of car keys at the MinuteKey kiosks as of 2021. Walmart can only duplicate older metal car keys that have no electronic transponders or RFID chips in them. Prices for copying car keys at Walmart range from $2 – $6 depending on the key type.
Why are key fobs so expensive?
As we said, the physical car keys and remote fobs are miniature electronic devices. As such, there is circuitry inside the key, as well as a battery to power the key’s functions. Therefore, the actual replacement key can be quite expensive on its own.