1. Stay calm- Panicking in these types of situations will only make them more difficult to handle.
2. Search everywhere- And not just once, but twice, five times even to be sure. Search your house, office, or the store you were just shopping at. Replacing your car keys is not a small fee, so you want to be 100 percent sure you have lost them.
Okay, you've looked everywhere, they are really gone. Now how do I replace my key?
3. Figure out what type of key you lost- You will need to tell the locksmith/dealer the type of key you had for them to replace it.
- Traditional key- Standard metal keys are the easiest to duplicate, which is ideal for this type of situation, but lack security for you any other time of the year.
- Transponder Key- If your car was made any time after the late 90s, chances are you have some type of transponder key. These keys are great for security reasons, but make getting a replacement a bit trickier.
- Smart Key- These keys come with advanced features that are extremely beneficial to the driver. You’ll be paying a price for this though when having yours replaced.
Whether you chose a locksmith or a dealer you will need to have your:
- Year, make, and model of vehicle
- VIN number
- Photo ID (to prove you are the owner)
The locksmith/dealer will be able to take it from there in getting you your new key replacement.
5. Purchase a spare key- The best way to save yourself the money, time, and stress of losing your car keys is to purchase a spare key ahead of time. Like right now. Find your key by make, model, and year at https://www.keylessentryremotefob.com