Key Fob Replacement
We Can Replace Car Key Fobs & Batteries
Key Fob Replacement in Colonial Heights VA
Looking for an affordable alternative to the high cost of getting a key fob replacement from your local dealership?
Here at Buckley’s Securitysmiths, we offer drivers in Colonial Heights, VA a cost-effective and hassle-free way to purchase OEM-quality car remotes, remote head keys, and car and truck remotes at prices that are significantly lower than what you can expect to pay at a car dealership.
Our fully licensed, registered, and insured automotive locksmith has extensive experience in key fob programming for all makes and models of domestic and imported vehicles, and we guarantee all of the work we do and the products we sell.
How a Car Key Fob Works
Key fobs, car remotes, and remote head keys all use low-energy radio waves to transmit electronic codes to a receiver located inside of your vehicle. Inside each key fob is a small microchip that generates a code when a button on the device is pressed. If the key fob is within range of the car – usually within 30 ft or less – the receiver will process the code and perform the requested function.
Signs You Need a Key Fob Battery Replacement
Car remotes, key fobs, and remote head keys contain small batteries that can last anywhere from a few months to a number of years depending on how frequently the remote is used, how often it’s exposed to cold temperatures and the make of your vehicle.
Like all batteries, key fob batteries will wear down over time. When this happens, you will likely find that
you need to press the buttons on your remote head keys repeatedly, or you may need to move closer to your car to get the remote to work.
If this sounds familiar, it’s time to call us for a key fob battery replacement before your remote head keys stop working altogether. Here at Buckley’s Securitysmith, we stock a wide range of high-quality replacement batteries for car remotes and key fobs, and our auto locksmith will install your new battery on the spot.
What Causes a Key Fob to Malfunction?
In many cases, a key fob that has stopped working altogether simply needs a new battery, however, it’s also possible that your key fob needs to be either repaired, re-programmed, or replaced altogether.
Broken contacts on the circuit board inside your car and truck remotes can interfere with the code transmission that’s needed to activate the functions, as can issues such as misaligned remote head key buttons or water damage. In these situations, buying a new remote head key is usually much cheaper than having the damaged one repaired.
Surprisingly, many remote head keys can also be accidentally desynchronized if the buttons are pressed repeatedly, and if that happens, the remote will need to be resynchronized by an auto locksmith.
Helping Drivers in Colonial Heights, VA Since 1985
When you need a key fob replacement, key fob battery replacement, or a new set of car and truck remotes, call us here at Buckley’s Securitysmiths. We’ve been helping area drivers for over 30 years, and we are committed to providing you with honest pricing and high-quality auto locksmith services.