What the Dealership Doesn’t Want You to Know About Your Key Fob

Posted on January 20, 2016 by A-1

Since the advent of remote technology, many car manufacturers have begun crafting vehicles with locks that can be opened using nothing more than a key fob. With possession of a key fob, the owner can simply press a button to open the door, and many have the ability to be able to press a button to start the car, as long as the fob is inside.

Unfortunately, if a car owner misplaces his or her key fob, or wants to make an extra copy, the dealership may claim that they have proprietary rights over the device, and, as such, only they can make a copy and program it, which comes with an absurd fee. In reality, however, while creating a new key fob, as well as programming it to work with your car, may require the assistance of a professional, a skilled locksmith can aid you with this effort without requiring you to head back to the dealership for help.

But Wait – is it Against the Law to Make a New Key Fob without the Dealer’s Permission?

Some dealers may even assert that creating a new key fob is against the law if this task is not performed by a licensed operator. But while this may be the case with a leased or rented car, it is likely within your rights to make as many copies as you would like with the help of a professional.

And getting a key fob programmed to operate with your car is certainly not an extensive task, either. While you should not attempt to make a copy yourself, with the help of a professional locksmith you can have a new key fob in relatively short order.

Contact A-1 Locksmith Today – We Can Help You with Your Key Fob

If you have lost the key fob to your new car, or you would like a new one made to give to a friend or a family member, don’t head back to the dealership. Instead, reach out to the professionals at A-1 Locksmith today in Dallas. We have experience programming key fobs, and we have been offering our expertise to residents of the DFW for over 65 years. Call us today and learn how we can be of assistance.

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