Electronic Car Keys: 3 Things to Investigate Before Buying Replacements

7 August 2017
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Have you just lost the electronic key to your car? Read on and discover some of the most important things that you should be sure of before you order for a replacement key.

Confirm What You Want

It is now possible to buy replacement car keys online. However, one must be careful during the purchase process in order to avoid buying something that will fail to work. For instance, you can use a fob, transponder or a remote to open your car. Which of these options is needed? You also need to confirm that the specific electronic car key that you select is compatible with the model and make of your vehicle. Only order the replacement key once you have confirmed that what you have ordered is exactly what you need for your car.

Quality Issues

Aftermarket electronic car keys may vary in terms of their quality. For instance, some may be made from delicate plastic that won't survive being dropped on your countertop on a daily basis. Their proximity requirements may also vary from what you are used to. It is therefore important for you to look into the quality of the product before you pay for it. For example, generic keys without the logo of the car manufacturer may not be of the same high quality as the aftermarket option that is endorsed by the carmaker. Buy a high-quality electronic car key so that the key doesn't fail shortly after you have started using it.

After Sales Support

Some electronic car keys may need to be programmed before they can work. However, not all car models and makes can have their electronic keys programmed in the same way. You may therefore need help in case you encounter any problems as you try to program that new key. Some distributors (or their representatives) may not have adequate knowledge or experience to assist you when you encounter problems. You can be sure that you will receive all the help that you need by selecting a supplier whose customer service team answers all your questions competently before you confirm your order. 

As you can see, you need to be very careful when you are buying a replacement electronic car key. One way to avoid all the potential pitfalls of that buying process is to get help from an experienced locksmith. That professional will do everything to ensure that you regain access to your car within the shortest possible time.