At Key Man Lock & Safe Company, we hear stories regarding car dealerships and keys from our customers on a daily basis.
The most common lie we hear is dealerships telling customers "We are the only ones who can provide you with a key to your car. There are no other options." This is a FLAT OUT LIE. There are a handful of skilled locksmiths in the United States with the ability and technology to laser cut and program keys to 99% of all vehicles on the road. Key Man Lock & Safe Company in Ogden, Utah is one of them.
Another common lie told by dealerships is "If you have a locksmith program a key to your vehicle, it voids your warranty." THIS IS ANOTHER LIE. Skilled automotive locksmiths utilize the same keys dealerships provide, but at a lower price. Dealership parts departments have very little knowledge of keys. They will ask your VIN in order to look up the key your vehicle requires. At Key Man, we have an extensive knowledge of car keys, transponder chips, and FCC IDs. In most cases, our equipment allows us abilities far beyond those of dealerships. For example, If you are the owner of a Subaru vehicle and have a "G" stamped on your key, the dealership CAN'T program new keys to your car if all keys are lost. They state they MUST replace your ECU at a cost of $1,600 to $1,700. The process requires leaving your car at the dealership nearly a full week.
Key Man Lock & Safe Company has the technology to have new keys cut and programmed to these same vehicles in around 45 minutes with NO ECU REPLACEMENT at a mere fraction of the cost.
The most ridiculous lie we have heard from a customer was "The Ford dealership told me if a locksmith programs a fob and key to my car, my engine will burn up." Ten minutes later we had his fob and key programmed and his engine did not burn up. The customer then asked "Why did the dealership lie to me?" The answer.... To empty your wallet.
The truth is, the dealership IS NOT the only one who can program keys and fobs for your vehicle. Key Man Lock & Safe Company programs thousands of keys each month with absolutely no issues. We even program keys to vehicles such as BMW, Mercedes, VW, Audi, Bentley, Maserati, Jaguar, and Ferrari. Call of stop by today for the best prices and service in Utah.