For over 100 years, it seems like it is vehicles that have been making the world go round. Try going one day without your car. The world immediately feels multiple times larger. Unfortunately, this mental experiment can be a reality if your car key stops working. There is nothing as frustrating as getting to your car only to realize your keys won’t unlock the doors or start the engine. The good news is QuickPro Locksmith is here to help. We offer our auto locksmith services around the clock, but we also offer tips like those in this article. Here are some possible reasons why your car key is not working. Feel free to call QuickPro Locksmith to request an urgent locksmith dispatch.
Physical keys depend on physical characteristics to work properly. The key is designed just so it fits into the lock. Over time, the grooves on a key might wear and tear. Accidental damage can chip parts of the key. Either way, the result is that the key does not match the internal mechanisms of the lock. Luckily, a quick key replacement can have you back on the road and rolling.
Dead Key Fob Battery
Key fobs or remote keys are not magic. These electronic devices depend on batteries for power. Before the key fob battery dies, you might notice that the range from which the key works starts to drop. In any case, you will eventually have to replace the battery. It is actually an easy process and there are guides online. But if you would prefer to have a nearby locksmith handle it, then call QuickPro Locksmith to request a dispatch.
Internal Damage to A Key Fob
The battery of the key fob alone is not enough to get the job done. The key fob depends on communication between the transmitter in the key fob and the receiver in the car. If there is a problem with the electrical components in the key fob, then you might have a defunct key fob. QuickPro Locksmith can help with a replacement. There might also be a problem with the coding in the key fob. In this case, you will have to reprogram the key to match the code in the car’s system. QuickPro Locksmith can help with this problem as well. There are also guides online if you would like to do it yourself.
Damaged Car Lock
The car key does not work on its own. If the car key is perfectly fine but you can’t get in your car or get it started, then there is a good chance that the car lock is damaged. The car lock plays a role even if you use remote key entries or key fobs. Insert your key and see if the key turns. If the key turns but the door will not unlock, then there is likely something wrong with the lock assembly. If you are using a key fob and it won’t open that same door, then the problem might lie with the lock cylinder.