2 Things To Keep In Mind When Having Your Car Keys Replaced At The Dealership

A very common item that people tend to lose is their car keys. Because car keys are used so much, it is inevitable that they are going to be set down in a random place at one point in time and may become lost. Car keys can also become damaged, once again because they are used so much. In either situation, you will find that you need to have a new car key made for yourself. An easy and foolproof way to go about doing this is to take your car into the dealership and have them make the key for you. However, there are somethings that you should keep in mind before you have your car key replaced, and this article will discuss 2 of them. 

Think Ahead As To What Key You'd Like 

When you get to the dealership, you will be asked whether you want a remote control key or a regular key. The remote control key is the type of key that can automatically lock and unlock your doors, open your trunk, set off your panic button, etc. This type of key is going to take a bit longer to set up for you because it is going to need to be programmed to your specific car. A remote control key is also going to cost substantially more than a regular key, so this is something that you will want to factor into your decisions as well. The regular key on the other hand will take much less time because it will simply need to be made to fit into the lock in your door. Deciding which key you want beforehand can save you time because you will already know exactly what you want. 

Test Your Key Before You Leave

Whether you have a remote key or a normal key, it is very important that you test your key out before you leave the dealership. You may notice that your remote control key works to manually unlock your doors and start your car, but the chip that programs the remote control aspect of the key may have some issues. Checking out all of the different controls before you leave will ensure that you don't get home and have a problem. Checking a regular key is much easier because you will simply need to place it in the lock and in the ignition to see if it functions properly. 

Keep these things in mind the next time you need a car key replacement