Why Is My Car Key Not Working?
Posted on 5th, Feb 2020
It’s the last thing you want to happen: you’re getting ready to go home, you get to your car and….nothing. Your car won’t start, essentially leaving you stranded. There are a few key reasons (pardon the pun) why this might be happening, and Locksmiths Perth 24/7 (Perth’s leading Emergency Locksmith Service) is here to explain what they may be and hot to go about fixing them.
1. You Have a Damaged Lock
A damaged car door lock is more common with traditional keys when you had to physically place your key into the lock to unlock it. This damage usually occurs through constant use, leading to wear. With more modern keys, the door is usually unlocked by remote. With that said, damaged car locks simply as a result of a faulty mechanism isn’t uncommon either!
2. You Car Key Fob Battery Is Dead
Although the battery in car key fobs seemingly last forever without issue, they eventually do run out. When this happens, your car won’t be able to be unlocked via remote and this may even affect your car’s ability to start up.
3. You Have a Damaged Key
Just as a car door lock can be damaged over time due to wear, so can a car key. A key might look just fine, but a car key has very specific components which are meant to fit exactly with your car – the slightest damaged could deem your key unusable.
4. Your Key’s Fob or Remote Is Damaged
On top of damaged to the physical key, the electrical components in your key may be damaged too – all of it needed to work to get your car unlocked and started. This is usually damaged to your key fob’s transmitter or receiver and issues can arise from something as simple as dropping your keys.
5. You Have a Faulty Ignition Cylinder
Your keys aren’t just used to lock and unlock your car, but to start your car up too. A common reason for vehicles not working with your key is a faulty ignition cylinder. This could be a symptom of a larger issue, but usually it can be fixed rather simply.
6. Your Car Key Hasn’t Been Programmed
Car keys are programmed to work for a specific vehicle, and sometimes new keys might for some reason (such as human error) not be programmed yet to work with your car.
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Locksmiths Perth 24/7 is an Automotive Locksmith Specialist. What locking issues you may have with your automobile, we guarantee to fix the issue promptly for you at an affordable price. Our 24-Hour Automotive Locksmiths services include key fob reprogramming, key replacement, key duplication, vehicle lockouts and many more.
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