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Key Fob Programming is a Timesaving Service Being Offered by a Reputable Minneapolis Auto Locksmith

The Key Guys are a Minneapolis/St. Paul-based mobile auto locksmith service that handles a wide variety of vehicle lock and key services for their customers. Among the car locksmith tasks that they specialize in is reprogramming key fobs. It’s a job that the company owner, Bryan Nystrom, stated they are called out do more often than most people would think. This is due to the sheer number of cars on the road in the twin cities area of Minnesota that use smart keys or key fobs. These devices do such tasks as starting a car remotely and locking and unlocking its doors. The locksmiths at the company are so good at Key fob programming that most of their customers that need this type of auto locksmith work done are back on their way not long after they arrive.

Nystrom, says, “Gone are the days when vehicle locksmiths like us only had to worry about dealing with such car key issues as having to replace bent or broken keys or simply cutting new ones from a blank after a customer lost their keys. Today’s smart keys, transponder keys, and key fobs are very sophisticated and compact devices that play an important role in modern auto security systems. Like any device that combines mechanical and electronic processes to function, they do fail from time to time. One of the most frequent automotive key tasks that we here at the key guys are called upon to perform is reprogramming key fobs.”

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The company owner says that many people are under the impression that if they go to YouTube, they can download a video that will tell them how to reprogram their transponder keys themselves. While this is possible, there is a lot more to it than that. He says that not only does someone have to choose a video that exactly matches the year, make, and model of the car that they have, that video also has to have very precise information contained in it and that is often not the case. Many key fob programming instructional videos even refer the person who is viewing them to external sources not contained in the video itself. This also can be an extremely complicated and time-consuming process when someone is trying to do it from a parking lot or roadway where they are stranded. Nystrom says that’s why he encourages people to have a professional auto locksmith do their transponder, smart key, and key fob programming for them.

Nystrom pointed out that their experienced car locksmiths are also able to diagnose a problem with a transponder key, key fob, or smart key very quickly, whereas, a customer may spend an hour trying to reprogram a key fob device themselves, only to find out that’s not the problem. He mentioned that problems with smart keys and key fobs can be something as simple as needing a battery changed or it may be a terminal glitch that results in needing Key Fob Replacement. No matter what the case, the company owner proclaimed that they have everything they need right on their service vehicles to get that car owner back underway.

The company owner added that the fact that they are a mobile locksmith service that goes right to where their customers’ cars are parked can be a big timesaver too. It offers such advantages as lessening the worry and frustration that are normally associated with customers that are stranded because they have a car lock or key problem. He mentioned that the convenience factor associated with their mobile locksmith service cannot be overlooked either. As an example, one of their locksmiths can go to a customer’s business location and make them a spare smart key or key fob device while they are in their office still working. Nystrom talked about some of the other vehicle locksmith services that they offer too. This list includes ignition cylinder replacements, car door unlocking, broken key extraction, and more. He added that they work on most makes and models of vehicles and they are available around the clock every day of the week for emergency car locksmith help.

This in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and the surrounding areas of Minnesota that want to find out more about The Key Guys auto locksmith services can call them, send them an email, or visit their website which is found at


For more information about The Key Guys, contact the company here:

The Key Guys
Bryan Nystrom
[email protected]
215 Queen Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55405

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