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Kia & Hyundai Key Replacement

Losing your car keys is a challenging experience, especially if you have a key fob for a Hyundai or Kia. Getting a replacement from the dealership is expensive, but it seems necessary because you can’t get around without car keys. Whether it's a Hyundai key replacement or a Kia key replacement, our team here at R&T's can help you out.


If you lose your car keys and contact the dealership, they’ll have no problem programming a replacement fob for your vehicle. But they’ll charge you an average of $250 for the service. You’re already frustrated with yourself for losing the keys in the first place, so there’s no need to beat yourself up about breaking your budget, too.


Some people try to circumvent the dealership by buying blank keys online. They take the blank to a local locksmith to have it cut to fit their car door and transmission. However, not all uncut keys are legitimate, so you might waste money on something the locksmith can’t use.


R&T’s has you covered if you need a Kia or Hyundai key replacement. We have blank keys in stock and keep extra transponder key fobs for the most popular car makes and models. Also, since we can come to your location, you don’t have to worry about finding a ride to get a new car key.

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What To Do if You Lose Your Key

You can’t avoid getting a key replacement if you lose your car key. The key fob is a rectangular device that wirelessly communicates with your car locks and transmission. Some fobs include a hidden key inside, so if the electronic portion stops working, you can still manually unlock your car with the metal key.


At R&T’s, we can program an electronic key fob and cut a physical key to meet your needs. This service means you can get a new key and fob if you feel your worn-out key isn’t working correctly. Worn keys will eventually stop unlocking your car doors, so you don’t want to get caught with a damaged key. Replace it before you get locked out.


What To Bring

If you’ve lost your keys, you can’t bring them to the locksmith for a replacement. Thankfully, you don’t need the original. There are certain things you need to have with you when you come to R&T’s, or have on hand when we arrive at your location to help you get into your vehicle.


Have the following information ready:


It’s easy for you or our technician to determine your vehicle’s make, model, and year. The VIN is on the car for convenience, either on the dashboard or the driver’s door.


You must present the registration and title to prove that you own the vehicle. This step ensures that people can’t claim they need a replacement key for a car that isn’t theirs and steal the vehicle.


We can look up the car code with that information and create a replacement key or program a new key fob for your convenience.


How Long it Takes


It doesn’t take long to get a new key for your car. If you have the documents ready to present to the locksmith, they can immediately look up the key code. Since we have standard replacement keys and fobs available for many popular makes and models, we can usually have a new key in your hand within an hour. Getting a Kia key replacement has never been easier.


Our locksmiths are available 24/7, so if you can’t get into your car to drive to our location, call us, and we’ll come to you. We try to respond to all remote calls within an hour. Give us information over the phone to ensure we show up with the right replacement or auto-unlock tool to help you out.


Why Choose R&T's

R&T’s hires educated locksmiths with backgrounds in the field. They take courses every year to stay informed about new lock technologies. This ongoing education means every employee can program smart key fobs for various makes, including Hyundai and Kia vehicles.


We keep most types of car keys in stock, allowing us to provide same-day replacements for many popular car models. We can extract key fragments and repair locks when your key breaks off. If you’ve lost keys, we can cut replacements or program transponder chip keys.


When you find yourself locked out of your car, our emergency locksmith services can help with auto unlocks. This service is less invasive than the standard reach tools that can leave small gaps in your car’s window insulation. Even the tiniest space can let water into your car and cause a leak.


Our locksmith services go beyond car locks and house keys. We can also open stubborn trunks on vehicles such as:

  • BMW

  • Hyundai

  • Kia

  • Mercedes

  • Toyota


Sometimes a lost key is the least of your problems. Professionals at R&T’s can check your car to see if there are fragments in the lock or ignition due to a broken key. The key might work fine, but your ignition isn’t catching as it should. We can repair and replace ignitions in Ford, GM, and Honda vehicles to get you on the road as fast as possible.

Get a Hyundai or Kia Key Replacement Today


Losing your car keys is frustrating, but there’s no reason to waste time worrying. R&T’s is a qualified locksmith service that helps with automotive and residential locks. Our 24-hour services ensure you don’t have to stand around, locked out of your home or car.


Since we have blanks and replacement keys and fobs for most car brands, we can usually program a new key for your vehicle on the same day. If we don’t have what you need in stock, we can order it for you with a quick turnaround time. Using a local locksmith will always be more affordable than visiting a dealership, and we want you to have the most convenient solution.


R&T’s has you covered if you’ve lost your Hyundai or Kia key fobs. Contact us today for a free estimate on replacements, or call us at 334-655-1300 for locksmith services. We’re available 24/7 and can come to your location if you’re locked out and unable to bring your car to us.

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repair & replace ignitions

Individual ignitions from Honda, GM, and Ford can be replaced as needed. Please call us ahead of time to see whether we can service your specific vehicle.

smart key programming

We can provide and program smart key fobs for your vehicle. Nissan, Ford, Chevrolet, GMC, Honda, Kia, Hyundai, Jaguar, and more manufacturers are always available!

auto door unlocks

Our skills enable us to open car doors without gapping, which can happen when using conventional reach equipment and result in wind noise and water leakage.

transponder chip keys

For the great majority of today's on-the-road automobiles, we have a variety of transponder keys and remotes in store. We can typically replace your key the same day that you get in touch with us.

repair & replace lost keys

You may be unable to use your vehicle if your car keys are broken or stolen. We specialize in the repair of broken or misplaced automobile keys.

emergency trunk opening

Some BMW, Mercedes, KIA, Hyundai, and Toyota vehicles' trunks may be difficult to open. You can rely on us to unlock your trunk.

key extraction

If a piece of your vehicle key breaks off, we may remove it from the door or ignition and create a new key for you.

You’ve learned what to do if you lose your Hyundai or Kia key and need a replacement and how R&T’s can help. If you need more information, check out the answers to these frequently asked questions.

Can Hyundai keys be copied?


Yes, if you need a Hyundai key replacement, you can get a key copied. Since 2005, Hyundai and Kia keys have used a laser cut that makes them harder to duplicate, but a skilled locksmith can make a new key when you lose yours.

Can a locksmith program a Hyundai key fob?


Yes, qualified locksmith technicians can program replacement Hyundai key fobs. It needs proper formatting to work with your car locks and transmission, so you want to contact the right company. R&T’s knows how to program electronic key fobs for Hyundai and Kia replacement keys.

Can you cut a key with a VIN number?


Yes, if you can prove you own the vehicle, a qualified locksmith can use the VIN number to pull up the key code. They use this information to cut a key that will work in your locks and transmission. Locksmiths also use this data to reprogram an electronic key fob.

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