Do you need a car key replacement but don’t have the original?
You may be wondering if it’s possible, and that’s exactly what we’ll cover in this blog post.
We understand how frustrating it can be to try and find a solution when the starting point is missing – so whether you’ve lost your car key, had it stolen, or have broken your only copy, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about replacing your car key – even when you don’t have the original!
Whether it’s for a standard unit or an advanced transponder-equipped one, our guide will walk you through each of your options and help make sure that all of your questions are answered.
We don’t ever wish you to be in this situation, but should the worst happen, would you know what to do?
Learn more about why it’s crucial to replace worn-out car keys to avoid such situations.
Would you know who you could call?
We know how much you depend on your car, and if anything goes wrong with the keys, you can’t go anywhere! And that can pose a real inconvenience to your day-to-day life.
Once you lose your only car key, you might think about calling your car dealer to provide you with a spare.
But do you think a car dealer can immediately deliver a spare car key and get you back on the road as quickly and easily as you might hope?
However, if you’re curious about the exact steps involved, see how an auto locksmith replaces missing or broken car keys.
If you want your car key to be replaced ASAP, rely on a team of automotive locksmiths in Melbourne. Call Galmier’s car locksmiths on 0407 022 234 today.
What happens if you lose your only car key?
Losing your only car key can be a frustrating and stressful experience, but it doesn’t have to disrupt your entire day. While it may seem like a hopeless situation, there is a solution that can get you back on the road with ease. That’s where a car locksmith in Melbourne comes in.
With their expertise and specialised tools, a car locksmith can quickly cut and program a new key for your vehicle. This means that even if you don’t have a spare key, you can still regain access to your car and get back to your daily routine.
So, whether you’ve misplaced your key or it was stolen, rest assured that a skilled car locksmith is just a phone call away.
Once you’ve lost car keys with no spare, that means you’re stranded. You cannot proceed to your destination, or, if you’re already out and about, you’re stuck there!
Whether you’ve lost your car key due to a stolen bag, locked yourself out of the car, or have broken your only car key, one thing’s for sure: you need a new set of car keys on the spot!
You’ll probably think about doing one of the following things.
1) Contacting your car dealer
The quickest solution you can think of when losing your car keys is to call your car dealer or car mechanic immediately.
However, doing so will not give you immediate results; in many cases you will have to wait a few days (or at worst, weeks) before you get a spare.
What if you’ve lost your car keys on a Saturday and office hours of car dealers won’t resume until Monday? How can you get inside your car then?
Besides, contacting your car dealer can also be more expensive compared to calling a car key locksmith.
Car dealers treat your car keys as part of the car; that’s why it may take a while before you can get your keys. Car dealers may also charge you more for cutting and programming your car keys than your auto locksmith.
Lastly, car dealers usually require you to come to them. Not so simple when you’re without your only car key!
2) Hiring a tow truck
When it comes to car emergencies, a contact you might think to call is a tow truck service provider.
You may check on the services they offer and find that they can come out to where you are immediately when you lose your car key.
However, this doesn’t solve the problem of not having a spare car key, it only moves your car back to your home. (or perhaps to your dealership or mechanic)
How can I get a replacement key for my car without the original?
3) Call a local auto locksmith instead!
Your auto locksmith is a sure car key saver.
Knowing a reliable auto locksmith, especially in emergencies, doesn’t only ease your worries but also gives you proactive solutions in any car key situation you might be facing!
Here are a few more reasons why calling a car locksmith is still the best solution in getting a replacement key for your car:
They come to you immediately
Waiting for even days can add more stress to your situation, as without your car, you might be rendered useless!
But with the help of an auto locksmith, you don’t have to wait days to get your duplicate car key. We respond quickly and at a moment’s notice are ready to attend to your needs.
Auto locksmiths create spare car keys on the spot, so it won’t take a lot for you to get back on the road.
Can you cut spare keys even without the original?
Never underestimate an auto locksmith’s knowledge and skills when it comes to your car needs. Auto locksmiths keep up with the advancement of modern car keys and they can replace your car key without the original.
Car dealers need ample time to create your replacement car key, but auto locksmiths have expertise in using up-to-date technology that allows them to cut and program your new car key faster.
For a closer look at the process, discover how an auto locksmith in Melbourne creates a replacement car key here.
Can you get a key made for a car with the VIN number?
For your auto locksmith to unlock your car, you may need to provide them with your unique Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and proof of ownership.
You may need to find your VIN, which is often found in your user manual or your car’s dashboard.
Once a car locksmith has your VIN, they can cut a replacement car key right on the spot.
What is a transponder key for a car?
Transponder keys are keys fitted with RFID chips inside. They are a modern solution designed to eliminate the ability for would-be thieves to “hot wire” a vehicle. Transponder keys are commonplace in most cars made in 2000 or later.
So – what do you do if you’ve lost your car key – and it’s a transponder key?
No worries – your auto locksmith can even program brand-new transponder car keys using specialist equipment – even if you don’t have the original or a spare!
How do you get a key made for a car when the key is lost?
Get fast car key replacement with Galmier’s auto locksmiths in Melbourne!
Get back in your car as quickly as possible with Galmier’s auto locksmiths in Bayside.
Our team of qualified and professional auto locksmiths are just a phone call away in times of car key emergencies.
Galmier gets you back in your car using the latest technology and knowledge to remove broken keys, replace and reprogram transponder keys, and create a new key for you right on the spot.
Our emergency automotive locksmith in Brighton provides you with a quick response and helps you wherever you are across Bayside and Melbourne.
Galmier specialises in the following automotive services, especially when you:
- Accidentally lock your keys in the car
- Break your key in the ignition
- Have a stuck key in door or ignition
- Need to replace a damaged key
- Need a transponder key
Galmier Locksmiths serves Melbourne’s southeast, covering you from St Kilda to Seaford and everywhere in between.
Call us now, or better yet, save our number! As we always say, you never know when you’ll need it. Call Alex now on 0407 022 234. Alternatively, get in touch with us online by filling in this form.