Car Keys Replacement & Copies
24/7 Emergency Locksmith
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Your car keys are an important feature of your car. Not only are they needed to start your vehicle, but they also give you access to the inside. Car keys may not seem like a very important item in your life until something happens. There are many problems that can arise when car keys are involved, from losing your keys to them breaking in the ignition.
Luckily, 24/7 Emergency Locksmith can help solve these problems for you. Our locksmith professionals can ensure you get the quality service you need in a timely manner, so that you can get back on the road again. We are available 24/7 to provide emergency car key assistance. With on-site key cutting services, we will have you back on the road in no time. If you’re in need of an automotive locksmith specialist, contact 24/7 Emergency Locksmith for fast and reliable assistance.
There are many issues that can occur with car keys. While most people think that the only problems include losing your car keys or locking them in your vehicle, there are several other issues that you may run into. Especially with car key technology changing and advancing, more and more problems become possible. Some of the most common problems include:
Lost Car Keys
This car key issue doesn’t need to be explained, but the thing you need to worry about is that this can happen anywhere. You can be one of the lucky ones and misplace your car keys somewhere in your home or at work. Or you can be unlucky and lose your keys in a store, the wilderness, or in a giant place like the zoo. It happens. You can lose your car keys anywhere you go, and depending on where you are when you lose them, the time it takes for help to arrive is important.
24/7 Emergency Locksmith can be there in a hurry and get you a replacement key in no time at all! You will be able to get back on the road and move on with your life before you know it! It doesn’t matter what time you call us or where you are in the Lehigh Valley or Allentown area, we will be there to help! If you’ve lost your car keys, call us right away at (484) 240-5526. One of our experienced locksmiths will come to you, cut you new car keys, and program them, expeditiously!
Broken Car Key
Yes, it is possible to break your car key. Just like the other parts of your car, your car key can become worn out over time and may eventually break. Your car key has the potential of breaking in the lock, the ignition, or breaking if you drop them on the hard pavement. While that last one is pretty unlikely, you never know! Car keys can break and applying too much pressure to them in the ignition may cause your older key to snap in half.
If this ever does happen, contact 24/7 Emergency Locksmith before doing anything else! We will be able to extract your car key from the lock or ignition, carefully as to not damage any inner workings of your vehicle. After we extract the broken key, we will be able to cut you a new key, right then and there, allowing you to carry on as though nothing has happened.
Stuck In Ignition
Another issue that can occur is that your car key can become stuck. If your car key gets stuck in the ignition or won’t turn, you may not know who to call. Contact 24/7 Emergency Locksmith to come and help you! We can not only help remove the car key, but we can also determine if this occurred due to an issue with the key or the ignition.
While a car key repair or replacement will be the simplest fix in this case, we can also help if you need an ignition repair. Our locksmith professionals can also provide you with ignition repair services, making us the best choice to help if your car keys become stuck in the ignition.
Car Key Is Worn Out
As we mentioned above, car keys can simply become worn out. While they may not snap in your ignition or break in your door, they can become less efficient and dependable. They may not work as well and may need to be jiggled or held at a certain angle in order to get your car to start. This could cause further issues with your ignition or may cause the key to break eventually. If you notice your key becoming more and more worn out, give us a call!
Our locksmith experts can quickly cut you a new key and help you avoid any further problems. It is better to take care of these issues before anything more serious happens. You will be glad you called our experts once you have that brand new key in your hand and ready to go!
Key Technology Becomes Damaged
While regular old car keys may become damaged or broken, there is a lot more technology in your car keys than you may realize. Unless you have a good old-fashioned all-metal car key, your key like has chips, is programmed, or has some other type of technology. There are several different types of car keys, these include:
Remote head key
Smart key/proximity key
With different technologies, chips, and programmed parts, it is easy for your car keys to suddenly become damaged or stop working properly. If you have one of these keys and notice that is it no longer working as it should, don’t fret! 24/7 Emergency Locksmith has the technology and tool needed to fix your key’s technology! We can help reprogram your key, replace your VATs key, and more! Be sure to contact us if you even have an issue with your key’s inner workings.
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Now that you know a little more about the common car key issues you may face, let’s take a closer look at the car keys we offer and how they work. We carry a large inventory of car keys ranging from transponder keys to push-to-start smart keys for most makes and models.
Basic Metal Key with no Transponder
If your key is just metal from tip to head, then your key is definitely a basic metal key with no transponder. But, if your key has a black plastic head, then while it may be a basic metal key, it also may be a transponder key. Unfortunately, there is no way for you to tell if the plastic head contains a transponder chip. If your car was made after 1998 and is any make other than Kia, Hyundai, or Scion, then your car most likely uses transponder keys. A basic metal car key with no transponder is very easy to make if we have a key to copy from. If you do not have a key then we can still make you a copy, but we will have to use specialized tools and techniques to discover the proper cut code and fabricate a car key for you.
