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Where Can I Get an Extra Key Fob?

Tech - by Bryan Veldboom - updated on 8/4/2022

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In the past, when you purchased a new car it would typically come with two new key fobs. In our post-COVID world of supply shortages, however, that's no longer necessarily the case. Due to a global shortage of computer chips, many automobile retailers are now only giving out a single key fob when you drive off the lot. That's super inconvenient, but fortunately, Batteries Plus makes it easy to get a second key fob for your vehicle.

Do I Need Two Key Fobs?

You may be wondering, "Why do I even need a second fob?" Here are a few situations where having a second key fob can help make your life a whole lot easier.

  • Prevents Lockouts - If you manage to get locked out of your car, you can save yourself the cost of calling a locksmith by having a second key fob at your home.
  • Sharing Vehicles - If your vehicle is used by more than one person, it's much more convenient to have two remotes on hand instead of sharing one. This conserves time and saves you the hassle of keeping track of who had the key fob last.
  • Backup in Case It's Lost or Broken - if your key fob gets lost or stolen, or you just happen to break it somehow, having a second fob around will prevent you from having to replace it immediately.
  • Saves Money When Selling Your Car - If you decide to trade in your vehicle to a dealership, you will often be asked for a duplicate key or remote. If you already have one, you can avoid any inflated costs the dealership will charge.

Where Can I Duplicate My Fob Key?

Batteries Plus offers key cutting and key fob programming service at many of our locations. We can provide you with a second fob, or replace your current remote if it has become damaged or gone missing. If the exterior of your fob has been damaged, we can even replace it with a brand new shell, so that it looks as good as new.

Need help replacing the battery in your key fob or remote? We can help you with that too. The batteries in your key fob typically only last between three and four years. After that, your remote's signal can become weakened, making it more difficult to get in and out of your vehicle. Our experts will help you find the correct battery for your key fob and install it for you in a manner of minutes.

How Much Does It Cost to Have a Key Fob Programmed?

While many people go to the dealership for additional key fobs, doing this can be both costly and time-consuming. Dealerships often charge hundreds of dollars for a single remote, plus you end up having to wait weeks for your new key fob to arrive. At Batteries Plus, we offer key fob replacement for up to 50% off the dealership cost. Plus, all of our key fobs are covered by warranties of 3 months or longer. Best of all, since we program key fobs onsite, we'll have your new remote ready for you in about an hour.

How Much Does It Cost to Replace a Key Fob Battery?

A single key fob battery replacement costs $12.99 at most Batteries Plus locations. We also offer a lifetime battery replacement option. After paying a one-time fee of $21.99, any battery replacements on that vehicle's key fob are free for the life of the vehicle.

Schedule Your Key Fob Replacement Appointment at Batteries Plus

We currently offer key fob services at about 650 of our 700+ stores. Browse our full list of vehicle key services on our Keys & Fobs Buying Guide, or schedule a key fob programming appointment online. Need advice on how to access your car when your fob has stopped working? You'll find plenty of tips in our blog article entitled "What Do You Do When Your Car Remote Doesn't Work?"

Looking for additional services for your car or truck? Don't forget that we also offer free car battery testing and installation services. Shop our selection of car and truck batteries online or find your nearest Batteries Plus location.

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