Automotive Locksmith Services Provided by Economy Locksmith

If you have ever found yourself locked out of your car or in need of a new set of car keys, you know the frustration and inconvenience that comes with it. Fortunately, Economy Locksmith offers a range of automotive locksmith services to help you get back on the road quickly and safely.

Car Lockouts

One of the most common services provided by Economy Locksmith is car lockout assistance. If you have locked your keys in the car or lost them entirely, a skilled locksmith can quickly get you back into your vehicle. Unlike some horror stories we have heard, this can be done without damaging the car in any way, saving you the cost of repair or replacement.

Car Key Replacement

In addition to car lockout assistance, Economy Locksmith also offers car key replacement services. Whether you have lost your keys or simply need a spare set, a skilled locksmith can cut and program new keys to match your car’s existing lock system. This service is especially useful if you have a newer car with a transponder key or a proximity key fob, as these keys require specialized programming in order to work properly.

Car Key Programming

Car key programming is the process of programming a new car key to match a specific car’s ECU ( the car computer). Most modern vehicles use transponder keys, which contain a small electronic chip that sends a signal to the car’s computer system when the key is inserted. Car key programming is normally done by a trained locksmith or at a dealership and requires specialized knowledge and equipment. It is important to note that car key programming should only be done by a trained and qualified professional to avoid damaging the computer or any other modules in the car, and potentially voiding the manufacturer’s warranty.

Ignition Repairs

Ever got into your car, put the key in the ignition lock cylinder but it wont turn? Chances are you will need an ignition repair or replacement service. Our automotive locksmith technicians are able to repair and/or replace almost any type of an ignition lock cylinder. If you find yourself stranded and not able to turn the key, give us a call and we will send over an automotive locksmith to fix your ignition lock problems.

Automotive Locksmith Q&A

What does it cost to unlock a car?

The cost to unlock a car can vary depending on a number of factors, including the location, the type of car, and the complexity of the lockout situation. In general, the cost to unlock a car can range from $50 to $100 or more.

Can police help me unlock my car?

In some cases, police officers may be able to help you unlock your car for instance if a child or a pet are locked inside. However, it is important to note that this is not always possible, and the availability of this service may vary depending on the specific jurisdiction and the circumstances.

In general, police officers are not trained locksmiths and may not have the necessary tools or equipment to unlock a car.

If you are locked out of your car and need assistance, it is generally best to contact a professional locksmith for assistance. Economy Locksmith technicians are trained in car unlocking services and have the necessary tools and equipment to unlock a car safely and efficiently.

How much does it cost to change a key on a car?

If you lost your car keys and need a new one made, the cost to replace a car key may vary depending on a few of factors, including the year, make and model of the car, the type of key or fob that is needed, and the location of where the vehicle is located. In general, the cost to change a key on a car can range from $150 to $400 or more.

How much does it cost to program a key to a car?

The cost to program a key to a car can range from $100 to $500 or more. It really depends on the year make and model of the car. Some cost less and some cost more due to more work involved. It is important to choose a reputable and reliable automotive locksmith to ensure that the work is done correctly and safely otherwise the vehicle may malfunction.

What to do when a key is stuck in the ignition?
If your key is stuck in the ignition of your car, try gently wiggling the steering wheel while attempting to turn the key, using a little lubrication such as penetrating oil or silicone spray, or using a key extractor tool. If none of these methods work, it may be necessary to have the key repaired or replaced by a professional, such as Economy Locksmith.