The price of copying the broken key
In addition to the specific factors in the cost of replacing the key blank and the cost of copying the car key, the necessary labor may vary. In the simplest case, copying a corrupted key is no more expensive than simply copying the key. However, if the key has unusual breaks or missing parts, additional work may be required. Since labor is a major consideration in the cost of locksmiths, price can be a very inconsistent variable.
The price of copying the broken key depends on several factors and can vary greatly. The biggest consideration is the cost of replacing the key blank. You can copy the damaged key, but you need a new one. If the lock uses a patented key profile or if the problematic key is a broken car key, the critical blank cost will vary. In the event of a broken car key, the cost may be combined with transponder chip programming.