How to Know If You Need Professional Car Key Service

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Big-Red-Locksmiths-Car-Lockout-Key-ReplacementDealing with an ignition or car key problem can feel like a significant hassle. Although this type of problem isn’t ideal, the good news for anyone in Omaha is that Big Red Locksmiths can help. We have experience resolving a wide range of problems related to ignitions and car keys, which is why we’ll be able to help you out in a short amount of time.

Common Reasons for Car Key Breaks

When a car key breaks, it can seem like something that occurred completely out of the blue. But the reality is that car keys break all the time. Just as it only takes a few seconds of not paying attention to lose your keys, it can be equally easy to break one. A common example of how this happens is someone in Omaha attempts to insert a key into the wrong lock. If they’re distracted, they may continue trying to push or turn it, which can damage or break the key.

It’s also worth noting that a key doesn’t have to physically break to get to the point of no longer working. In many cases, a car key will stop working because it’s been used so much that it’s gotten stripped. This condition makes a key more likely to not work and even more vulnerable to breaking.

We Also Fix Smart and Transponder Keys

Most people know that it’s relatively easy to get a spare house key made. They also know the value of having this task done by professionals like Big Red Locksmiths. What people may not know as much about is what their options are when a smart or transponder key breaks. A frequent assumption is that this type of key has to be replaced by an auto dealer, which obviously comes with a hefty price tag.

If you ever have an issue with a smart or transponder car key, we can fix it for you. We’ll replace your factory original remote while you wait. We understand that this type of problem can happen at any time, which is why we don’t require you to make an appointment. And if this type of incident leaves you locked out of your car and stranded, our mobile lockout service can help you get back into it in a timely manner.

Get Expert Help By Calling Big Red Locksmiths at (402) 554-0499

We’ve been in business for more than twenty years. A big part of why is, we believe in providing great work, as well as offering our services at a fair rate. While there’s a lot of shoddy work and deceptive marketing that goes on throughout the locksmith industry, we’re proud that we’ve been able to set our own standard.

So if you have a broken car key or another problem that is best solved by a locksmith, the number to call for truly reliable service is (402) 554-0499.


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