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Key Fob Replacement at Batteries Plus

Tech - by Bryan Veldboom - updated on 7/19/2022

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Key fobs have become standard equipment for most cars and trucks. But while they're extremely convenient to use, it turns out they're not so easy to replace. If you need a new fob or car remote, Batteries Plus can help. The majority of our 700+ stores offer key fob programming and replacement service for a wide range of vehicles. Whether you're replacing a lost or broken fob, or just in the market for a spare, our associates can help. Here's a brief rundown of our service, including how much you'll save, how long it takes and what type of fobs we program.

Do I Need to Buy a Replacement Key Fob at a Dealership?

When most people need a new key fob, they simply order one through a dealership. Unfortunately, dealerships aren't cheap and a new fob could end up costing you as much as several hundred dollars. Plus, you're stuck waiting weeks for your new fob to arrive.

At Batteries Plus, we offer the same service for up to 50% less. Since we perform our service onsite, we can also have your new fob finished for you in about an hour. Even better, all of our key fob services are covered by a six-month warranty.

Where to Get Your Key Fob Programmed?

Batteries Plus offers the following key-related services:

Key Fob Battery Replacement

A typical fob battery will last between three and four years. If you've noticed that your fob's signal isn't as strong as it used to be, the battery probably needs to be replaced. Batteries Plus offers one-time battery replacement service, as well a lifetime battery replacement option that's good for the life of your vehicle.

Key Cutting

Need a new key for a car or truck? The associates at Batteries Plus can cut you a spare. We offer both standard and high security key cutting service.

Key Fob Shell Replacement

If the exterior of your fob has been damaged, we can replace it with a brand new shell.

Key Fob Programming

Over time, the buttons in your fob can wear out or become misaligned. When that happens, you need to replace it entirely. You may also want a spare fob on hand for other drivers or to keep on hand in case of an emergency. At Batteries Plus, we can program a completely new fob for you in about one hour.

What are the Different Types of Key Fobs?

Car remote technology has gotten far more advanced over the past ten years. Here is a breakdown of the different auto fobs and remotes that we service.

Flip Keys - A fob in which both the key and remote share the same unit, with the key flipping out at the press of a button.

Fobiks - These remotes use infrared technology to start the vehicle rather than the use of a traditional key. Most fobiks do contain a hidden metal key for use when needed.

Remote Head Keys - A key in which the remote buttons are physically attached to the key itself and clearly visible.

Smart Remote - Smart remotes allow drivers to operate their vehicles by simply bringing the remote into proximity with the car.

Batteries Plus is Your Car Remote Headquarters

Stop overpaying for new key fobs. Visit our Keys & Fobs Buying Guide online to schedule a key fob shell replacement or key fob programming appointment. Don't forget that we offer a number of other convenient services, including cell phone repair, watch battery replacement and free battery testing.

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