Options For Lost Or Broken Car Keys
Zoonlock performs quality car key replacement and transponder key programming within 30 miles of Vancouver, WA. We service Camas, Ridgefield, Battle Ground, Washougal, and even the St. Helens area for customers in need. Are you in need of a brand new key for your car, truck, or bike? First we need to determine if you should go to a locksmith, dealership or even simply a key duplication service.
For older vehicles, specifically ones that have keys with no transponder chip, we encourage customers to get their keys duplicated at their local Ace hardware store or Wal-Mart. It's always good practice to have one or more spares to leave friends or neighbors. Not only will these keys open the doors and trunk of your vehicle, they will also start the car. Keep in mind that for this option to be valid, you need to currently have at least one key, and this key cannot have a chip in it. All keys with chips will require programming from a professional locksmith or the dealership, even if you have a copy to duplicate. On the other hand, if you are simply looking to have another key that opens your car doors and do not need it to actually start the car, this option will work. If you lost your key entirely, and the key is for an older vehicle without the need to program it, you can potentially take your title to the dealership and have them make you a key without towing you car. Again, this is only an option for basic car keys with no chips inside. Many car keys today, however, need to be programmed.
When is the right time to involve a locksmith? If you lost or broke a high security key to a vehicle and currently have no other keys to said vehicle, we highly encourage you to call a 24 hour mobile locksmith in Vancouver. Dealerships, however, are still an option, but they do not provide mobile service or emergency locksmith service. Furthermore, if you decide to go with the dealership, you will most likely have to tow your car and wait at least one or day days for an appointment.
Local locksmiths, including Zoonlock, will come to your location. Our response time averages around 20-25 minutes within being called. Prices include a travel fee based on the distance that we have to travel to your vehicle as well as a fee for the car key replacement and programming itself. This price varies and depends on several factors, including the make, model, and year of your vehicle as well as the specific condition of said vehicle. Call Zoonlock today at (360) 979-1104