Losing your car keys is not something different. Just like you many others have been in the similar situation. But, they found out a solution. So, did I. Read on to know how!
Weekends are full of enjoyment, isn't it! You forget all your tasks, projects, assignments and all the worries of the weekdays and relax completely. Things were same with me. I was on a weekend with my family. Everything was perfect till the evening. We packed all things and were ready to place them in the care, when I realized that something. Unfortunately, it was none else than my car keys. My wife was in panic as we need to reach our place on time, the reason being she has an important meeting next day for which she had to prepare. I asked her to calm down and search for the keys. However, it was of no use. After searching for 1 hour, we were having no other option to call up for the locksmiths.
Meanwhile, we were also worried for the safety of our car. Having no earlier experience with automotive locksmiths, we were not very sure of their work and what they charge. Getting a locksmith was a daunting task for me. But, when I called up the most reliable and efficient locksmith in Miami, I was much at relief. They assured me to arrive in next 20 minutes and also made me feel comfortable. And as promised, they were on time with all their tools and kits. They looked into the matter and started working. It hardly took 15 minutes for them to bring us back in our car. We were pleased with their work. Above all they charged us very reasonable.
Though, my experience was not fearful, but it is not same case with everyone. If ever you are in such a fix, there are some essential tips you must remember. Have a look:
Panic: This is the first thing I would like to suggest. People often get anxious when they lose their car keys. They make the condition worse for themselves. The first question which comes to their mind is that, what to do now. Firstly, it is important to realize that there is no DIY for this situation. If you try for those ideas of breaking the ignition or replace it, you will land up into a more expensive fix. Secondly, nowadays vehicles come with an anti-theft system. Thus, even if you try to get the ignition to run, this alarm system will prevent the car from starting. Hence, don't attempt such things.
Dealers: not a good option: Another thought which comes to one's mind is that to call up the dealer. Though this is a logical option, but it will surely cost you more than other way out. They will make your vehicle towed to the dealer's place. For this you have to pay the cost of towing the car. Then they will create another key for your car and charge you a good amount. Hence, you need to spend greater amount and time, both.
An Automotive Locksmith: This is probably the best option. You can easily find a local and reliable locksmith by searching online. An expert, reputable, and experienced locksmith will make you a new key in matter of few minutes. Moreover, they will help you reprogram the key. These locksmiths have more sophisticated machinery and are proficient in their work. They charge you reasonable and save time significantly.
If you want to make it more secure, you can get your key replaced. Just keep a track of some important information about your vehicle, like the year, make, model, and VIN number. The locksmiths can then easily repair or replace the ignition whenever required.