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 franchised dealerships.
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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