Our car key replacement service in McKinney can sort out your problems with lost or broken keys to your Ford.
If you’re stranded because your car keys are stuck inside the locks, then it’s time to call our 24-hour emergency locksmith service for fast and effective car key replacement in McKinney, TX.
How does it work?
Call us on (469) 922-9966, tell us about your Ford (year and model), and we’ll dispatch one of our mobile locksmith units nearest to you, who will reach your location within 30 minutes.
All our locksmiths are residents of McKinney, TX, and share our high-quality standards. So you know that for sure when they reach your location to replace lost/broken car keys to Ford in McKinney, TX.
The locksmith will meet with you at your convenience after he reaches you (home location or workplace) and will provide a price of the service fees before starting the car key replacement.
To be sure that you won’t have any surprises when he starts working on replacing lost/broken car keys to your Ford.
The locksmith will use several techniques and tools for car key replacement, depending on how broken it is. If it’s just a regular immobilizer problem, he might be able to unlock the locks without damaging the original key.
If your Ford is an older model, then you’ll need replacement car keys with transponder chips in them to start it. Just tell us that when you call us on (469) 922-9966, and we’ll dispatch a locksmith who brings replacement car keys with him.
The evolution of Ford car keys
Like many other types of modern car keys, Ford car keys have evolved dramatically over the years. Here’s a brief example to give you an idea:
If we go back to the 1990s and start discussing Ford car keys with then-standard immobilizer chips – it wasn’t until the 2010s that they began to use computer chip keys.
But even back in the day, Ford car keys were already considered to be pretty advanced. Car owners of that time could go as far as recording their ID number on a car key itself so that only they could program it with a computer for future use.
As technology started developing more and more, car keys evolved even further – now you can start your Ford by just pressing a start-engine button on the dashboard or doing nothing at all – use your mobile phone to unlock your car doors.
The latest high-tech Ford cars have iris recognition systems for unlocking the door electronically, without the need for any key.
But even today, there are millions of Ford car owners who can’t imagine their lives without an extra set of spare car keys (or replacement car keys, to be more precise) inside their pockets or in the glove compartment.
Have you lost your Ford Fob? Need a new one?
If you’ve lost your Ford key fob and either hasn’t got a duplicate at hand, or it doesn’t work, then we’ve got a solution for you.
We’re working with the leading car key manufacturers, and we can buy almost any type of Ford car key in bulk at very affordable prices to pass along to our customers (plus installation if needed).
What are the types of Ford Car Keys out there?
There are several types of replacement car keys for your Ford:
- Regular Transponder Key
- Push to start key
- Mechanical key
- Laser-cut keys
We’ll provide the best solution, depending on how broken it is and what type of car key you need when we’re at your location after receiving your call on (469) 922-9966.
Ford transponder key programming
If you never had a spare car key or lost both of them, we’ll be able to cut and program the new ones at the location. All our locksmiths carry automotive equipment for cutting and programming keys on the spot.
This way, you won’t have to wait for days or weeks until your dealership cuts and programs your replacement car keys.
Which Ford models have a transponder key?
Most Ford models produced since the early ’90s have transponder keys with them. If your Ford is older than that, it might lack a transponder chip in the key. However, you can get the new keys cut and programmed by our mobile locksmith.
For example, if your Ford is an older model (2010 and earlier), it will most likely require mechanical keys for replacement. If it’s a later model (2011 and up), then you can get replacement car keys with transponder chips in them.
All the models produced by Ford after the ’90s have transponder keys:
- Transit Connect
- F-150/ F-250/ F-350
Why did my Ford stop recognizing my key?
There are several reasons why your Ford might not start with the original key. If you live in McKinney, TX, or anywhere nearby, then our mobile locksmiths can help you out.
The most common reason why your Ford stops recognizing the keys are dead batteries inside the fobs. Just replace them and program new car keys to your vehicle’s computer.
Sometimes the fob circuitry might also be damaged, but our mobile locksmiths can fix it quickly. If you have a standard transponder key instead of a remote starter one, your Ford might require a new transponder chip for replacement car keys.
