If you need lost keys replaced, it means you did not have a duplicate key. Key duplication saves you when you lose your key. To duplicate your key, you need to present us with the physical key, and we will create a new key from the one you present.
If you do not have a key already, what you need will be code cutting, which involves cutting a new key. When duplicating, programming of fobs and transponder chips is not part of the process. Although we can still program your modern key, the duplication process doesn’t include that.
Call us at (347) 770-5525 and we will work with you to produce a duplicate key for emergencies.
You could get a duplicate key from your local hardware store. However, sometimes a car key is more complex than you think. If there is a transponder chip on the key, you will need more than a duplicate physical key.
There is also the challenge of some hardware stores using a duplicate key to produce for you another same key. Sometimes the used key is so different from what your lock can take, and you end up with a lock key that won’t work.
We Have the Right Machines
A machine determines how long it takes to duplicate a key, how precise the process is, and how we use it to copy the key. If you take your car to a hardware store with an old duplicator machine, the operator will need to have the skills to cut the key precisely.
We have automatic machines. These do not need advanced cutting skills, and they are exact. However, your type of car keys will determine the device you can use to cut the key. There are two main types of key cutters; traditional key cutters and laser key cutters.
If a cutter can be used to cut a house key, then that is a traditional cutter. They can cut a key with cuts at the top and bottom of the blade. You only need the existing key fixed in place and scanned for duplication.
This machine requires us to cut both sides of the new key. The locksmith needs to quickly move the blank key to cut the other side of the key.
Laser key cutters are ideal when you need to cut a key with biting on one side of the blade. While they are known as laser cutters, they do not use a laser to cut. Instead, the machine uses a steel router blade.
These machines are also ideal for tracing and finding a path in the slider key. We mainly need automatic laser cutters when cutting out a slider key. The automatic cutter is more precise. Once you have the key, you need to ensure that it works as it should. If a manual machine was used to duplicate the key, testing the key is even more critical.
We ensure that our technicians get to you in 20 to 30 minutes from your call time. This depends on how close you are to an available technician. Our technicians are always on the move and ready to pick your call and head your way. They will keep constant communication with you as they make their way to where you are, so you do not get too anxious.
We can unlock and service all types of cars, thanks to our highly trained and experienced personnel. We have years of experience opening all kinds of vehicles, including luxury models. You need not worry about your car being too complicated for technicians because the chances are that they have dealt with that exact model a significant number of times.
Our expert technicians always assess your car’s condition and advise you on the estimated time the procedure will take before they begin. A standard car unlocking will probably take five minutes. If our technician needs to use a key to unlock your car, the service’s duration will depend on how complex the key is. We will notify you of the estimated time to open your car before we start working on it.
No! Our technicians have been highly trained to anticipate and maneuver a wide range of car lock situations with great precision and care. We guarantee that your ca will be unlocked without as much as a scar on its body. If the lock system cannot be functional after opening, our technician will be glad to replace it for you so that your car remains in perfect condition.
Key cutting refers to both duplicating an existing key and cutting one in case you lose your key. When we are duplicating, we need to have the physical key from your dealer. When replacing, we do not need a physical key to produce one for you.
We can duplicate any key as long as you bring the physical key with you. If you need an intelligent key, you will need our key fob and transponder program service.
The duplicate key should work immediately you receive it unless there is a transponder that needs programming. We have the experience to duplicate for you a key that works directly. If you take the key to a simple duplicator, some mistakes might occur, including:
• Incorrect orientation of the key
• Inconsistent pressure
• Wrong choice of key blank
• Improper calibration of the key
• Improper key placement
If there is improper placement of the key, the machine will not have enough grip, and the key may not open your lock. That is why you need our professional locksmith services.
Why don’t you give us a call on (347) 770-5525. We will be quick to answer your call and help you out.