Replacing your car key without breaking the bank

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - When part of your car isn't working the way it should, you know right away if it is going to be an expensive proposition to have it fixed.  The big stuff costs big money.

Did you realize, though, that sometimes the smallest parts of your car can be expensive fixes too?

Gone are the days when it was easy to have a brand new key cut for your vehicle and it cost you less than $5.

Now there is so much technology inside car keys it is getting more and more expensive.

Tonight at 6pm on WBTV I look into what the cost really could skyrocket to and whether there are alternatives to the car dealership to get a replacement key and save some money.

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