Owning your dream car is an experience like no other, and when that car is a Mercedes there is no real price to put on it. Mercedes is a company that stands for elegance and design. If you are a proud owner of a Mercedes then no wonder that you cherish the Mercedes key that is provided with the car as it is not simple like normal car keys. It comes with enhanced security systems for the safety of your car.
The most common problem with car owners is one of losing your car keys. It doesn’t matter if you own a Mercedes or any other car this is a problem everyone has faced once in their lifetime if not more. But the issue with losing a Mercedes car key is that it costs quite a bit of money to get a new one.
While you might be able to handle the expense but at a point, your mind will not be at ease for spending so much money on such a common mistake that could happen to anybody. We always recommend keeping your car keys safe, but accidents do happen and you might lose them or they might get damaged in a way making it unsuitable for further use. In this case, you need to get a new Mercedes key and if you don’t want to spend the money then this article is for you.
There are many techniques to get a new Mercedes key, but the below-mentioned ones are the best and cheapest ways to replace a Mercedes key.
First way: Get it on Amazon
Over the last few years, Amazon has expanded its global consumer base so much that today there is hardly any kind of product that is not available on the eCommerce platform. Car accessories are not an exception and Amazon even has a specially dedicated section for the cars which is called ‘My garage’. Almost all the things you are looking for your car may be available here.
Now to get the keys for your Mercedes you can’t simply search for it in the search bar. First of all, you need to log in to Amazon with your account and then go to the ‘My Garage’ section. There you need to search for blank keys that are completely unprogrammed and uncut. It might be a little difficult to get the keys you are looking for, so try to refine the search using the filter in the search bar.
You might need to buy the remote for locking and unlocking the cars also. Some of the modern Mercedes cars combine the remote and the key into a single device. Also, make sure that you have found the correct keys for your car and if you have any confusion regarding this then you can search for it on google or any Mercedes forum.
The only two problems with this method are that it takes quite a bit of a time to get the key delivered to you and even after delivery you will need to code the key for your car yourself which everyone is not capable of.
Second way: Contact the local mobile locksmith
This is an important way as it doesn’t matter if you adopt the previous way or not you are going to need someone to cut and code the keys for your car. Getting a mobile locksmith is the best way to get this done. And if unfortunately enough, you have lost all the keys to your Mercedes then the locksmith can come to your house and work on it. It’s very good if you can get a locksmith who specializes in Mercedes cars then he can get your car ready and running on the roads in a few hours at the max.
Some of the locksmiths are good enough to supply you with the keys as well as cut and code it for you. If you happen to get hold of such a mobile locksmith then he can solve your problem easily. It’s better to discuss your problem with the locksmith beforehand as if he thinks that it can be done, then this is a few hours job at the max. Mercedes is one of the first few companies to install electronic locks in their cars making it more secure and developing the keys more difficult hence it’s important to make sure that your locksmith is equipped enough to handle the job at hand.
Third way: Code your key
You can code your key if you are that brave and understand the technicalities of the program. But to give a fair warning that the Mercedes keys are much more complicated to program than other car keys. Also, you need to keep in mind the following points to program a Mercedes key:
- You can only program the older ‘Flip’ Mercedes car keys by yourself. If your car uses the modern Mercedes ‘Smart’ keys then you will have to go to the Mercedes dealer or see an expert as there is no other option.
- The keys that are used as replacements are considered as a spare key and hence the Mercedes car allows you to only create and program the spare key.
- Once you have programmed the spare key you can never reprogram it for another car. But you can reprogram it as many times as needed until you do it right.
- You cannot program a replacement key or master key by yourself and if you have lost that then you need to contact the dealership to get you a new master key.
If all of this goes in vain and you cannot get hold of a locksmith or find the right keys or fail to program it yourself, then as a last resort you have to go to the Mercedes dealership and they will provide you with the master key. It’s not cheap, but the most secure option. The above mentioned three options are the cheapest ways to replace a Mercedes key. If you don’t want to spend a hefty amount of money at the dealership then try out the above methods to easily get the keys replaced and also cut back on the expenses.