Car Key Reprogramming – It’s Easier Than You Think
If your car is a newer model, then chances are, you have a transponder key, also known as a key fob or a smart key. While these electronic keys have impressive technology and added security for your vehicle, they come with some maintenance.
If you notice that your car keys aren’t working as well as they used to, you may simply need to replace the battery. Before you go have new keys cut, save yourself some time and money and replace the battery.
It may seem inconvenient to have to worry about replacing batteries and occasionally having to deal with key reprogramming, but it’s actually a lot simpler than losing a traditional key and having to worry about getting a new key cut.
Car Key Reprogramming: You’ve Got This!
You always have the option to call your local automotive locksmith, who would be more than happy to and capable of quickly performing this task for you, but that can cost you a minimum of $50.
If you’re looking to save some money and pick up a new skill, why not give it a try on your own first? You can be your very own key programmer. It’s a very simple process and doesn’t even require pin codes. Here’s what you need to do:
To start your car key reprogramming process, you’re going to first want to get into your car, shut the doors and turn on the ignition. On your fob key, hit the “lock” button and turn the key to off. Do this 4 times to complete this first step.
If you’ve done it successfully, then you will hear the locks make the click sound, telling you that you can now start the reprogramming process. Press “lock” and when you hear it click, your new key has been properly reprogrammed. You can now turn your car off, and feel accomplished that you’re a do-it-yourselfer!
Keep this information handy because you will likely need to repeat this more than once in the time that you own your vehicle.
When To Call A Locksmith
While some tasks like car key reprogramming can be done on your own, some other situations require you to contact a locksmith near you, and that’s where we come in. Here are some stressful or aggravating situations where a locksmith can get you on your way.
If you find that you require car key replacements for damaged keys for example, then it’s best to call a local automotive locksmith who can do this most likely on the spot for you.
If you lose your car key, and you’ve checked everywhere (including under the seats), call us and our mobile automotive locksmith service will have an experienced and reliable technician out to you as soon as possible.
If you’ve locked your keys in your car or your key has broken off in the door or ignition, a locksmith would be the right phone call to make.
At Perris Locksmith, we have been proudly servicing the Perris community and Riverside County by building a solid reputation as a trusted and reliable automotive locksmith.
Our wide range of services also include commercial and residential locksmith services. We are always just a phone call away, and our technicians will get you back on your way with as little disruption to your daily life as possible.
When you’re in a bind and your problem requires something more than a do-it-yourself solution, contact us. We’re always here to help.