Car Key Fob Service
If You Own a New Car, You Probably Have a Fob
If you drive a vehicle that’s less than five years old, chances are you have a key fob instead of a traditional two-sided metal car key. Keyless ignitions were first introduced to the mass market by Mercedes-Benz in 1998, and since that time push-to-start ignition systems have become the standard on everything from Hondas to Hyundais.
How Proximity Fobs Work
Also known as prox fobs, proximity fobs give you both keyless access to your vehicle and control over keyless ignitions. Your key fob transmits short-range radio waves to a receiver inside your car, allowing you to unlock, lock, and start your vehicle while leaving your smart key inside your pocket or purse.
Some luxury car manufacturers like BMW have designed their key fob systems to also store user-specific settings, such as the location of the drivers’ seat, rear view mirrors, steering wheel, and even the settings on the audio system so different drivers can have their preferences set at a touch of a button.
Each prox fob is programmed to work with a specific vehicle to help deter theft. Unfortunately, these proximity fobs are easy to lose and expensive to replace, with some car remote fob prices hitting $700 or more. These car fobs are pricey thanks in part to the fact that prox fobs contain a lot of advanced technology in a small package.
Why Buy A Spare Car Remote Fob
In an effort to cut costs, most car dealers only provide a single key fob to new car owners, which can be a real hassle if you happen to share your car with your spouse, kids, or colleagues. Worse yet, having just one key fob for your vehicle means that if you misplace that fob, forget it, or it stops working, you’ll be left stranded.
Here at Noble Locksmith, our fully insured and registered locksmith can provide you with as many spare push-to-start key fobs as you need for your car at a price that’s much lower than you can expect to pay through your dealership. Having a few extra prox fobs on hand is a smart choice for anyone who shares a vehicle, travels, or simply wants the peace of mind that comes with having a spare car remote fob.
Emergency Key Fob Replacement in San Diego, CA
Our certified mobile locksmith can help get you back on the road, saving you the high cost and hassle of having your car, van, or truck towed to your dealership when your key fob won’t work. We provide fast mobile auto locksmith service throughout San Diego, including Carmel Valley, Mission Hills, Pacific Beach, and La Jolla, and we’re available 7 days a week.