Car key replacement is an easy and straightforward process. However, it’s important to follow safety tips so you don’t get hurt or cause damage to your vehicle. Here are some tips to help you complete the job safely:
Wear eye protection and gloves when handling the keys.
Don’t use a key that is too long or has a bent tip as this can put stress on the lock mechanism and cause it to break or crack.
Use only one key at a time for car key replacement; if you’re working with multiple keys, make sure they’re different brands and that the second key doesn’t have a similar tip or shape to the first one (for example, a bent tip).
Always work in an open area with plenty of space around you where no one will get hurt if something goes wrong during this process (such as falling down).
Make sure the old key is completely detached from its fob. If it’s not, your fob is likely to become damaged during the process of re-engaging the lock cylinder.
Take caution when using the drill and make sure it’s not too close to your car or other objects that could get damaged if it were to slip or fall during the drilling process.
Keep a level surface on which to work so as not to damage any nearby objects as you drill through them; this includes anything that may be tied down or attached to your vehicle such as mirrors or bumpers (which could cause serious injury).
Always wear safety goggles when working on any type of machinery because you never know what might happen should something go wrong (such as an accidental cut).
Gather all of the original keys from the ignition and lock cylinders. Check each key in turn and make sure it matches up with the one that is currently in the ignition. If you have more than one set of keys, compare them side by side. If they don’t match, then try another possible location for the missing key.
Check around the car for anything that might be holding onto the missing key. You may be able to find it behind a console or under a seat lining. You might even find that it has been swallowed by an animal!
If none of these ideas work for you, then try calling a local locksmith who can help fit replacement parts into your doorjamb or lock cylinder. The technician will need access to either part of your vehicle before he or she can make any repairs; so be sure to provide them with access. Contact us for more information on replacement Seat car keys.