3 Reasons Your Car Key Won’t Work

As the area’s automotive locksmiths, our team at A1 Lock and Key is often called to help customers that have either lost their car keys or locked them inside their cars. However, occasionally, our valued customers will get locked out of their vehicles through no fault of their own. Sometimes, you can have your keys in hand but still aren’t able to open your vehicle. Here are three reasons why you might find yourself in that frustrating situation.

Why Your Car Key Isn't Working

1. Battery Issues

The first and most common reason your car door won’t open is a dead battery in your key fob. Luckily, it’s very simple to replace the battery, as they can be purchased at any auto part store, supermarket, or pharmacy. So, while we’re always happy to help, you might save yourself some time and money by checking the fob battery yourself before calling a professional locksmith.

2. Key Fob Programming Issues

Over time, the connectors inside the key fob can become damaged and thus prevent it from doing its job. This will leave you locked out and/or unable to start your vehicle. Similarly, your key fob may not be programmed correctly, or perhaps not at all. Whatever the issue, A1 Lock and Key can program your key fob and get it working correctly in no time.

3. Damaged Key

Finally, your car key might not be working because it has been damaged. Just like anything else, car keys will wear out and require a replacement. Often, car keys get thrown around quite a bit – in purses, onto tables, or dropped onto concrete. All of this abuse can result in chipping, bending, or even breaking of the key, rendering it useless. Also, there is the possibility that your key wasn’t cut properly when it was made. Poor quality car key duplication will quickly lead to key failure.

If you find yourself locked out due to a malfunctioning key, contact the experts at A1 Lock and Key. We serve Indianapolis, IN, and the surrounding areas with automotive, residential, and commercial locksmith services. Request service online today or call us at (317) 775-0332.