When you lose your car key, there’s the inconvenience of not using your car. Additionally, you have to deal with an unplanned errand to get a new key made, and there’s the cost of a new key too.
Replacing a car key can be a confusing and frustrating experience. Sometimes the key breaks, while other times, it may bend or wear down until it no longer functions properly. Losing a key is particularly disappointing with the constant worry that, part-way through the process of remaking the key, the owner will find the old key somewhere obvious like the pocket of a jacket that was misplaced. Whatever the reason, every car requires at least a working so, the key is essential to proper car use.
At Los Angeles Car Keys, our technicians are available day and night, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and all year round. Just give us a call, and we will regularly get to your location within minutes to make your new keys right on the spot! We can make a:
- Car key copy or duplication.
- New key without a key.
- Transponder keys and program.
- High-security car keys
- Keyless entry keys
Across numerous occasions, we get phone calls from customers who lament over the loss of their car keys and want to know if we could be of assistance. The answer is yes, and this how!
Getting the Key Code
Every lock cylinder on a car has a unique key code that can be translated by your local locksmith to a key cut. Some customers have the original key code in their glove box. It’s usually on a small tag that you receive when purchasing the vehicle. In other cases, we decode the lock with special pick tools, which allows us to discover the biting, however, if all of those as mentioned earlier above fails, we can use your VIN to get that specific key code to your car.
We utilize a special high-end key cutting machine to cut the key for you, on-site, regardless of your location. Is your car key sophisticated, don’t worry, we have you covered. Our key cuts include both regular and high-security keys (laser cut).
Programing the Key
Almost all vehicles that were manufactured after the year 2000 have an immobilizer system. An immobilizer system means that the key fob or just that regular plastic head key has a chip (transponder) inside that communicates with the immobilizer system to allow you to start your car.
To complete the process, we connect a car key programmer through the OBD port of your vehicle to communicate with the ECM or the car’s computer in other words and let it know we want it to learn a new key.
At Los Angeles Car Keys, Locksmithing and car security are our passions, and we’re here to help everyone find the security solutions they need. We service the Greater Los Angeles area. Connect (424-345-1437) with our locksmith team in Los Angeles Car Keys for any locksmith solutions!