Older vehicles use a standard key to lock/unlock and start the car. With the advent of wireless technology key fobs can now be used like regular keys. Many modern vehicles are now using keyless entry and keyless start via a key fob. This electronic device is a small component that is either attached to your key or may look like a mock key with buttons that operate as a key. Instead of a traditional key, the key fob works wirelessly to lock/unlock and start the vehicle.
Functions like opening the rear gate, the anti-theft system, locking/unlocking, and starting the car are all tied to the key fob. During a key fob service, technicians will use special tools to open the fob and replace the battery. This will restore its function.
A typical key fob battery should be expected to last 3 or 4 years. The battery life may be more or less than this, but this is a standard timeframe for usage. When the battery in your key fob dies, there may be symptoms beforehand that indicate you need a keyless battery replacement. Some common signs that the key fob battery is no longer functioning include:
Simply put, skipping a key fob battery replacement service could result in loss of access to your vehicle and your car may not start depending on the vehicle type. To avoid this situation, it is recommended to get a keyless battery replacement service.
If you need a key fob battery replacement, contact us at Hagerstown Honda in Hagerstown, MD. We serve the communities in Halfway, Boonsboro, Smithsburg, and Williamsburg, MD as well. Our experienced team of Honda certified auto technicians are equipped with the tools to replace key fob batteries and a complete range of car care services from minor to major maintenance. We look forward to seeing you and hope you will make Hagerstown Honda your preferred auto maintenance stop. Schedule any service appointment online or by phone. We look forward to seeing you!
10307 Auto Pl, Hagerstown, MD 21740