On Site Car Key Replacement in Chicago

Few things are more frustrating than realizing you’ve lost your keys and you’re stuck standing outside your car, or looking at a stationary motorcycle with no way to start it. Especially if you don’t have a spare handy (or perhaps you don’t have a spare at all?), it can be easy to wonder if it’s going to cost you an arm and a leg and your entire day just to get back into the vehicle you own!

Chicago Dealerships

Getting a key replaced by a dealership can be time-consuming and super expensive. Oftentimes, you’ll have to have your car towed to the dealership, and the markup on parts and labor can be astronomical! A normal transponder chip key can run north of $200. Instead of spending big bucks, you should consider calling a local Chicago auto locksmith. A properly trained Chicago locksmith should be able to help you out quickly and get you back on the road in a fraction of the time and for a fraction of the cost than you’d spend at the dealership.

Chicago Locksmiths

An auto locksmith can provide the same quality of work and products as the dealership, but often at a much lower price. Even better, many auto locksmiths will come to a location of your choice, saving you time and money. If you’re ever without a key, consider calling a reliable auto locksmith. Just be sure to let them know your make and model of vehicle and tell what you need replaced so that they don’t arrive only to tell you they don’t have the proper equipment with them (or at all!).

Omega Locksmith

Omega Locksmith is happy to offer on-site car key replacement services. At Omega Locksmith, all of our car locksmith professionals are trained to deliver fast and professional results. We can replace car keys for a wide variety of makes and models, both international and domestic. We’re even one of the few Chicago locksmiths with transponder chip key replacement capabilities! Just let us know what we’re dealing with when you call and we’ll be sure to arrive on-site in just half an hour with all the proper equipment to get the job done fast and get you on your way as quickly as possible.

On Site Car Key Replacement

Lost the Keys to Your Ford? No Problem!

Lost the Keys to Your Ford? No Problem!
Ford’s Solution – Tow Your Car to Your Local Dealership

A quick Internet search for Ford key replacements may lead you to the Ford website. The Ford website tells you that if you lost your transponder keys, you need to have your car towed to your local Ford dealership, where the computer system will be reformatted and new keys can be programmed for your vehicle. The problem is that dealerships typically charge a lot for key replacement services, and don’t forget the $200 you’ll have to pay to get your car towed there!

Omega Locksmith’s Solution – Let Us Come to You!

If you’re lucky enough to be in Chicago, you have another option. You can give the best Chicago automotive locksmith, Omega Locksmith, a call. Omega Locksmith can replace your transponder keys at a fraction of the cost that your dealership would charge you.

One of the best parts of working with Omega Locksmith is that we come to you! If you’re stranded in the Chicago area and your key is missing or doesn’t work, we can come to you within 30 minutes, at any time of the day, any day of the week, with a replacement. Very few dealerships, if any, offer this kind of 24/7 support. Even fewer offer roadside assistance. It doesn’t matter whether your keys are standard or transponder. Our expert staff can replace nearly any key you may need for your car, van, truck, or motorcycle.

There are other automotive locksmithing businesses in the area, but what puts us ahead of our competition is our responsiveness and our ability to replace a larger variety of automotive keys.

How Our Transponder Key Replacement Works

How does transponder key replacement work with Omega Locksmith? Most Ford cars produced after 1995 use transponder keys. These keys contain a transponder chip that makes car theft more difficult. The transponder key communicates with the engine control unit (ECU) once turned in the ignition. For this system to work, the car keys and ECU must be programmed to work with each other. Some dealerships will try to put a new computer system in your car. This is very expensive and often unnecessary! Our staff will reprogram your car’s ECU to work with your new set of keys.

Give Us a Call!

Don’t hesitate and give us a call at (773) 277-5625. You may be surprised by our honesty. We give out fair and competitive estimates that don’t change once the service is rendered. You can try to shop around if you’d like, but you’ll find that our prices are the best. So save yourself some time, especially if you’re in a rush!

We will be there for you if you have an emergency, but we also offer service by appointment for non-emergencies. Feel free to check out our other locksmithing services, which you can find out more about at http://www.omegalocksmith.com/. We offer fast, cost-effective, honest service at all hours of the day. Why would you ever need to call anyone else for your automotive locksmithing needs?

Lost Ford Keys | Replacement Ford Keys | Chicago Locksmith

Have you lost your Ford keys? Doubt you will ever get them back? How much should you expect to pay for replacement car keys? Where do you go for reasonably-priced set of keys? Do you have to program your keys? If so, will your keys turn in the ignition? We have the answers to your questions regarding your lost Ford keys.

What are the type of keys I should know about?

There are actually two types. The standard key or straightforward key which pre-1995 Ford owners use can be replaced quick and easy; The other one is the electronic key  or commonly called the transponder key which is programmed diagnostically to correspond with your car’s ECU (Engine Control Unit). The difference between two keys being, the latter is sophisticated and is recognized by your vehicle’s computer and is an anti-theft device. When your car does not recognize your own key, it will cut off the fuel supply from the engine and the car won’t start. This is commonly called the “Immobilizer System”.

When do I need to have my keys replaced?

When you are absolutely sure they are beyond recovery, or when you do not know who’s got them. If you think you might find them though, tell the automotive locksmith replacing your keys. You have an option to have your lost Ford keys erased from the memory of your car’s ECU, or retained. Most would advise you to have it wiped out to prevent unauthorized persons from accessing your car.

How much should I expect to pay for replacement car keys?

Your local dealership could charge you as much as $300 for one key. You’d also have to hire towing services to have your car brought to them so they can replace your keys. That could cost as much as $500 total.

Isn’t there another way? Where can I go for reasonably priced keys?

The exorbitant amount you’d be spending at the dealership could be significantly reduced however, if you decide to hire a Chicago locksmith. For one, you wouldn’t need to hire a towing service as these dedicated locksmiths are trained to work roadside – which simply means that wherever you are, they’ll come to you and replace your keys there and then. They won’t even charge you as much as your local car dealer. You’ll get the same quality in every key, minus all the cost and fuss of having it done at the dealer.

Do I have to program my keys? I’ve heard replacement keys won’t turn in the ignition.

When you hire a Chicago locksmith, there won’t be a need for you to program your keys as these experts will do that for you. They’ll program your car’s computer to recognize your new set of keys. When your replacement key has been diagnostically paired with your vehicle, it will recognize your new key and your car will start. Automotive locksmiths have been trained for this and they’ll be most helpful in having your lost Ford keys replaced at a minimum cost.

We also offer Automotive Locksmith Services for ignition related issues for Foreign and Domestic Cars.

  • Auto Lockouts
  • Car Ignition Repair
  • Door Lock Repair
  • Keys cut by VIN#