Car keys have become a major expense for many households. Virtually all new cars use keys that must be programmed into the car's memory before the car will start. Many locksmiths have gotten out of the car key industry because of the high cost of equipment purchases, software updates and continued education in the car key industry.
Adding an extra key to virtually any car can be done by automotive locksmiths. There is no need to have to go to the dealer anymore except for a select few. Not all automobile locksmiths are the same however. We keep current with the latest car key programmers and key cutting equipment in order to keep up with the constant evolving world of car key security requirements. If we can't make your extra key, then no other locksmith will be able to either, unless they have dealer functional tools.
We do have dealer equivalent tools for many makes and models of cars and motorcycles. It is sometimes necessary to diagnose a vehicle to determine what problem is preventing a key from being accepted into the vehicle's memory. We offer reflash services for many cars such as Subaru, Toyota, Lexus, Honda and others.