Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, our car specialists can make new car keys even if you have lost your only key. Our car key Replacement service available for all makes and models of vehicles. For more inforamtion click here: Car Key Replacement
Rekey means to change the key for existing lock, the old key will no longer work and you'll get a new set of keys. For more informtion about rekeying locks click here: Rekey Locks
Keys marked "Do Not Duplicate," or " Do Not Copy," or "Unlawful to Copy" (other than some very specific US government keys) indeed may be duplicated legally. Prior to the advent of true high security keying systems such as Medeco, stamping ordinary keys with "Do Not Duplicate" was a precarious way to control key duplication. Locksmiths are well able to duplicate keys when the head of the key covered up or has been brocken off. That is where the "Do Not Duplicate" is located. Therefore many locksmiths recognize that having the "Do Not Duplicate" is at best a false sense of security. There could easily be many duplicates of that key made without your knowledge or permission.
A master key is a key that works all of the locks on a house or business. The locks first have to be set up by a professional locksmith to work on a master key system. There are many different levels possible in a key system, to include a Master, Grand Master and Great Grand Master.And just so you know, there is no such thing as a master key that works on cars. There are locksmith tools called Tryout Keys and some corporations might have their vehicles on Fleet Keys but those are things entirely different from master keys. For more information about master key click here: Master Key System
A key that has a device imbedded inside which transmits and receives data. These devices contain one of over a trillion unique codes. When the key is inserted into the ignition, the transponder sends a signal to a disc-shaped antenna mounted behind the steering wheel. If the signal is recognized by the vehicles immobilizer, then the engine will start. If the signal is not recognized or has been weakened by damage to the transponder then the immobilizer will shut down vital operating systems to the engine and it will not run. This technology greatly reduces the risk of auto theft and provides a peace of mind for the vehicles owner. For more information about transponder key click here: Transponder Key
In most cases you can keep your existing locks, you can have a locksmith code them alike. This is refered to "Keyed Alike". An easy test to see if your existing locks are able to be keyed alike, is to see if the one common key will enter the cylinders (keyway) on the other locks. Generally, if one common key will enter all locks, then they can all be "Keyed Alike". If your locks are not compatible, you may be able to use most of your locks, and need to purchase 1 or 2 to accomplish your goal. Consult with your locksmith, we can help get you on the right track, with a minimum amount of money spent.
Every car is programmed differently. Most Transponder keys come preprogrammed with a fixed code. This means that it cannot be changed to match the vehicle. The solution to this is to program the vehicle to recognize the new code. This is done with a variety of equipment depending on the year make and model of the vehicle.
A mobile locksmith will charge a trip fee of $19. Parts and labor costs are depending on the type of every job.
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