Car salesman or rental man giving over a car key

Having a smart key gives you better access to your car. A fob that attaches to that key lets you unlock your doors, pop your trunk and even turn on your alarm system from across the parking lot.

While car manufacturers introduced these keys in the late 1990s, you may own a late model or a newer model car that only came with a traditional key at the time of purchase.

When you choose the right locksmith, you can easily turn your standard key into a smart key for use with your vehicle. These keys are suitable for all models, including cars, trucks, SUVs and vans.

Why Change Your Key?

If you’re like most drivers, you probably use your vehicle at least once a day and maybe even more often. The time that you spend searching for your keys and opening your doors is time that you could be doing something else.

Add up all the time you waste throughout the week, and you’ll find that you lose out on valuable minutes every day. Depending on the type of key you opt for, you may even have the chance to start your car before you climb in too.

Remote ignition starters are a great way to stabilize the internal temp of your car before you get there, allowing you to avoid searing leather seats during hot Arizona summers.

Changing Your Keys

While getting a traditional replacement key made might only take a few minutes, getting a brand new key that works as part of a smart system may take a little longer.

The locksmith will need to take a look at your key, door locks and ignition system to make sure it will work as part of this system. He or she can then cut a new key that works with a transponder and gives you complete access to all locks on your car.

No More Lock Outs

There is nothing more frustrating than finding yourself locked out of your car. Depending on where it happens, you may feel a little embarrassed too.

That’s why we suggest having a backup set of keys made when you re-key your car. By handing off the extra set to a family member or trusted friend, you can rest easier in the event you get locked out.


Talk to Professionals Today

At Pop-A-Lock, we are security professionals you can trust with your vehicle. No matter what make or model you drive, we can help you get inside when you lock yourself out or when you lose your keys.

We also offer smart key services for those who want to make their lives easier. With one of these keys, you can do everything from start your car to turn on your security system with the touch of a button. Call our locksmith office today to schedule a time to change your key.