Today’s car keys are far more advanced than they were a generation ago. That’s why replacing a car’s key and remote can cost hundreds of euros. Key Protection not only covers against the expense of lost or damaged keys, but offers peace of mind in helping eliminate the hassles of an already stressful situation.
How much is a replacement car key?
You’ll probably have to pay an excess charge (your compulsory, plus any voluntary excess) for replacement keys, but check your policy documents.
The excess is a nuisance, but if you don’t have cover it’s a costly bill – in 2018, the average cost just to replace a car key was €250.
The price depends on the car and key you have. Generally, the more sophisticated the key the more it’ll cost – and remote keys tend to cost more.
Your car might need taking to a garage for work to be completed too. If your key was stolen, parts in your car will need to be replaced or altered to take a new key.
And if there’s a delay, you’ll probably need a hire car – it all adds up quickly.