Just ask our mobile locksmith about the type of replacement key that you need – he knows all the details and differences in car keys that we offer.
Ford push to start key programming
These types of keys have been available for all Ford models since 2011 and up. You turn the engine on and off by pressing a button without inserting the key into the ignition switch.
You have to press on the brake pedal, hold the start/stop button and push it to start or stop the engine. It’s more comfortable to use than regular keys, but not all models have them installed by default.
If your Ford is from 2011 and up, it might be equipped with this type of key. However, if it’s older than that, we’ll still be able to cut and program the car keys for you.
If your Ford doesn’t have these push-to-start buttons and you want them installed on it, call (469) 922-9966, and our mobile locksmiths will install them in no time.
When did Ford start with the push to start button?
Ford started installing the push-to-start buttons in 2011 on most of its models. If your Ford is older than that, it might not have these keys installed from the factory.
What are push-to-start Fords?
Push-to-start cars can be recognized by their keyless ignition system, which uses a button you can push in and hold to start the engine. Most of these keys have a color-coded strip on them, which you can use to open the doors and activate other features.
Some fobs have smart key or valet mode capability, which ensures that all your car’s components are locked when it’s not being used by you or anyone else you authorize.
For example, if your Ford is equipped with a push-to-start key and you want to keep the trunk open but lock all the other doors, activate the smart key function of your car’s fob before you walk away from it. If someone tries to use these locks without the knowledge of this feature, it won’t work.
However, if you need to open the trunk of your Ford while the other doors are locked, this feature won’t help you much. In that case, use utility keys or get a replacement transponder chip for your push-to-start key.
How do I know what kind of keyless entry remote my Ford has?
If you’re in McKinney, TX, or anywhere close by, our mobile locksmiths will be happy to take a look at your Ford and tell you what type of keyless entry remote it has.
It’s pretty easy to find out what kind of system is installed on your Ford. All you’ve got to do is start the engine with the original key, then take a close look at your car’s dashboard.
If you see one of these buttons on the screen, your Ford has push-to-start keys:
- The green button starts the engine.
- The red button locks and unlocks all doors.
Why did my Ford push start key stop working?
This is the most common problem that appears with push-to-start Ford key fobs. It happens most of the time because these keys have an internal battery that powers their circuitry.
This battery might be dead because it wasn’t charged for a long time, or you didn’t use your Ford’s push-to-start buttons at all. If you don’t use your push-to-start car keys for a long time, they might not work when you need them the most.
How much does it cost to replace push-to-start car keys?
As with all automotive locksmith services, the price varies depending on the type of key replacement job you want to be done. Our starting price for a push-to-start key replacement is $169 in McKinney, TX.
What is a Ford mechanical key?
A mechanical key does not have electronics inside it. It only has the tumblers you need to open your Ford’s locks. The price of a mechanical key depends on the type of model you have, so call our car locksmith service to find out how much it will cost for your car.
We can also create a key for your hybrid or electric Ford. Our mobile locksmiths will come to you, no matter where you are in McKinney, TX, and make any key you want for your car.
What year did Ford stop producing mechanical keys?
Ford stopped manufacturing mechanical keys in 2010. The latest types of Ford keys we make for your car are transponder and remote entry keys, with or without a push-to-start button.
Can I get a replacement key with a VIN?
Yes, you can. You only need to prove that you are the car owner for which you need a replacement key. When a key code is obtained from a vehicle’s VIN, we will complete the key-cutting process.
Ford key fob programming
An automotive locksmith company can program your Ford’s remote keyless entry system. We have the equipment, programmers, and experience to do this job properly. Don’t try to program your car’s key fob by yourself, or you might damage the circuit board inside it.
We are your Ford locksmith in McKinney, TX.
Call us at (469) 922-9966 to schedule a mobile locksmith appointment with our car locksmith service near you. We provide cost-efficient key fob replacement and repair.
We’re the number one choice of the best automotive locksmith services in McKinney, TX, because we offer:
- Excellent customer service.
- Affordable and competitive prices.
- The best locksmiths with years of experience.
- 100% customer satisfaction is guaranteed!