Rapid Locksmith Ottawa specializes in quick and effective car key replacement. Whether it’s for a car, motorcycle, van, truck, or other vehicle types, our expert team will handle the duplication and replacement of keys with ease. In addition to our core replacement service, we’re also capable of addressing all technological programming requirements.
Lost My Car Keys and Have No Spare, What Should I Do?
It’s happened to us all. The chaos of daily life will sometimes leave even the most prudent driver searching for lost keys, and whether they were dropped on the street, left at a restaurant, or fell somewhere in between, it can be a frustrating time. If no spare key is available, our expert auto locksmiths will help replace your chip key or keyless fobs and get you back on the road quickly.
To help speed up the key duplication and replacement process here’s are a few questions you’ll want to consider:
1. What Information Will Be Required to Replace A Car Key?
In order to verify that the vehicle belongs to you and that we can legally create a copy of the key, we’ll need to know the following:
- The Make and Model of Your Vehicle
- Your Vehicle Identification Number (vin)
- Your Car’s Registration Number
- Your Own Personal Identification Documents
- Your Address, Allowing Us to Confirm that You’re the Owner of The Vehicle.
2. What Type of Key Did You Have?
You’ll need to determine whether you have a remote or non-remote (transponder key). This will determine the cutting & technology requirements that will go into the replacement.
3. How Much Will It Cost to Replace Your Car Key?
Although the cost of having a key replaced will vary depending on its type, you should budget between $150-$500 for a proper key replacement.
4. How Long Will It Take to Get Your Car Key Replacement?
Your car key replacement time depends heavily on the type of key being replaced and whether or not we have the blank key required already in stock. In most cases, we’re able to provide same-day key replacements, with on-site emergency key replacements taking approximately 30 minutes.
5. Will You Need to Change Your Car Locks?
No! Car locks are unlike residential locks, meaning that once we de-program the old keys and reprogram the new locks, nothing but the new keys will be able to gain entry to your vehicle.
6. What Kind of Vehicle Keys Can a Locksmith Replace?
The Rapid Locksmith team can replace any type of vehicle key from almost all car manufacturers. Our team has experience in motorcycles, vans, trucks, scooters, cars, and more, and is well acquainted with the different replication and their programming requirements.
Because every car and key is unique, the questions above will help us best assess your situation and provide top-notch service.
With years of experience in key replication and programming, Rapid has become a trusted locksmith in the Ottawa area. If you’re in need of a car key replacement and are looking for help you can rely on, get in touch with our team today!