Frequently Asked Questions

What does a key fob do?

A fob for keys is a hand-held device that controls many of the electronic functions of your car.

Its major functions include starting your car and opening or locking its doors.

Some fobs are advanced to the point where you can just push a button to start the car without ever actually touching it.

You may see a fob as a stand-alone device or as one part of a mechanical set of keys.

You simply push a button when you want your fob to perform a function.

You just push a button on your fob that corresponds with its unique function.

We're happy to let you know that We are available 24 hours a day if you find yourself in that situation.

This makes losing one a real hassle.

This is one of the basic services we offer, which means we will have no problem completing it for you.

Once a locksmith arrives at your location, he or she will learn about the specifications for your car in order to match it to a new key fob.

The next step is to program the fob and test it to ensure it works correctly.

We understand that no one wants to be without the key fob for their car.

We encourage you to contact us for immediate service as soon as you know that the fob needs replacement.

Our technicians have extensive knowledge about car security and will provide you with better service than you would receive at a dealership for a lower cost.

Feel free to contact us as soon as you realize that you have lost your fob or that it needs repair.

It's better than going to a dealership because we offer the same expert services, have extensive knowledge about vehicle security, and charge much less.

Every one of our locksmith technicians has several years of combined education and experience to program both manual and electric fobs.

Will you be able to program my fob?

Each one of our locksmiths has undergone extensive training and carries the necessary tools to program any type of key fob.

This includes those that run entirely on electricity.

Remember that our company is just a phone call awayhere and that we respond to service calls at all hours.

Is replacing a fob difficult?

Too many variables are at play to answer a simple yes or no to this question.

We're available to help you whenever you find yourself in need of our services.

In most cases, we can find a new fob for you right away.

That depends on the complexity of your current key set as well as the model and make of your car.

We will complete this task as quickly as possible so you don't have to spend any more time than necessary dealing with a car lock issue.

Would anything bad happen if I program my own fob?

We can replace keys made direct from the factory as well.

We understand your time is valuable and will get the job done quickly without the need for rework.

Should I try to program a fob myself?

It may be possible for you to do this in certain situations.

You would need to find a blank remote in addition to the programming instructions for the fob.

That is because they are only available to mobile locksmiths.

Rather than go through this aggravation, just call us and have us do the work from the very beginning.

You can save yourself this type of aggravation by contacting our company at the start of the project.

We think the best of your three options is working with mobile locksmiths from our company.

This ensures that quality and speed of the work.

A second choice is to take your key fob to a car dealership and buy a new one.

We feel the first option is the best because it ensures the correctness of the work.

If you take your fob to a dealership, don't be surprised when the cost is significantly higher than what we would charge you.

It's unfortunate, but some dealerships see your desperate need to fix the problem as an opportunity to charge as much as possible.

If you choose to program your own fob, you will need to locate a blank replacement and follow the instructions that come with it in exact order.

The choice to self-program a fob isn't available with every type of vehicle.

It will cost you the least amount of money at the time of service, but it's very likely you will pay more later when the replacement breaks due to improper programming or another common error.

In a situation like this, it's best to go with spending the least over the life of the car and gaining the greatest return on investment.

This option usually costs less upfront but could cost you more over time.

For example, you may need to call a mobile locksmith in the future to undo any damage you created with the fob due to not having any experience programming them.

We typically quote a job time ranging from 10 to 20 minutes.

However, this isn't an absolute.

Most jobs take between 10 and 20 minutes to complete, but it could be more or less depending on the number and complexity of the steps we need to follow to program your fob.

In the event that our locksmiths don't need to access your car's diagnostic portal, the total time for replacement is typically less.

Your time will be on the longer end if we need to deprogram or cut a key.

Due to the extensive experience our locksmiths bring to their jobs, this normally goes quickly as well.

Rest assured, we will never hurry through a job at the expense of quality or safety.

Do you need my car to be there when you're working on programming my fob?


We need to create the key with your car nearby for testing.

This ensures that we can test the programming before sending you on your way.

If your car won't start or you don't feel comfortable driving it, remember that you can contact our dispatch center.

We will send a technician to you immediately, day or night.

If you're stranded because of your car lock problem, please locate a safe location to wait until we arrive.

We know that it isn't always easy to trust someone else to work on your car.

As our customer, you don't have to worry about our workers damaging your vehicle with scratches or dents when completing a job.

That will never happen to a customer.

Not only are we highly skilled and use the most state-of-the art equipment, but we believe in treating your property the same way we would treat our own.

We will fix your key fob problem in no time and leave you feeling relieved that you chose to work with our company.

Naturally, no car can start when the keys don't work as they should.

This can create anxiety, especially if it leaves you stuck in an unfamiliar area.

When you contact our dispatch center, we will send someone right away and get you back on the road in no time.

We always work with the specifications for your vehicle and key to make sure that we do the work exactly right.

Our company is pleased to offer the following types of key services:

  • Car key extraction
  • Car key extraction
  • Car keys
  • Car keys
  • High security keys
  • Programming Fob keys

Sometimes replacing a key to a vehicle isn't as simple as you would expect.

This isn't the time to take chances when a mobile locksmith is readily available at 24 hours a day.

We will dispatch a locksmith who will promptly assist you in making a new key.

He or she will also test the key in your ignition and locks before leaving the job site.

After creating your new key, our locksmith technician will insert it into your car locks or ignition to make sure everything works correctly.

We look for the model and design of your key to make sure that we create the new one correctly.

When creating your new key, we always look for the design and model using your old key if it's available or we look up the information.

Our company requires service employees to inspect each lock personally and use the specifications of the lock to create its replacement.

All of this takes place in a matter of minutes while you wait.

Do you need emergency key fob repair or replacement? Would you like a free quote with no follow-up obligation? If so, be sure to call our company as soon as you can.