Whether you prefer to cut keys “in house” or want someone to handle it all, Car Keys Express is the “one-stop-shop” for key replacement. A recent case study compared our competitor’s Direct Purchase solution to Car Keys Express Direct Purchase and Van Service. Results of the study show Car Keys Express consistently saved the client time, expense, and operational headaches versus the competitor’s solution.
Feedback from our competitor’s former customers indicates an average 10% of keys and remotes ordered from the vendor were not in stock. What’s worse, many times unavailability isn’t discovered until the next day. These delays in inventory supply mean lost rental revenue and could have additional cost implications if the customer decides to have an OEM key overnighted or has to tow the vehicle to the dealership. Car Keys Express offers a 96% in-stock rate for all keys in our van inventory. Many times, same-day van service is available.
When you’re cutting keys in house, staying up-to-date on the latest equipment and training can be difficult. Whether we provide backup van service or ship needed devices, Car Keys Express will save your operation the time, expense, and hassle of towing a vehicle to the dealership and waiting for key service. We’re the world’s largest key replacement company. With over 450 employees dedicated to keys, we’re THE industry experts. We are consistently first to market with the devices and programming equipment knowledge to cover the latest models and luxury brands. We even offer online and hands-on training for your employees.
Unlike our competitor, keys are all we do. Key replacement can be complex, especially if you work with a vendor who isn’t a key expert. Car Keys Express can save you time, money, and hassle with expert technical support. We’re in over 8,000 cities in the U.S. and Canada, cutting thousands of keys every day. We have more technical experience and industry knowledge than any other key vendor. Our in-house technical support team is just a phone call away when your employees need help cutting or programming a key.
Our competitor can’t offer backup van service when you need it. We have hundreds of technicians across the country, driving vans stocked with over 5,000 of the most common keys. Whether you miscut the last key in inventory or are having issues programming a smart key, when you're in a pinch, we’re just around the corner.
Our competitor’s key replacement service is not the most cost effective solution. No matter which key replacement solution you choose—direct purchase or van service—it’s easier and costs less with Car Keys Express. Our direct purchase pricing is, on average, 30% less than the competition. Our signature van service also costs less than the competitor’s solution and is comparable to Car Keys Express Direct. Both solutions offer your operation significant cost savings.
The table below reflects average costs associated with our competitor’s Direct Purchase, Car Keys Express Direct, and Car Keys Express Van Service.
Car Keys Express Direct
Car Keys Express Van Service
|Labor (selection & cutting) 2||$9.23||$9.23|
|Labor (locating & programming) 3||$12.30||$12.30|
|Dealership Keys 5||$60.75||$4.05|
|Backup Van Service 6||$14.57|
|Defective Keys 9||$3.25||$0.00|
|Cutting Equipment 10||$0.75||$0.75|
|Programming Equipment 11||$0.83||$0.83|
|Programming Tokens/Fees 12||$0.22||$0.22|
|Key Codes 14||$0.38||$0.63|
|Daily Depreciation 13||$50.00||$0.00|
|Mobile Vans 15||$$||$$|