Have you ever gotten tired of fishing for your car’s physical key in a pocket or a purse? Consider switching to a smart key. Having a smart key gives you better access to your car, allowing you to unlock doors, pop your trunk, or even turn on your alarm system from across a parking lot.
While car manufacturers introduced smart keys in the late 1990s, you may own a later model or a new model of a car that only came with a traditional, physical key at the time of purchase.
When you work with the professional locksmiths at Pop-A-Lock, switching from a tedious physical key to a smart key for use with your vehicle can be a fairly easy process. These keys can be used for all models of cars, trucks, SUVs, and vans.
Why Change Your Key?
If you’re like most people, you frequently use your vehicle – at least once a day, and maybe even more often than that. The time that you spend searching for your keys and wiggling them around in the door lock is time that could be spent doing something more productive.
Think about it this way: add up all of the time you waste in just one week, and you’ll find that you lose out on valuable minutes every day. Maybe you could have been on time to your doctor’s appointment, or not gotten stuck in traffic, or even missed that car crash that backed up the whole freeway. Depending on the type of key you opt for, you may even have the opportunity to start your car before you are inside.
These kinds of smart keys are particularly useful in extremely hot or cold climates, as they allow you to warm up or cool down your car without suffering in the freezing outdoors or sweltering heat.
Changing Your Keys
While getting a traditional replacement key typically only takes a few minutes, getting a brand new key that works as part of a smart system may take a little longer.
Your Pop-A-Lock locksmith will need to take a look at your physical key, door locks, and ignition system to make sure it is possible for you to incorporate a smart key into your system. They can then cut a new key that works with a transponder, giving you complete remote access to every lock on your car.
No More Lock Outs
One of the most frustrating situations to find yourself in is being locked out of your vehicle. Not to mention that depending on where you are when this happens, it may be a tad embarrassing or frightening.\
This is why we suggest having a backup set of keys made when you rekey your car. By handing off the extra set to a family member, trusted friend, or even keeping them around the house, you can have peace of mind that you are taken care of in the event you get locked out.
Now, there is always the possibility that you are stranded with no help on the way. In this situation, call your local Pop-A-Lock locksmith – our car unlocking services will have you on your way in no time!
Talk to Professionals Today
Pop-A-Lock’s trusted team of locksmiths are 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 and hands-free. With one of these keys, you can do everything from start your car, to turn on your security system, to acclimate the interior to your comfort with the touch of a button.
Call your local Pop-A-Lock today! We’d love to help you with any locksmithing, rekeying, or unlocking needs you may have.