Tal-Niv Locksmith Services is proud to announce a successful key fob programming for a resident in 4th St, San Rafael. We are a car locksmith situated in San Rafael, California and we're happy that our client got to attend his friend's birthday party.

Our client needed to go to a friend's party fast but what he didn't know is that his car key fob has gone bad. Luckily for him, a simple "car locksmith" search on Google is all it takes to find us. When he contacted us and inquired why his car key fob wasn't working, we asked when he last changed the batteries. And he answered that it was 3 and a half years ago which is not recommended. We immediately packed the necessary tools and went to his location.

Upon arriving at his home on 4th St, we assessed the key fob and saw that it was really in bad shape. We told him about the situation and why we needed to do a key fob programming. He was frantic at first since he would be late for the party but we informed him that it would only take 15-20 minutes tops. and he agreed. He was so glad that he called and even invited us to the party!

We have many years of experience in this field, so we know exactly what kinds of problems can occur with car keys—and how best to solve them! If you find yourself wondering "how can I program my car key fob?" we’re here to give you simple tips!

Key Fob Programming Tips By Yourself!

Tal-Niv Locksmith Services is here to provide you with a basic car locksmith tip however this tip is only for most car models on the market and if you have a high-end vehicle, then this would not work. And without further ado, let us begin!

The first step you should do is replace your key fob's batteries. Usually, it takes 3 or 4 years for a battery to go bad when it comes to key fobs, so if yours is relatively new, then replacing is not recommended. There is also an instruction manual that comes with the car, look for car keys, and you'll find how to replace the batteries.

The second step is to enter your car, making sure all the doors and windows are closed. Then insert the key into the ignition and turn it in the 'On' position but do not start the engine.

After turning it on the On position, the third step would be pressing the fob's lock button (the lock icon on your key fob) and turning the key back to the Off position. Do this three times and for the third one, you should keep the key in the On position. 

Now that you have done this, the car lock sound should be heard and your doors will unlock. After hearing it beep, press the button on your key fob again after 5 seconds.

For the 4th and final step, step out of the vehicle and close all your doors. Once you've done this, try pressing the lock button, and if it works then great! But you're not out of the woods yet, how would you open your car now? Of course, you also need to test out the unlock button. Once you've done that, then you've successfully reprogrammed your key fob. If it doesn't work, you can try to repeat the process. However, as we have stated above, if it doesn't work for you, then there is a different process for programming your key fobs that can only be done by a car dealership or Tal-Niv Locksmith Services!

Why Hiring Tal-Niv Locksmith Services For Car Locksmith Is The Right Choice

When you need to get your car keys programmed or your car keys replaced, we're the locksmiths for you. We have years of training and we always provide our customers with the highest quality service as well as speedy key fob programming that only takes 15-20 minutes. We have been serving the surrounding area of Marin County, CA and we're well-known in the area so you know that we would not rip you off.

Will your car keys be deactivating anytime soon? You can be assured that we are here to help. Our company is open 24/7 so you will always find someone ready to assist you. We offer this service, especially for those who are in emergency locksmith situations where seconds count. But before calling our services, you should know first whether you just need a battery replacement or you really need to have your key fob programmed. Here are some telltale signs!

Telltale Signs Of A Failing Key Fob

Diminished Signal Strength - The key fob is a great piece of technology—it lets you unlock and start your car without having to dig around in your purse, and it's also convenient in case you lose your keys. But as with many great things, there are a few downsides, too. Gone are the days when you can just press unlock button of your key fob from 50 feet away. 

Now, you have to literally be next to your car to unlock it. How frustrating! It can be your battery that is worn out thus diminishing the range and signal strength of the transmitter. Try replacing the battery first and see if this works but if it does not, then calling a car locksmith to assess the problem must be one of your choices.

Rapid Clicking Unlock Button And Won’t Unlock - You know how it goes: you're in a hurry to get out of the car and you try to click the unlock button excessively, but it still won't unlock the doors. You may suddenly open it by chance or just by spending 5 minutes clicking the unlock button. However, this is not something you should accept. Replacing the batteries to check out if it works or calling a car locksmith to help you out should be two of your solutions.

Damaged Key Fob Mechanism - What if your car key fob isn't working at all? Well, you might be tempted to just buy a new one and toss the old one. But if you're considering this option, then you should know that a replacement can cost as much as $120 just for a basic one. That's because replacing the battery won't help if your key fob looks like it took a punch from Mike Tyson. Yes, your car key fob can be damaged when it drops, is exposed to heat and cold, or is just simply due to old age. The mechanism inside your key fob is an intricate one that you must be aware of. If you know that your key fob has been with you for years, why not contact a car locksmith to help you with this problem?

Call Tal-Niv Locksmith Service!

If you are experiencing any of the problems with your key fob that we outlined in this post, it is time to call a professional. At Tal-Niv Locksmith Services, we can help you with anything from electronic programming to replacing a damaged key fob. We know every type of key and are here to help you get your car back on the road as quickly and affordable Car Locksmith as possible. 

We also offer services such as car key programming, lost key replacement, broken key extraction, car lock change, and many more in San Rafael, CA. Contact us today for more information or to schedule an appointment!