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The Dangers of Buying Smart Keys Online March 6, 2019

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The Dangers of Buying Smart Keys Online, Poplar Tent, North Carolina

Smart keys are highly convenient and a luxurious feature to enjoy with your car. Once yours is lost or stops working, however, you won’t be able to unlock your doors or start your car. Many car owners have tried to save some money by purchasing replacement keys online, which has proven to be risky. Understand the dangers of doing this and how you can secure a reliable result with your new key.

Guide to Replacing Smart Keys

Why Buying Online Is Risky

smart keysThere are many used smart keys available online for cheaper prices than brand new ones. Many of these sellers will claim that the key is compatible with your car due to its manufacturing, but this compatibility is not guaranteed. Many people who buy a used key find that the new one is not actually compatible with their vehicle, and so it cannot be re-programmed for their car. They are then stuck trying to return that purchase – which they may or may not get a refund for – and then purchase another one that will work.

What to Do Instead

Unreliable aftermarket parts are never a smart choice for your vehicle. Paying a little more upfront for a brand new and guaranteed smart key is well worth the small amount of money. Purchase your new key from a reputable locksmith for the best result. When you do this, you’ll have the peace of mind that there will be no hassle or wasted investment.


The mobile auto locksmith at AAL Lock & Key has been the trusted professional serving the Charlotte, NC, area for almost two decades. Their stellar reputation in the community is based on their honest, upfront pricing, and prompt service. Each member of their team is licensed, bonded, insured, and certified through the American Automobile Association®. In addition to smart keys, they offer services ranging from door lock repair to replacing lost keys. Learn more on their website and call (704) 795-2162 to schedule a service.

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