If you have a vehicle key fob that has stopped working, getting a replacement can be time-consuming and costly. If you have a luxury vehicle, like a Lexus, the cost could be more than you imagine. Likewise, losing your key fob can be an expensive mishap, but with a little research and knowledge, neither of these scenarios need to cause you too much stress.
Before you explore replacing a nonworking key fob, first start by checking the battery and the function of the fob’s buttons. If you have owned your car for a while, you may just need to replace a dead battery. Also, regular wear and tear on the buttons may cause them to stick or lose function. This is the easiest kind of replacement. You can purchase a replacement key fob shell from a variety of places online and just replace the “guts” of your fob into the newer version for under $50. At the same time, install a fresh battery, which will only set you back about $6. Your new and improved fob will be good to go.
If you think the issue is more than standard wear and tear on your fob, you will need to enlist the help of your Lexus dealer or a locksmith service that is authorized to provide replacement key and fob services. For either option, be sure to have your identification, vehicle registration, proof of ownership, and VIN available. Because luxury car brands are so technically sophisticated, getting a complete key fob replacement is only the beginning. You also need the right assistance to program your fob and ensure it works just as well as the original. If you work through a dealership and your vehicle is still under warranty, the roughly $375 cost per replacement key fob may be covered. If your key has been lost and you’re locked out, consider working with a locksmith. The cost may be slightly lower than a dealership, and you are able to take advantage of their emergency service hours. You may be able to get reimbursed for their work by your insurance or roadside service company.
In the Greater Houston area, Express Locksmith is authorized to provide replacement fobs and the necessary programming for your Lexus. We provide the same high level of customer service that you associate with owning a luxury brand vehicle but in a more cost-effective manner.
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