Another day, another broken Renault key card and by broken I mean broken in half…. When calling for a replacement Renault key card customers often ask me why the cards stops working or how to take a proper care of it. In my opinion the best course of action is not to sit on your Renault key card, don’t put it in the washing machine, don’t treat it as a bookmark, don’t drop it, don’t step on and please I am begging don’t use your cutlery in the card reader. But jokes a side I will try to give some useful tips and tricks on how to take a good care of your Renault key card.
A lot of our customers tried to repair the key cards themselves or used so called repair experts. Why have they become our customers and needed a replacement Renault key card? The answer is simple, the matrix of any Renault key card is very fragile and should never be handled by an unexperienced person. What’s more Renault key card were not designed to be open so on many occasions the key card gets damaged while opening the shell of the key card. The so called key card repair experts are just there to get your money 7 out of 10 repairs ends up in key card being more damaged. Which leads to a situation where you can’t even unlock your car and we need to break into it. Fortunately we now what we are doing and as long as your emergency lock (which can be found on the front passengers door) is not damaged we can gain entry to your car without breaking the windows or bending your door. Many of our customers also posted out their key cards in hope of getting them fixed and never saw them again, the repair people either vanished into thin air, never answered their calls or simply lost their key cards. Frustrating isn’t it? Even if the repair goes well you are left without your car for at least a week, in my opinion it is not the best solution and another very important thing – you will not get a warranty on the job provided. To put it in simpler terms – your key card may stop working a week after the repair and you will be back to square one, which is needing a replacement Renault key card. Another worrying thing about having your key card repaired is that you are sending it out to someone you don’t know along with your registration number and you address. Do I need to say more? Unfortunately there is a lot of people out there who may want to take advantage of your situation and the worst part of the story is that if your car would get stolen the insurance will not cover your losses as you haven’t protected your Renault key card, but posted it to someone you don’t know….
I went a bit off topic here, but at the same time I think that these points are very important and useful as not everybody have them in mind when looking for the most cost effective way of getting your Renault key card repaired or replaced. Ok, let’s go back to the subject of taking good care of your Renault key card, for those of you who were lucky enough to have a key less Renault key card, the solution is very simple, dedicated one compartment in your purse, laptop bag, backpack or bag where you will keep your Renault key card safe. With a hands free key card you don’t need to bother with putting it into the card reader, just have it in the car to start it up, just please don’t keep it in your pockets as eventually your Renault key card will end up in a washing machine or you will sit on it. For the owners of regular key cards there is also a simple solution, for about £5 you can purchase a Renault key card pouch, which will protect your card when your drop it or from being squashed in your bag.
Hope this article was helpful and you will not need a replacement Renault key card soon, if you do, let us know and we will do our best to help you asap. We will visit you with a new and genuine Renault key card, program it by your home and put you back on the road in no time.