Faqs

What is a Smart Key?

The technology used to enter and start cars equipped with Smart Keys relies on a computer chip being present in the remote and the vehicle.

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Who can program a car key?

You may be able to program your own key, or you may be required to use a locksmith to cut & program the keys depending on the make/model of your vehicle. Some vehicles allow you to program a car key yourself. You will need at least one working copy of your key....

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What is a chip key, transponder key or programmable key?

These keys make it harder for a thief to steal your car. While it might be a bit expensive for the consumer to duplicate or replace this key, it ultimately works as planned. Chip keys have codes that enable them to with with vehicles using a transponder system. Your...

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Can I buy my own locks and have you install them?

You may. But check our prices first. We provide commercial grade hardware from many manufacturers at prices comparable to "big box" stores. Your security needs should be evaluated before you select a manufacturer and grade of hardware.

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How do I know I can trust you?

Just ask. We will supply references, proof of insurance and business licenses upon request. We are a member of the Better Business Bureau with an A+ rating.

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How do I know I won’t get ripped off?

First, check for a physical address and legitimate business name. The phone books and online searches are full of phony operators. Locksmiths with toll free numbers are suspect. Often the biggest ads quoting the cheapest prices are frauds. Second, make sure the...

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Can you make a key when I have lost mine?

Our expert locksmiths are able to "impression" a key from a lock in most instances on older makes and models of vehicles. Sometimes it's easier to just replace the cylinder in a house lock. New vehicles with "transponder" keys are more difficult. A transponder is a...

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Will you damage my car or door lock?

We take every precaution to ensure that our service tools do not damage your car or house door. Sometimes the weather stripping on your car window is old and brittle and our entry make exacerbate the problem. Occasionally accidents do happen and we are fully insured...

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