replace lost car keys

A car locksmith can replace lost car keys for all cars models & key types, such as remote fobs requiring programming. Most cars in the United States from 1990 and up have key codes saved on file with the manufacturers.


If you can prove ownership of your vehicle, a car key can be made with the Vehicle Identification Number, aka VIN. Once a key code is picked from the VIN, a car key can be cut. We can buy key blanks for any make or model of car available on the market today.


A locksmith will require a key blank, a file, and a vice grip to carry out successfully this key cutting procedure. Impressioning a lock means putting the correct key blank into the lock and then turning it to attach the pins within the lock cylinder. This binding process will help the locksmith determine the sections that need to be filed down on the key blank.


lost car keys


Several dealers use the services of outside locksmiths for replacement keys, and many locksmiths can cut and program the same key for about 50% less cost than a dealership. Car locksmiths also have better pricing compared to the dealership.


It also requires the locksmith to insert and remove the key from the lock multiple times to get all the needed cuts. Verify the cost of service with your locksmith before you authorize any work performed on your vehicle.


Keys are priced differently by vehicle make and model, key style, keycode/ pin code service, labor, key programming, and cost. The two kinds of key codes are blind code and bitting code; both are alphanumeric codes assigned to specific models of locks and keys.


Regardless of what kind of car key replacement you need, we are here to help. To get a replacement car key without the original, you will have to choose between the dealership and a locksmith.


Our Company Details:

Locksmith Tech
San Francisco, CA
(415) 340-0752