The process of making a car key
Updated: Feb 8, 2019
A lot of times we get phone calls from customers who say "I don't know if you can help me but I lost all my car keys" the answer is yes and this how;
GETTING THE KEY CODE
Every lock cylinder on 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 buying the vehicle.
in other cases we decode the lock with special pick tools which allows us to discover the biting and if all fail we can use your vin number to get that specific key code to your vehicle.
CUTTING THE KEY
We use special high end key cutting machine to cut the key for you, on site no matter where you are by the biting we acquired both regular and high security keys(laser cut).
*press the picture to watch a video of key cutting.
PROGRAMING THE KEY
Almost all vehicles that were manufactured after the year of 2000 has an immobilizer system; an immobilizer system means that the key fob or just that regular plastic head key that you have has a chip (transponder) inside that communicates with immobilizer system to allow you to start your car.
In order to complete that process we connect a car key programmer through your OBD port of your vehicle to communicate with the ECM or the cars computer in other words and let it know we want it to learn a new key.