How a Locksmith Makes a Car Key

Car key technology isn’t what it used to be. Back in the day, replicating a car key was just as easy as copying a house key. But today’s makes and models of cars are coming equipped with keys that house microchips or other sensory information. If you’re needing a duplicated key, you might feel obligated to head to the dealership. However, the friendly locksmiths from Unlock Indy LLC just might be able to help, and here’s how.

How a Locksmith Makes a Car Key

Step 1: Identify the Car Key

Our first step in replicating your car key is identifying your vehicle’s make and model. With this information in hand, our expert locksmith can correctly match the blank key. During this initial step, we will determine whether or not we can replicate your vehicle’s key. If we can’t, you will likely need to contact the dealership.

Step 2: Cut and Program the Keys

If you drive an older make and model, you might still use a traditional turn-key. In this case, our car locksmith with match a blank key and cut it to the car’s factory specifications. We have all the tools and codes necessary to get the cut right, so you never have to worry about a faulty car key. If you use a remote fob or drive a keyless vehicle, we’ll source a blank fob and microchip. Then, using the exact codes from the manufacturer, we can program your new key fob.

Step 3: Testing

Our last step is to test your new car key. We will make sure it opens all your doors, unlocks the trunk, and even try it in the ignition. Testing the new car keys that we’ve cut or programmed for you is part of our quality control. In most cases, our cuts work on the first try, but we like to make sure with a quick test before handing over your new set.

We’re Here 24/7

It’s true what you’ve heard: Not all heroes wear capes. Sometimes they wear polos and khakis and drive a van to the rescue! While the Unlock Indy LLC team can’t rescue cats from trees, we can provide you with various locksmith services, including rekeying your home or business and new lock installation, and we do this all 24/7! So, if you live in the Indianapolis, IN, area, feel free to pick up the phone and call us at (317) 590-2842, day or night.

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