There is a problems making many car repair shop or personal car owner confused, that's lost the car keys or want to match a new car key. what should we do? how to copy a new one ? should we use programming tools?
Car dealerships charge an arm and a leg to replace your car keys, especially those high-tech newfangled ones. Before you fork over your hard-earned cash to replace a key that is lost, malfunctioning, or dead, make sure you’ve exhausted every other possibility.
First Write down you car's VIN number.
This will be necessary in finding someone who will help you replace the key. In most cars, the VIN is located on the driver’s side dashboard and is visible through the window, but it may also be located on a rear wheel well or the front of the engine block, in the trunk or door jam, or on the frame of the car between the carburettor and wind shield washer. If you’re not sure where yours is, look up the location (or even the number itself) online.
Second Write down the year, make, and model of your vehicle.
Again, this will be indispensable for making any replacements.
Ask a local locksmith if they can make you a replacement key. While hardware stores aren’t generally equipped to create new car keys (as opposed to simply copying them), locksmiths usually have more sophisticated machinery. The older your vehicle, the better the odds that a locksmith will be able to help you.
If you lost a key fob, a good locksmith may be able to help you make a new one – depending, of course, on the on how sophisticated the key was. Additionally, they should be able to help you reprogram the replacement key, though your manual should also have instructions on how to do that. Be sure to bring any other key fobs associated with that vehicle with you, as they sometimes won’t work until the new key is programmed
Look for discounted replacement keys / key fobs online. After market keys or even factory replacements can sometimes be found online for less than it would cost you to get them direct from the manufacturer. You may have success with a reputable dealer on eBay, but otherwise look for companies intended specifically to replace car keys. Again, the older the vehicle and simpler the key, the easier it will be to replace.www.x431update is a good Chinese seller, you can buy the key programming and car keys from sophie
Once you get the keys, you can program them to your car without a technician. The instructions are usually included with the new key, but your owner’s manual may be of service. Depending on the car, reprogramming usually involves opening and closing the doors and/or turning lights and other electronics on and off.
Check to see if key replacement is covered by your warranty. If you have a very new or high-end vehicle whose key cannot be replaced by anyone but the manufacturer/distributor, you may be able to get a discount through your warranty. Bring all your car’s information, a valid photo ID, and any other sets of keys you may have to the dealership. (Other keys may be rendered useless until the new one is programmed.)