Whether you’re on holiday in Florida or whether you’re an Orlando resident, when you lose your new car’s key, total panic can ensue. Who do you call? What do you do? Well, rather than panic and start calling neighbours or friends in a tizzy, call an Orlando locksmith. You can either go to the locksmith’s shop if you’ve got a means of transportation, or you can ask an automotive mobile Orlando locksmith to come to where you are. If the locksmith needs to go to you, you will need to pay an extra charge and you may also need to cover his or her mileage, but in the end it will be worth it, and your car insurance may even cover the cost.
While in years gone by it was common to simply go to a hardware shop to get a new key cut for your car, now it’s a bit more complicated, that’s why the first person you should call if you lose your car keys is an automotive locksmith. An Orlando locksmith that specializes in automotive lock needs will have the special machinery required to cut and program a new key; while it’s a lot more expensive now to get keys replaced, it’s also a lot more difficult for the wrong people to get hold of cheap keys to break into your car.
If you cannot find a locksmith, then the next place you should call is your car dealership. Dealerships do tend to be more expensive than locksmiths when it comes to key replacement; they also take much longer to give you a new key. A locksmith might take a couple of hours at the most, but usually you’ll have a key within minutes; a dealership might take days.
No matter who you call for a key replacement, you’ll need to provide some information. Therefore, before you call, gather up the following:
•Your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
•Your vehicle’s make, model, and year
•Your car registration.
If you don’t know where to find your car’s VIN, either look in your car owner’s manual or look it up online; there are plenty of websites that will tell you exactly where your automobile’s VIN is located.