There are not too many feelings worse than discovering that you have lost your car keys. We depend on our cars to get us from point A to point B, and without the keys, it is impossible to operate the vehicle. Discovering you have lost the keys usually happens when you are ready to leave and it can be a very stressful situation.

If you are in Tampa, Brandon, Wesley Chapel, and surrounding parts of Florida's Tampa Bay area, learn about what you can do if you lose your car keys.


You can go to the dealership, but that will take up a lot of time.

For many people, the first instinct might be to visit the auto dealership where you bought your car. But to get there, you will need to first tow your car to their location because they will not come to you. They will need your car there so they can program a new key for it, and they may not even be able to program it right then if they do not have the correct parts on hand. You could end up waiting on them for several days to replace your key for you, which takes up a lot of your time. Dealerships also charge a lot of money for new car key replacements.

Instead of going straight to the dealership, consider other options that may be faster and more economical.


Find a trusted mobile locksmith who can come directly to your location.

Honda key replacement performed by a mobile locksmith in Tampa Bay, FL.

Do not waste your time and money at a dealership when you need to replace lost car keys in the Tampa Bay area. Find a mobile locksmith who has lots of reviews and seems like they can be trusted. At Cheap Lock & Key, we can arrive at almost any location within the area in 30 minutes and can immediately get to work replacing your key for you. Once we arrive, we safely unlock your car and then use our specialized equipment to cut or program a new key on the spot so that you can use your car and get back on the road to where you need to go.

Some types of vehicles require special equipment for new key creation and will need a locksmith trained in making a key for them. These types of vehicles, such as European makes, include:

Please note that you will need to prove to the locksmith that you are indeed the owner of the car, otherwise they may not be able to unlock it for you. Once they see proof of ownership, they can proceed with making you a new key.


Did you lose your car keys in the Tampa Bay area? Give our mobile locksmiths a call.

In Wesley Chapel, Tampa, Brandon, and other surrounding communities in the Tampa Bay area, the highly skilled locksmiths at Cheap Lock & Key provide expert mobile locksmith services to anyone who needs key replacement, key repair, and much more. If you lost your car keys, we can assist. Give us a call at (813) 545-5462 and we can provide you with an estimate and head straight to you.