Is there a worse feeling than not being able to find your car keys? We think it’s probably one of the top contenders. Whether your couch swallowed your keys or they went on a spontaneous adventure, we understand how incredibly frustrating it can be. But you can find a little peace of mind knowing that a good solution to losing or even breaking your keys is as simple as a car key replacement.

Nearby Locksmith Ottawa specializes in all auto locksmith services which includes our car key replacement service. It doesn’t matter if you have misplaced your keys or even broken them in the ignition or door, our experienced mobile techs are capable of coming to your location and getting you back on the road in no time!

Car Key Replacement for Any Make or Model

Here at Nearby Locksmith Ottawa, we take pride in ensuring that every technician on our team has the skills and confidence to handle any car key replacement situation. It doesn’t matter which model and make of vehicle you have, our specialists have the best training and equipment to be able to create car key replacements and even copies of your car keys as well. Brands we service Audi, Acura, BMW, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, Lexus, Mazda, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Pontiac, Porsche, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen.

Our service specialists are also able to perform broken key extractions in case you have broken car keys inside the ignition or door. Since our techs have such extensive training and experience, you can feel confident and assured there will be no damage to your vehicle as well.

How Does a Car Key Replacement Work?

There are a few steps involved with replacing a car key or a broken car key. Typically speaking there are 3 general steps:

  • Assessing the kind of key that will need replacing
  • Seeing if the key is a basic or laser cut key as well as any security measures
  • Cutting and/or programming the replacement or spare key

The most important part of getting a spare set of car keys or replacing your keys is finding out what type of key you have. With modern advances in auto manufacturing, there are several different types of keys out there.

Some key types include:

  • Basic and Laser Cut Keys: These are your standard keys that turn the ignition, although laser cut keys have additional layers of security
  • Transponder Keys: This type has a traditional key blade but also an electronic chip that communicates with a receiver to turn on the ignition
  • Keyless or Key Fob: These keys are small handheld remotes that replace the use of a traditional key

How Much Does the Average Car Key Replacement Cost?

It is hard to average the cost of a car key replacement since there are many variables that need to be accounted for. Depending on the kind of key you have will heavily influence the cost of your replacement. The cost of a replacement car key for a basic key would be drastically different than the cost to replace and program a key fob that has more security features incorporated into the design. Other factors such as the cost of car key cutting, car key makers, and programming also need consideration.

This is why we take pride in offering affordable, competitive pricing that doesn’t compromise quality. Our techs deliver high-quality services with premium equipment at a price that won’t break your heart or bank.

If you are in need of a car key replacement or would like a spare set of car keys made,
contact the professionals at Nearby Locksmith Ottawa today.