Car Key Replacement Services

A lost or broken key does not have to be a lengthy or costly process to replace. You can enjoy our quick affordable car key cutting services are your location 24 hours a day. Our mobile key-cutting locksmiths can reach you in less than 30 minutes of your calling us!

Our Comprehensive Car Key Cutting Services

Our mobile locksmiths for cars are ready to service all your car key replacement needs 24/7. In the old days, copying a car key was a no-hassle process. Most people would go down to the hardware store and spend about fifty cents on each copy they wanted. Then they would keep the extra copies somewhere and could find an easy replacement if one were to be lost or broken. Nowadays, with technological advancement, this is no longer possible. These days depending on the age and make of your vehicle, the key you may be held may be one of several key varieties.

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Some of the more popular keys we copy include:

  • Standard
  • Transponder
  • Laser-Cut
  • Switchblade
  • Proximity Smart Key

As you progress through this list, the keys grow in complexity and thus the price to replace them does as well.

 As a result of a multitude of added features, replacing a set of keys is no longer a less than a dollar proposition. Although this is not ideal, this is the same reason why someone cannot just jam a screwdriver into your ignition and take off with your car. The following guide will explain how we can easily replace your key so you can get back on the road!

Standard Car Key Replacement

These are the old fashioned keys that are easily copied and replaced. Usually, you find them on older model vehicles from the late 1980s and 1990s. These are very similar to the keys you might have for your home and office and the simplicity and inexpensiveness to replace is matched by the fact that they do not provide much security. For this reason, they have generally been phased out and you do not see them much anymore.

Transponder Car Key Duplication

These look very similar to standard keys, although the feature a larger plastic piece attached to the back of them. Just as people use a transponder for their specific garage door so too do they use this type of key for their particular ignition. The transponder sends a particular signal to the ignition, which provides an added layer of security to the process. Without this signal, the car will not start even if the key turns the ignition. For this reason, you cannot just copy them easily, but need to be sure to go to a reliable car locksmith company just like ours.

Laser-Cut Car Keys

For people who do not pay much attention to keys (a.k.a. everyone besides locksmiths), they probably will not see much a difference between these kinds of keys versus standard aside from the fact that they tend to be a bit larger. The major difference is because, on each side of the key, there is a specific design to match a particular ignition. These are tricky to replace because the technology required to produce these types of keys is quite expensive.

Switchblade Keys Cut On-the-Spot

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The majority of keys on vehicles today are this style. This is what we see with a combination of keyless entry and a key that pops out with the push of a button. Depending on the manufacturer, these may either be laser or standard cut. It is important to note, however, that repairing these keys is not a terribly expensive process. The real issue is when you lose them, as you need a specific unit to work with your car’s individual keyless entry system.

Proximity Smart Key Replacements

Today, these are generally found on most higher-end vehicles though they are gradually starting to permeate the market. These are generally paired with a push-button start system and have the benefit of features such as automatically locking and unlocking doors when you are near or far from the vehicle as well as providing the greatest security for users.

Many of the cars with this type of system do feature a key on them, but this is generally only used to lock and unlock the glovebox as even the doors of these types of vehicles tend to not even have a place for the key. Their only major weakness is that they are frequently lost which can cause two issues of you being both unable to enter and start your car.

Our Mobile Key Replacement Services are Affordable

Regardless of whichever type of key that you have, we can help you and there are a lot of advantages to this. As everyone knows, a trip to your car dealership is never inexpensive. Often times, you go in there expecting to just do one small thing, and somehow they convince you to do hundreds of dollars’ worth of service.

Not only this, but dealer prices are steep for key replacements and oftentimes they can be backed up for days and weeks without you being able to get in for an appointment. Finally, there is the problem of how exactly do you even get to the dealership if you do not have the keys to your car to go there.

We can come to your location no matter where you are or what time of day so you can get going immediately. No matter the year, make, or model of your car, we have the tools you need. Not only this, but we offer roadside assistance so that if you are stranded on the highway or anywhere else inconvenient, our service vehicles have the tools necessary for any job.

What are You Waiting For?

Damaging or losing your keys can be a serious headache. So before you make a costly, and lengthy trip to your local car dealership or spend hours searching around for an automotive locksmith, contact us today.

What Customers Say About Us

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Mark G.
Crockett Blvd

The keys to my office went missing, just disappeared last night. I was so frustrated, besides for being embarrassed in front of my employees, I also didn’t want to lose money due to the delay. I called for a locksmith and Justin came over straight away, he suggested re-keying the lock, in case my keys were stolen, I thought this was a great idea, and that’s what we did, he then made new keys for me on the spot.

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Tyler Goodman
Wilshire Blvd

My office is in Los Angeles and I often need to meet people. So the day my office door stopped to work, I was both sad and upset. My secretary called for me 247 ASAP Locksmiths and I was pleased from the fast job and professional education the guy from Locksmiths have. My work day was safe!

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Sophia Tucker
98th Street

Unexpected situations are always embarrassing and upsetting… especially if you have no time at all! When I realized my garage door wasn’t working I nearly got a heart attack! After a few minutes, I got a great idea and I called 247 ASAP Locksmiths: the guys arrived on time and did an excellent job!