Are aftermarket key fobs really a bargain?

Are aftermarket key fobs really a bargain?


OUR CARS… MEANS MILLIONS OF VEHICLES ON THE ROAD TODAY REQUIRE A FOB. I GOT A CALL FROM CLAIR ON THE NORTHWEST SIDE, AND SHE WAS FUMING OVER THE COST OF REPLACING HER LOST FOB. IF YOU’VE ALREADY EXPERIENCED THE FINANCIAL STING OF REPLACING A LOST FOB, YOU KNOW… GONE ARE THE DAYS OF TWO DOLLAR REPLACEMENT KEYS FROM THE LOCAL HARDWARE STORE. MIKE: SOME CONSUMERS LOOK FOR A CHEAPER WAY TO GET A REPLACEMENT, CAN YOU SPOT THE $39 PRODUCT, BESIDE IT’S FACTORY LOOK-A-LIKE? THEY LOOK VERY SIMILAR BUT ONCE YOU PICK UP THE AFTERMARKET FOB, YOU CAN TELL THE DIFFERENCE. “THIS IS VERY LIGHT EXTREMLY LIGHT I WOULD SAY ITS ALMOST MORE THAN TWICE THE WEIGHT.” AFTER BUYING THE AFTERMAKET KEY FOB, YOU STILL HAVE TO PAY A DIAGNOSTIC FEE AND A PROGRAMMING FEE. JEREMY KORY, BUCKEYE LOCKSMITH: “NO MATTER WHO YOU’RE CALLING, LOCKSMITH, DEALERSHIP, YOU WANT AN EXACT FLAT RATE PRICE.” A MAJOR DOWNSIDE TO THE AFTER MARKET KEY FOBS… INCONSISITANCY, EVEN AFTER THEY’RE PROGRAMMED BY A PROFESSIONAL. HERE’S THE RANGE OF A FACTORY KEY FOB. “BEEP BEEP BEEP” BUT NOTICE THE IRREGULARITY OF THE PROGRAMMED AFTER MARKET FOB. “BEEP, CLICK, CLICK, BEEP, CLICK CLICK” AND THERE’S MORE. JEREMY KORY, BUCKEYE LOCKSMITH: “BUTTONS THE QUALITY OF THE RUBBER THE WEAR, I’VE SEEN REALLY PRETTY NARLY STUFF.” REPUTABLE LOCKSMITH HAVE A TOOL LIKE THIS, IT MATCHES YOUR KEY FOB AND GIVES THE LOCKSMITH THE AUTHORITY TO PROGRAM THE FOB TO YOUR VEHICLE. BUT KEEP IN MIND, IF YOU BUY AN AFTER MARKET FOB, DON’T EXPECT PEACE OF MIND DOWN THE ROAD. JEREMY KORY, BUCKEYE LOCKSMITH: “IF I ORDER AN AFTER MARKET REPLACEMENT AND YOU PROGRAM IT YOU WILL NOT OFFER ME ANY KIND OF WARRANTY AT ALL? NOPE, NO, HOW CAN I HOW WOULD I KNOW THE QUALITY OF THE REMOTE YOU BOUGHT?” MIKE: BUCKEYE LOCKSMITH SUGGESTS… IF YOU’RE TRYING TO SAVE A FEW DOLLARS… TRY TO PURCHASE A REFURBISHED FACTORY FOB — THEY ARE MORE DEPENDABLE. ALWAYS ASK FOR THE FINAL COST BECAUSE, YOU DON’T WANT THE SHOCK WHEN THE LOCKSMITH ADDS THE PROGRAMMING FEE, AND IF YOU’RE DRIVING A 35- THOUSAND DOLLAR VEHICLE — DON’T EXPECT A REPLACEMENT FOB TO COST 35 DOLLARS! QUICK AD-LIB ANCHOR CHAT QUICK AD-LIB MIKE: DO YOU HAVE AN ISSUE YOU WANT US TO CHECK OUT? CALL 1-855-44-JAXON. YOU CAN ALSO CONTACT ME ONLINE

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