There is more than one reason to rekey car locks. Damaged wafers inside the lock, lost key, replacement lock (After an accident), vandalism and more. How much does it cost and when should you hire a locksmith to rekey your car locks?
CAR REKEY OR REPLACEMENT CAR KEY
Do you want to change the locks in your car (Rekey) or remake the lost car key (Replacement Key). We offer both car rekey and replacement car key in The City of Maricopa and casa Grande.
For cars with a transponder (Most 2000+ models) – remaking lost car key is what most customers choose over rekeying the car.
CAR REKEY SERVICE MARICOPA, AZ
Call (520) 276-8238
CAN A LOCKSMITH REKEY CAR LOCKS
Correct. Most locksmiths carry wafers kits/ pin kits suitable for vehicle. With it, locksmiths can rekey your car trunk, doors & ignition switch locks.
WHO CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS SERVICE
If you need to rekeying your car due to a lock failure, please read the following:
- Key not working: Not always car locks are the blame. 90% of the cases are simply a replaceable worn out key.
- Honda/ Toyota Ignition failure – we provide an ignition switch service for that purpose only.
If your locks were damaged and you need replacement locks – check your local junk yard. A $100 for a new lock can be reduced to $5 when you buy your locks from a junk yard. A locksmith can rekey those and match them with your current key.
STOLEN CAR KEY & CAR REKEY
Most new cars are equipped with transponder chip system keys or keyless fobs. With those smart chips, rekeying the car is almost not necessary since a locksmith can reset the car computer (Delete all keys). Disabling a lost key means that this key will not be able to use to start the vehicle. the mechanical part will still work (Lock/ Unlock doors manually and in some cars turn the ignition but won’t start the car).
While rekeying your car, you will lose a valuable asset: Your key code. Once a car has been rekeyed, a key cannot be made by VIN, which makes any future keys very expensive. However, if your car key does not have a chip – rekeying your car locks makes sense in order to reduce the chances of a car theft.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO REKEY A CAR
Like any other service, there’s a price to rekey your car locks. Listed below are the 3 main ways to charge for this type of job:
- By the hour (Labor) + Parts
- Flat rate to rekey your car
- Full breakdown (Trip charge + Ignition rekey + trunk rekey + door locks rekey).
There’s not really a consistency when it comes to car locks rekey and if you chose to rekey your car locks, the best advice is to call few locksmiths, inquire about the price and ask about the process.