What To Do When You've Lost Your Car Keys

04 Sep

What To Do When You've Lost Your Car Keys

If you have misplaced a key in the past, you will agree that it is one of the most frustrating things to deal with. As if that isn’t enough, car key issues happen during rush hours when you need to catch up with someone or an appointment. To say the very least, it could drastically affect your day!

Misplacing your car keys, especially when you don’t have a spare, means your mobility for the day will be limited. And you will have to look for the car keys even if you are running late for an appointment. While we don’t wish that you misplace your keys, sometimes, it may be inevitable. To save you from unnecessary stress, this article covers what to do when you lose your car keys. Read on to find out more.

Start With a Search

The first thing to do when dealing with lost keys is to take yourself down memory lane and try to remember the last time you dealt with your car keys. If possible, remember the things that happened before and after holding your car keys. Sometimes, you may instantly remember the exact spot you kept it.

Apart from that, you want to start searching your home's immediate area, every nook and cranny, or where you usually keep your keys. Before concluding that your car keys are truly lost, you should conduct a thorough search in and around your home. Do not forget to check your car as well! People, out of forgetfulness, often forget their car keys in their vehicles.

Find out the Necessary Key Information

If you can’t find your car keys and don’t have a spare, you will automatically need a car key replacement. So, the next thing is to gather the right information for a car key replacement. Some vital information includes

  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  • Year
  • Model
  • And the car key type

There are different types of car keys – the traditional, lesser cut keys, transponder, fob, and more. Any locksmith coming to deliver the service needs this information.

Insurance Cover

Once you’ve got the necessary information, you need to determine if your car’s insurance covers lost keys and key replacement costs. Suppose it does, good for you. If not, you will need to find the best deals from mobile locksmiths around the area. Just calm down to conduct a swift search for a locksmith near me. Then check online for their reviews before making a choice.

Contact a Professional for Key Replacement

There are two good ways to get your key replaced. The first is to go to a dealership. Dealerships often have keys to most cars and are guaranteed to give you the best services. However, most times, their services are expensive and time-consuming. The second is to contact professional locksmiths. Automobile locksmiths are a great option because they are mobile and cost less than a dealership without sacrificing quality service.

At A&A Aventura Pro Locksmith, we provide quality key replacement services using experienced and knowledgeable locksmiths. One good thing about our offer is that it comes at an affordable price.

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