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Kia might not have been in America very long, but now that they are here, you need someone who knows everything about Kia car key replacement. Because the company has only been selling cars in the North American market since the mid 90’s, it may seem like there isn’t that much of a learning curve for locksmiths, but many locksmiths are slow to pick up on the changing landscape.
And if you own a Kia, you know how quickly this company is becoming a staple in the automotive industry. So you should have your Kia car key replacement handled by the locksmith company that understands this car. Where it’s from, and where it’s headed.
Even though Kia has not been around as many other America automotive brands, there are still many updates and changes that persist through the years and model in terms of new Kia keys. It is important that your locksmith is aware of the differences. That is why it is why you should call United Locksmith to handle your Kia car key replacement.
Popular models for Kia car key replacement include:
Many Kia car keys have electronic components that will need some amount of programming. In regards to Kia key fob replacement or replacement Kia remotes, programming is really the only thing you will need. If your particular Kia key has a transponder chip, you will need it cut to the proper specifications and also have to undergo transponder key programming.
This programming will not require a spare key for duplication. It can be handled more quickly with a spare, but a locksmith will have methods of programming all car keys with a single key and the car it will be paired with.
The exact Kia key replacement cost will vary based on the model and the year the car was manufactured. Older models that are rarer can sometimes have a particular level of difficulty in acquiring and some newer Kia car keys have higher prices relating to internal complexity. Contact United Locksmith for specific pricing, but our automotive key prices begin at $120. For a more comprehensive look at this service’s prices, you can read more about car key duplication costs.
If you need your Kia key replacement to take place at your location, a locksmith is your best option. A mobile locksmith can come to you no matter where you are in the city they service. They bring their mobile workstation to you, which holds everything they will need to service your Kia and handle the full car key replacement. This is sometimes your only option, especially if you do not have a spare key and cannot drive your car precisely because you need a replacement.
Start by telling your locksmith what you would like them to do. Which type of car key do you need, and do you have a spare or not? Then you can tell them about your Kia. Pertinent information for Kia car key replacement includes the date of manufacturing and the name of the model. It is also important to make an appointment including the location you would like to meet the locksmith at and when you would like the service done.
You do not have to go to the Kia dealership in order to get a Kia car key replacement. A locksmith is a viable option. In many ways, a locksmith can be a better option than the dealership. Kia car key replacement is not something the dealership specializes in. It is not a service that is particularly lucrative as compared to other dealership services.
Because of the dealership’s relationship to car key replacement, they are not inclined to competitively price Kia car key replacement services. Locksmiths specialize in locks and compete for these jobs. That means better prices and more expertise.
Ignition cylinder replacement exists for the times where your keyed ignition cylinder is broken/malfunctioning and not the key. In these instances getting a new Kia key is not going to get your car back in working order. A new Kia ignition will be the solution to this problem.
But how do you know if the part that is causing you trouble is the ignition cylinder or the key? Firstly, if your Kia does not have a keyed ignition, and uses a push button instead, then you are not going to have this issue. You may still need an ignition switch replacement, but the cylinder will not be an issue. For more precise help with a diagnosis, call United Locksmith.
The brand new cutting-edge technology of the current era for car manufacturing now uses key fobs so that cars can be started remotely or by a push-button ignition. This type of Kia key is not what most people think of as a key in the traditional sense. However, Kia key fob replacement is synonymous with Kia key replacement.
A Kia key fob is just another type of key. It will not need to be cut, but it will need the equivalent service, which is programming. You may also wish to get a new key blade cut so that you can open/lock doors with a physical key and not have to rely fully on the Kia key fob.