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Hi all,
Hopefully you can help me.

I lost my 2017 Regal key. I researched online and i get some mixed ideas about where should i get a replacement and how much it cost.
Just was curious if someone here had a similar situation?
Thanks a lot!
 

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we've used online resources for such situations in the past - generally they work out cheaper than going through a dealer, but it's best to go with the ones that someone refers you to, as in someone would have used it already
 

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Hi all,
Hopefully you can help me.

I lost my 2017 Regal key. I researched online and i get some mixed ideas about where should i get a replacement and how much it cost.
Just was curious if someone here had a similar situation?
Thanks a lot!
Hey , benbr17624.
Unfortunately I had the same situation before. Here is some useful information that’s helped me save a lot of time and money. Hope it will help you as well:
I guess there is a huge difference between different keys, models, etc.
Also locksmiths and dealers charge different amounts for the very same key.
It helped me save a lot of money (more than $150).

Generally speaking, to get a replacement key, you have three options:
1.Call an automotive locksmith that offers a mobile service for cars. Here is a phone number for a company that have many different locations and locksmiths: 800-223-1453. I think they work all around the US but not sure. Give them a call and ask.
2.Tow the car to the dealer.
3.Order a key online and have the dealer or locksmith cut and program it for you (if necessary).
Here is the link to read more:
Buick Regal Key Replacement - What To Do, Options, Costs & More

If you do call a locksmith or the dealer, don’t forget to mention some important information so they will check if they have the key blank and the necessary tools to code you the new key:
1.Year, make and model of the car
2.Your exact location including street address and zip (for the locksmith to find you easily)
3.VIN number of the car located on the dashboard – very important
4.Make sure you can show them proof of ownership – otherwise they will not make you a new replacement key.

Regarding the cost, it really depends on the type of key you had.
There are 3 main types of keys:
Non-chip keys: for older models (mostly 2000 and older)
Transponder chip keys – these types of keys must be coded on site with a special machine, otherwise the car wont start. These are more expensive to make
Key fob – push to start – these are the most expensive types of keys. Mostly made for models made after 2015.
The average cost is somewhere between $200-$460. It also depends on your location, time of day, weekend, etc etc.
Here is the link for some additional information:
2021 Car Keys Replacement Cost - Locksmith, Dealer, Online. Tips & More

good luck!
 

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I had similar challenge last mon with my daughters car key fob in fact she s=could not even use her car for close to two because the amount the dealership where charging me was too outrageous
 
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