VATS stands for Vehicle Anti-Theft System. These keys are the first chipped key anti-theft feature used by GM. There are 15 different VATS chips, each with a different voltage. If the key turns, but the car doesn’t detect the correct voltage, then the car will not start. If your car is an older GM, and you have a black bubble in your key close to the head, then you have a VATS key. If you lose the key, do not worry. We have the equipment to determine the correct VATS key needed and we stock all the possible VATS keys. We have you covered!
Once upon a time, car keys were very simple pieces of metal with a rubber coated head. Now, almost every Acura vehicle dating back as far as 1998 uses a transponder chip as a second layer of security to prevent automotive theft. Even if your key does not have buttons on it, it doesn’t mean the key isn’t a transponder. The transponder chip is embedded inside the plastic head of your key.
The transponder chip broadcasts a very long sequence of numbers, which is read by a sensor around the ignition lock. The sequence of numbers is unique to every transponder key, like a fingerprint. When a key is created for a car, the transponder’s unique number must be programmed into the car’s computer. This allows the car’s computer to recognize the car key, and the car will start. If the chip is damaged or unprogrammed, the car may start for a moment and then turn off, or just crank but never turn over. If the security light on your dash is flashing, that is a sure sign that the car does not recognize the key and will not start. At 24/7 Emergency Locksmith, we have special tools that allow us to program these special chipped keys to your car’s computer, so they will turn in the ignition and also start the car. Contact us if you need assistance with your transponder key.
Remote Head Key
Remote head keys are keys with a standard metal blade that is inserted into the ignition in order to start the car, but it has a set of remote controls inside the head of the key. Hence, the name “Remote Head Key.” The head of the key is the remote for the car. These have widely replaced the old style separate remotes. We have special tools that allow us to program these special remote head keys to your car’s computer so they will turn in the ignition, start the car, and the buttons will perform their designed functions. If you need a new remote head key, contact us! We will be there to help in a hurry.
Smart Key/Proximity Key
Smart key and proximity key are two terms to describe the same thing. Smart keys are keys that may remain inside your pocket at all times. You approach the vehicle and the doors will unlock by just touching the handle, and when you enter the vehicle you don’t need to pull out your key, you just press a button or turn the ignition and the car starts. Cars equipped with this kind of new key technology are very convenient. A convenience you will pay for if you ever lose your car key. Smart keys tend to be fairly expensive, usually more so than their less sophisticated remote head counterparts. We have special tools that allow us to program these special smart keys to your car’s computer so they will start the car and the buttons will perform their designed functions. While losing your smart key may seem like a huge loss, rest assured knowing that our locksmith experts can replace your smart key and get you on the road again!
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24/7 Emergency Locksmith is the top automotive locksmith specialists in the Lehigh Valley area, capable of cutting and programming car keys for most makes and models of cars. No matter how you lost or broke your car key, or no matter what other issues your key is having, we can quickly fabricate a replacement car key. We stock a large variety of transponder car keys, VATS car keys, remote head keys, and proximity smart keys for all your replacement car key needs.
While losing your car keys can be stressful and embarrassing, we understand that having a replacement car key as quickly as possible is the best way to alleviate your concerns. A lost or broken car key is already an inconvenience, so we make sure that having a car key replacement is as convenient as possible. You can rest assured that 24/7 Emergency Locksmith has the replacement for your lost key in stock and ready to be delivered to you. Contact us with any questions you have about your car keys or to request assistance with your lost, broken, and damaged car key!
Frequently Asked Questions
Below are some of the questions that we get asked frequently about car keys and our car key locksmith services. If you have questions, be sure to read these and feel free to call us at 484 891 1922 with any additional questions.
What documents will I need before I will receive my replacement car key?
We will need a Driver’s License, and an official document such as insurance, registration, title, or bill of sale, that ties you to the car before we are able to give you a replacement car key.
Do I need to make an appointment to get a car key replacement?
No, you do not need an appointment to get a replacement car key. We require little notice and can usually be at your location within 20 minutes to make you a replacement car key.
I lost my car key and have nothing for you to copy, can you still make me a replacement car key?
Yes, we can make you a car key replacement even if you have nothing. 90 percent of the replacement car keys we make are made from scratch.
What forms of payment do you accept when making replacement car keys?
We accept cash or card. We accept every debit or credit card as payment when making replacement car keys.
If you are having any issues with your car keys, be sure to contact our expert locksmiths! We can help you with any and all of your key problems, from cutting you a new key to reprogramming your transponder. We can help you get back on the road again in no time!