Suppose you have not got access to a spare key to your car. In that case, as cars are now more technologically advanced, you need to call a car key replacement expert to cut or programme on, which can be pretty expensive to replace the old car key cut on a mobile key cutting machine.
If you don’t have a second car key, have a backup made at the same time as getting your replacement and keep it in a safe place in case you lose your key again.
Depending on what model car and year of manufacture the vehicle you’re driving, replacing a lost or stolen key will require you to follow these steps:
Here are the five steps City Auto Locksmiths suggest you do:
First Thing To Do
Well, we advise you to call us so we can get you back up and running asap. We have over 20 years of experience replacing new and older model car keys and fully kitted vehicles to produce the most complex of keys on the spot for you.
Second Thing To Do
If you know that your car keys have been stolen, it’s strongly advised that you call the police first.
File a police report and provide them with as much information as possible to assist them in locating those responsible for this crime and give them the best chance to get your keys back.
Third Thing To Do
After lodging a police report of the theft, you should call your car insurance company to see if your car or home contents insurance covers the theft or loss of your keys. Many policies cover this in ‘comprehensive’ policies. If house keys are on the car key ring, it’s essential to let the provider of your home insurance cover that they have been stolen, and they will log this and the police report number on their system.
Fourth Thing To Do
Have a good look for the keys and ask a friend to assist you in looking for your keys because it is a possibility that you might have just misplaced them, and with a fresh look, you may uncover them.
The police are used to people locating keys thought stolen, so give them a call, along with the insurance company, to avoid complications at a later date.
Call On Our Experience
City Auto Locksmiths have provided affordable replacement car keys for over 20 years to Sydney vehicle owners. Call us today for a free quote or chat about how we can help you with your car key requirements.