We proudly offer Kia car key replacements for the following models:
Kia Amanti Kia Borrego Kia Forte Kia Optima Kia Rio Kia Rondo
Kia Sedona Kia Sorento Kia Soul Kia Spectra Kia Sportage
Will my replacement KIA car key have to be programmed?
Most of Kia cars use keys with electronic components and therefore in case of replacing the key, programming is necessary. Also, the replacement of other accessories like the remotes and the fobs of this type of car require programming. In cases where the Kia car key possesses a transponder chip, both cutting and programming are essential. The key should be cut to the required specification before programming is done.
Programming is not necessarily done when the spare key for duplication is available. Even though, the presence of the original key will make the whole process easier. Locksmiths have their own means of programming the car keys of all kinds using a single key depending on the car it will be paired with.
How much does it cost for KIA car key replacement?
Depending on the year the car was manufactured and the model of the vehicle, the cost incurred varies. For instance, older models tend to have a challenge when acquiring their keys, therefore, raising its charges. Also, some newer models due to their complex nature may be replaced with high prices. However, for exact rates, it is recommended that you contact the United Locksmith, but a price of $120 is the start price of all our automotive. For more information, you can go through the car key duplication costs.
Can the locksmith come to my location to replace my Kia car key?
Locksmith operates on a mobile base therefore for the person who wants the services to be done in their location, hiring the locksmith is the best choice. Locksmiths can reach and offer their services in whichever place you are. The carry with them all the tools they may require while working at your location and can handle all the key replacement task. Sometimes, locksmiths are your only option especially in cases where you don’t have the spare keys to help you move your car to their workstation.
What should I tell the locksmith about my Kia over the phone?
First, let the locksmith know the exact service you are requesting from them. What kind of car key do you want and are you still in possession of the spare or not? Then tell them general information about your vehicle and information in this section which is related to the replacement of the key will be the car manufacture date as well as the model’s name. Lastly, make an appointment and be clear about the location in which you want your job to be done and the specific day or time you want it done.
Do I need to contact a Kia dealership to get a Kia car key replacement?
The dealership, unlike the locksmiths, does not have any knowledge of how Kia car keys replacement is done and therefore contacting them will not be of help in any way. Contacting the locksmith as soon as possible is the best idea because locksmiths have specialized in that field and can provide timely assistance to the client. The dealership also may face challenges in pricing such a service because they are not inclined to price it competitively, but the locksmith will find it easy to price it and deliver quality service.
KIA Ignition Replacement
Ignition replacement can only be done when the keyed cylinder has broken and the key that has malfunctioned. In this case, a new ignition is the solution to your car problem and not a new key.
However, identifying whether the part causing the problem is the key or the ignition cylinder is tricky. However, there are simpler ways to determine this, for instance, if your car uses a push-button and do not have an inputted cylinder, then the ignition cylinder will not be the problem. In some cases, you may need the replacement of the ignition switch, but the cylinder will have no problem. If you need help concerning this issue, contact United Locksmith.
KIA Key Fob Replacement
The increasing technology and the current era, car manufacturers, have decided to produce cars with key fobs and remotes so that a car can be started remotely or by use of a push-button ignition. This kind of key in Kia vehicles is not like the traditional keys. However, the replacement of the Kia key fob is similar to the replacement of the Kia car key.
A Kia key fob is another kind of a key. It does not need cutting when replacing but instead requires programming. However, one may wish to a new key blank cut so that the car doors can be locked and opened using the physical key and do not depend entirely on the Kia key fob.
The story of Kia Motor Corporation
originates back from 1944 when it was actually a manufacturer of steel tubing and bicycle parts. This later grew to include motorcycle and bicycle manufacturing,
and finally car making, which led us to the large car making corporation that
we know today. Kia Motors America was incorporated
in the United States in 1992.
Folks at Kia are dedicated to making technologically
advanced, great quality cars which explain
the huge demand for Kia cars. They are committed
to developing the perfect the perfect vehicle for you. That is why each step of
car production is given due time, attention, and effort so as to get the best
How are Kia cars made? Car production is
divided into multiple steps with the first one being
the design. Designing the car is done with proper enthusiasm and care so as to satisfy the
Once the design is completed, engineering
can begin. The car’s features and performance are determined and that includes
body structure design, VH analysis, powertrain etc. After the engineers do their
magic, the car is then put to test under various conditions so as to check the
ability and performance of the car. Multiple tests are performed such as low-temperature test, high-temperature test, snow and rain test, road simulation, tire
testing, water tightness test etc.
If the testing is successfully completed, the next step can begin. The car then
goes into production and is
mass-produced. Car production starts with the manufacturing process where the liquid is poured into a mold containing a cavity for the desired shape of
parts of the car. The metal is then
pressed under high pressure Into the desired panel. The next steps of the car production include
engine assembly, body assembly, painting the car, and inspection. Thus all
parts of the car are assembled into a perfect final product which is a Kia car.
Finally, once the production is over, the car is tested on the road.