Car Key Replacement

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Car Key Replacement in Rockville, Maryland

Knowledge is Key

Finding a Car Key Replacement Shop

Unless you’re driving an antique, it’s not your grandparents’ car. Gone are the days when a trip down to the local hardware store to have a new key made solved the need for car key replacement. Today, many vehicles have fobs that actually work remotely. Some have an embedded key that works the ignition, while others are push-button starters that allow for operation when the remote is sensed/present. All of this means that you will need to find a car key replacement shop if your fob is lost or broken. If you’re in the Rockville, Maryland, area, that’s AMPM Automotive. You’ll find us convenient to multiple major thoroughfares at 11800 Coakley Cir Rockville, MD 20852. Making an appointment is easy, too. Schedule online or give us a call at (301) 822-4694. Walk-ins are welcome, as well.

Considerations of Key Fob Replacement

When it comes to modern ignitions and the need for fob replacement, knowledge is key. If your fob stops working, the first step is to have us take a look at it for you. It’s easy to forget that there’s a battery inside that needs replacing from time to time. If the battery is not the underlying cause, you may indeed have to replace the fob. When replacement is necessary, we’ll program the new one for you. It’s important that fob reprogramming be done as soon as possible. Otherwise, your vehicle may not be secure. Also, starting ability may be suspended, and you could even incur damage to other components. The term “fob” is actually applied to several different varieties of keys. The commonality is that neither is the simple metal key that fits older vehicles. One type is a flip-out, “switchblade” key. The key that fits the ignition folds back into the fob. The fob provides remote opportunities for unlocking doors, opening the trunk, etc. A remote car key is a bit more complex, allowing for similar function to the switchblade key as well as added features such as alarm setting. Finally, the smart car key is actually recognized as being present so that the vehicle will start at the push of a button.

We’re Here to Help

The team at AMPM Automotive is here to help you with all your transportation troubles, regardless of make or model. Take advantage of discounts routinely listed on our Specials page and free wifi while you wait. Should you need to leave your vehicle, we can keep you posted with electronic status updates. You can also opt to have us wash/detail your auto while it’s on our premises. Should you get a mechanical issue corrected, too, that repair is covered by a 24-month/24,000 mile warranty that’s good nationwide at TechNet affiliated shops.