To Key or not to Key: Car Locksmith or Dealer?

Do you know how much more expensive it is to have an auto dealer in Charlotte NC and the metro to replace a car key for example Jeep Liberty versus a Local car locksmith Such as AKM Auto key masters of Charlotte NC?. Some dealerships charge $200 or more to replace a transponder key (car keys with a chip from newer cars). This is a common issue across the United States. The expense is not from cutting the car key, which the cost is not as high as the car key with the chip- transponder. Much of the cost comes from the electronic chip in your vehicle’s key itself. If you have a perfectly cut key without the correct programming for the chip, you can put it in the ignition and turn the car key and NOTHING WILL HAPPEN. Your car won’t start. The dealer will charge you a marked up price for the transponder chip as well as a higher base pay to cover the salary of the worker. This cost gets passed on to YOU the consumer. Shouldn’t you get a discount for bringing your car to THEM? .

Did you know a car locksmith can replace your car lock cheaper than a dealer?

Local Car locksmith in Charlotte NC comes to you wherever you are and whenever you need him right there you save the cost of the towing .So the better option is to buy your replacement car keys from a car locksmith. A locksmith will use the same equipment as a dealership but will charge up to half the price to replace your key. The most important part of getting your car key replaced is making sure the chip inside the key is programmed properly. Always test your new key before leaving the locksmith shop or if it was a mobile car locksmith ask him to wait for few more minutes while you test the key more than one time, another wise thing to do is to get you car key duplicated and have a spare you will find it very cost effective in the future when you might lose your car key or even when selling the vehicle it’s a plus.. Contact the locksmith immediately if you have any problems unlocking the door or starting the car. If the car does not start it may mean there was a problem with the programming or even the cutting of the key and you will need to get the replacement car key replaced again. The sooner you contact the locksmith the greater your chances are for resolving the problem.(note that in some cases it has nothing to do with the new car key ,it may be the vehicle.) PLEASE Make sure you buy your replacement car key from a reputable dealership or a LOCAL LICENSED CAR LOCKSMITH. Check online reviews of the locksmith you choose check the Auth reliability of the locksmith company before you give important or private information to program the keys for your vehicle. The Federal government has issued warnings about locksmith frauds and you may find yourself subject to a scam if you are not careful. When you find the locksmith of your choice save the number it will come in handy. AKM Auto Key Masters is a local licensed auto locksmith in Charlotte NC, we are 24/7 mobile service. CALL US TODAY: 704-458-4784 Proudly servicing the Metrolina. 15 -25 % off on all services.

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