As a mother of three, I know all too well the frustration of losing my car keys. In fact, I have lost them so many times that I have developed a routine for dealing with the inevitable: panic, search, repeat. But what happens when you can’t find your keys, no matter how hard you look? What if they’re lost for good? This is where a lost car key replacement service comes in, and let me tell you, it can be a lifesaver.
Get Some Perspective
First things first, don’t beat yourself up for losing your keys. It happens to the best of us, especially those of us who struggle with organization. Heavens knows I try to put things back in the same place so I can find them but life seems to get in the way as soon as I walk in the door. Once you’ve misplaced your keys there’s not a whole lot you can do if you can’t find them so the important thing is to take action and get a replacement as soon as possible.
Contact Your Dealership
When you really can’t find your car key or the spare, one option is to call your car dealership and see if they can make a new key for you. To be honest, this was the option I tried the first time I lost my keys. It works but you’ll need to provide you make and model or car and then wait a couple of days at least to get your keys. I found the whole experience pretty frustrating to be honest. It was expensive and not very convenient.
For security reasons, which I do appreciate, the dealership would only give me the key if I came into the dealership. However, as I only have one car, which I wasn’t able to access, I had to take time off work and then take an Uber across town. Obviously this made an expensive key replacement even more expensive! My only other option was to get my car towed to the dealership for them to unlock it which would have been even more expensive. Thankfully I’ve now discovered a better option…
Contact an Automotive Locksmith
My new go to option is to call a locksmith who specializes in lost car key replacement. I can’t tell you how much easier and cheaper this option is compared to dealing with my dealership. Hands down, if you lose your car keys just call an emergency car key replacement service and you’ll have a new key and be back on the road in no time. You can even call a mobile locksmith and they’ll come to you and make a key on the spot! I’v got to be honest, over the past 5 years I’ve used my local service 3 times now. I should be asking for a customer loyalty discount! Every experience has been good. The prices are reasonable and the service is amazing.
There are a few things you need to know before you call out a mobile locksmith. Make sure you have some form of identification available so you can prove that you’re the owner of the car. You can use your driver’s license, car registration, or insurance papers. You’ll also need to supply the locksmith with the year, make, and model of your car, as well as the VIN number. After I lost my keys for the first I made a card with all the info I need and I stuck to my fridge for emergencies. It has honestly been a lifesaver and there is no way I’d be able to find the important documents under pressure. Once the locksmith has this information, they can get to work on making a replacement key. Depending on the type of key you need, this process can take anywhere from a few minutes to a few hours. The locksmith will then test the key to make sure it works properly and provide you with a spare key as well. Make sure to put the spare key somewhere safe and don’t just treat it like an interchangeable car key that gets lost along with your other one. After my 3rd lock out, the locksmith actually offered to keep a spare ready to go in his van so I couldn’t lose it!
Trust me I know, losing your car keys is a frustrating and stressful experience, but it doesn’t have to be. Calling a locksmith who specializes in lost car key replacement is your easiest and cheapest option to get back in your car and get back to living your life. Don’t bother waiting for your dealership to order a key when a mobile locksmith can come to you and have a replacement made while you wait. It’s easier, cheaper and way more convenient. So, the next time you find yourself searching for your lost car keys, remember that help is just a phone call away!
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