When it comes to the fob or keys total cost, It always depends on several factors. The cost of car key or remote programming can vary depending on the year make and model of your vehicle and whether you take it to the dealership or to a local automotive locksmith. However, the dealership tends to be the more expensive.
Not all remotes and keys needs to be taken to a Locksmith or a Dealer. There are a lot of vehicles that are on board programmable which means, it can be programmed by the owner themselves without a help from the professionals. These remotes often comes with a programming procedure. In the instructions, there will be several steps that you will need to perform so you can program a new remote.
Programming a DIY remote involves certain actions like putting the key in the ignition and pressing some buttons on the remote. One thing you need to take note of is, not all remotes have the same programming procedure no matter how similar the said remote looks to another vehicle remote. There are a lot of remotes and keys made by the same manufacturer that looks identical but are not interchangeable meaning, they were only made to work on a certain year make and model of a vehicle.
DIY automotive remotes and keys can also be found online in a cheaper price. RemotesAndKeys will help you find the right fob and ignition key for your vehicle. If a vehicle is on board programmable, the remote will come with programming instructions and technical support.