We understand how stressful dealing with a broken remote or automotive security can be, but don't worry, we're here to help.

These days, all modern cars come equipped with sophisticated remote key fobs that are far more convenient to use than a key. When things go wrong, it is not only uncomfortable, but it may also cause your stress levels to skyrocket.

But don't worry; sometimes all it takes to fix a remote is a new battery. Even if it turns out to be anything more serious, your friendly neighborhood automotive locksmith is always available to help.

Let's take a look at the top five reasons why car remotes fail and what you can do about it.

No power

Lithium batteries, which endure a long period, are used in most remote controls. However, the battery will eventually need to be replaced. If your remote becomes unresponsive, the first thing to check is the battery.

Fortunately, batteries are inexpensive and can be replaced in a matter of minutes. As a result, this is a simple fix. If you're stranded anywhere, email us or give us a call and we'll get you back up and running promptly, or bring your remote into our workshop, and we'll take care of it for you.

Needs reprogramming

Your remote must be linked with the vehicle's receiver to function properly. If this is compromised, the key fob will stop working properly. Low batteries are frequently to blame, but shock can also cause the fob to lose its pairing.

The resetting sequence for most remotes can be found in your car's user handbook. If resetting the fob does not resolve the issue, it will need fob key programming. An automotive locksmith or a dealer can perform this.

Damaged transmitter or receiver

As previously stated, your remote communicates with a linked receiver by sending and receiving signals. Your car key remote will not be able to connect if either the transmitter or the receiver are damaged. This frequently occurs after a traumatic event, such as being shocked or being submerged in water.

However, because the symptoms are similar to those of a loss of pairing, this can be difficult to detect. First, try resetting the remote, if it doesn't work, contact a local automotive locksmith.

Other damaged components

Although most remote controls are designed to withstand shock, the components inside may be damaged in extreme circumstances. So, if your remote stops working after being dropped, it's likely that the internal components have been destroyed.

In this instance, purchasing a replacement remote from your automotive locksmith or main dealer is usually more cost-effective. The replacement remote must then be linked with the vehicle's transmitter.

The touch

Your remote may only operate intermittently at times. Start by replacing the battery, as this is generally an indicator that it is low and needs to be changed. It's always more convenient to do this while the remote is still operational.

If this doesn't fix the problem, it could be caused by another car or a defective transmitter. In either case, you should contact your local automotive locksmith, who should be able to promptly diagnose and resolve the issue.

Wrapping up

We understand how stressful dealing with a broken remote or automotive security can be, but don't worry, we're here to help. Whether it is no power or key fob programming, our locksmiths know it all. Our expert automotive locksmiths are familiar with a wide range of car makes and models, so we should be able to get you back on the road quickly.