Car Interior

FAQ

What does FOB stand for?

FOB abbreviation stands for Frequency Operated Button, usually known as car remotes

Why should you change your key fob / car remote battery with us?

At Newton Auto Keys our batteries are our fast-moving inventory, this will ensure that you get fresh batteries when you change it with us.  All batteries will self-discharge and it cannot be completely avoided, as batteries generate electricity due to a chemical reaction inside the cell. This happens when it is connected to a device that needs power. However, the reaction could also happen at a smaller scale, when the battery’s electrodes are not connected. That means that the battery’s charge gradually reduces over time.

How often should the car remote battery be replaced?

A key fob battery would will usually last around three to four years before it needs to be replaced. Not having a fully functional key fob can lead to a lot of frustration and stress.

What are warning signs of a bad or failing key fob battery?

1. Reduced signal strength

If you notice that your key remote does not unlock your car, lock your car, or start the engine for those with the automatic start button as early as it should, it's probably time to replace the battery.

2. More than one click needed to unlock the doors

A fully functional key fob will be able to unlock the doors on a car in just a one click. If it starts to take more effort to unlock the doors of the car, this is a common sign that the battery has worn out and needs to be replaced.

3. The key fob does not work consistently

The fob is working properly, it should activate any button when pressed. Newer keys are also responsible for triggering the ignition system and send an electronic signal to the vehicle ECU to permit the driver to press a "start" button. Should this function becomes inconsistent, it's is usually due to the battery wearing out.