As a professional locksmith, we deal with automotive keys
and security every day. We get a lot of the same questions
every time. We also get a LOT of stunned faces when they
find out the price of even simple things related to their
car keys: finding out that even a lowly replacement key
can cost upward of $115 is never a pleasant surprise. So
what’s going on?
Here’s a primer on automotive keys: let’s see if we can break down some jargon and explain why costs are so much higher than people expect.
Transponders and the associated technologies
revolutionized car security, making it much more difficult
for cars to be stolen; however, they also made what was
once inexpensive into a much more substantial cost.
Unfortunately, this is something we don’t have a lot of control over. Car companies usually protect their technology and don’t allow third parties to manufacture cheaper, after-market alternatives. As a result, the prices WE have to pay for transponder keys are very high. We have no choice but to pass them on to our customers.
One thing we CAN guarantee, though, is that we will always charge you less than a car dealer will. Because of high markups by dealers you’ll often find that we are generally 20% – 30% cheaper than them on duplicates, replacements, re-keys and repairs.
We are able to duplicate, replace, re-key and repair for
the majority of car brands. Some high end brands refuse to
allow their products to be serviced by anyone other than
And, of course, every automotive job that comes to us gets the same Car Keys Done Quick “straight talk” guarantee. We will always offer you what you need rather than a more expensive option. We’re not going to try to sell you the wrong thing to benefit our bottom line. We’ll always offer the cheapest solution to your problem as long as it will keep you safe and secure.
So there you have it! We hope this answers some questions and helps you come to terms with the prices of modern car keys. We’re here Monday to Friday and we’re always ready to answer your questions.
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