Nissan Car Key Replacement
San Antonio, TX
When is a Key No Longer Just a Key?
Prior to the mid-1990s, a car key was just another key. Those days are long gone. Today, thanks to technological advancements, newer Nissan vehicles are equipped with keys that have remotes embedded with a chip with special codes that have to match your Nissan’s ignition system. Because of this new technology, replacing a lost or stolen key is expensive and time consuming. Depending on the model and the options, in some cases it can cost $400 for a Nissan replacement key San Antonio. Did you know that Nissan offers a special insurance policy just for the keys of your new vehicle? Yes a key is no longer just a key but is now an integral component of the vehicle. Even if you don’t have the latest smart key, the prior generation of transponder keys still needs to be programmed into your vehicle. Maybe you have bought a used Nissan and it only came with one key or key fob? Only having one key can be very costly. If you lose that key you will have to pay to have the car towed, pay to have the car unlocked and pay to have a new key made. Paying for those items might not even be the biggest issue depending on when and where you lose the key. Locksmith San Antonio can make a Nissan key replacement San Antonio and program it to your car for a lot less money than an auto dealership. Call us for a quote today with no obligation.
Why Call Lone Star Locks and Keys?
You always take your Nissan to the auto dealership for any required service and you might be wondering if you should trust your Nissan to a locksmith instead of the auto dealership. You should consider that Lone Star Locks and Keys has licensed, bonded and highly qualified locksmith technicians. In order to provide the Nissan key replacement service, our technicians use sophisticated equipment and are highly experienced since we deal with replacement keys on a regular basis. Our technicians can produce a Nissan replacement key for laser cut keys, PATS, VATS, transponders, and other high security type keys. Not all locksmiths are equipped to handle the newer cars. Laser cut keys have a distinctive winding cut on the shank and the machines needed to cut these keys are significantly more expensive and are not as likely to be found at every locksmith. The newer Nissan vehicles require the latest software to reprogram the car to accept a new key. The latest smart keys have a complex security design which works with your vehicle to stop auto theft. The smart keys use a random code that is generated by the car and can only be used once. Since a new code is generated each time, it can never be duplicated by someone trying to steal your car. These systems require a trained professional. Call Lone Star Locks and Keys for all your automotive key and lock needs. We are committed to providing a quality product, great service and a great price.
This is one of the most frustrating things that can happen and, according to Murphy’s Law, it will never happen at a good time. Sometimes it can be a small inconvenience while at other times it can put you in a critical situation. When times were simpler you could use a coat hanger, and with a steady hand, a little luck and lots of time, you could open the door. If you tried to do that today you would trigger the alarm and possibly disable the car’s ignition system. Car door locks are more complex and everything goes thru the vehicles computer unit and thus is tied into the electronic security system. If you lock your keys in the trunk, then the process is much more difficult. Car trunks are designed to be safe. If you break into the car and set the alarm off, most likely the trunk release was disabled when the alarm went off. Security has been improved on cars and this is why you need to call an expert. If this happens when the dealership is closed, the process will be long and slow. This will also be very expensive with the cost of towing. Instead you can make one phone call and in a very short period of time a certified locksmith technician from Lone Star Locks and Keys will come to where you are and unlock your car for a fraction of the cost. We can unlock your car without triggering the alarm and causing other problems.
Older Nissan Vehicles
Do you have an older Nissan with a broken door or trunk lock? Lone Star Locks and Keys can repair or replace your broken locks onsite for less than you might think. We can come to where you are with our mobile repair unit and fix the problem. Are you having reoccurring issues with your ignition key? You put your key in the ignition, but the key won’t turn. After several attempts the key finally turns and starts the vehicle. You need to get the ignition switch repaired before your ignition switch is completely broken and your car is paralyzed. You may think that only the dealership has the tools and skills to fix the ignition switch and it will cost way too much money. That may have been the case years ago but today you have another option, a better one. You can call Lone Star Locks and Keys and we can repair or replace your ignition switch lock cylinder. Although this sounds very simple, be careful if you are thinking of attempting this on your own. Most Nissans produced from 1999 have an anti-theft device, attempting to remove the lock cylinder and/or the ignition switch without proper tools may damage the ant-theft system leaving the car completely disabled. Also if you replace certain parts, the replacement parts must be properly coded to the vehicle’s VIN, in order for the security module to work. All of our certified lock technicians have the required equipment to carry out this replacement. Lone Star Locks and Keys is here to help you 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.