Losing your car keys may not only be an annoying affair for you, it can even be quite expensive as well. In order to avoid this expense, the best thing that you can do is not to lose them. But recently, a survey was conducted in Sydney where it was found that several drivers have misplaced their keys. Some keys were even found to have been stolen.
Stolen or lost keys can however prove to be a costly affair, and increasingly advanced car systems mean that the cost of getting a spare set is rising.
Also remember one thing that modern keys that feature transponder systems may be difficult to replace once they have been lost but it's very much possible to lessen the cost as well as inconvenience – or also get a set of replacement keys. So, it is always best to be prepared when it comes to car keys.
Given below are a few things that you can do when you've found that you lost car keys.
If you have your car's insurance policy, ask them whether they cover the cost of losing keys. Also check if the claim is going to have an impact on your no-claims bonus. One more thing that you can do and is worth doing is compare the cost of replacing the car keys with the extra amount that you need to pay on your policy.
Breakdown cover may even be useful to you. There are a few organisations in Australia that offer roadside assistance and offer policies where you'll be helped if you have left your keys inside your car, if you want to recover and get a new spare set of keys delivered to you or if you want to get them replaced.
You can ask your franchised car dealer to get for you the set of new keys. Shop around ans check out some dealers to find out who is offering you the best quote. Rates may vary from one dealer to another. Getting the new set of keys may even take some time and you never know you may have to wait for ten days even.
Alternatively, you can find a professional automotive locksmith in Sydney. They offer replacement car keys for different models and may even program a transponder with which you can switch off your car's immobiliser & start the vehicle with new key. An automotive locksmith can even reprogram your car so that stolen or lost keys do not work any more.