We've all heard you get what you pay for. As an illustration, Amazon, and eBay offer a bounty of car keys and remotes for sale. Indeed, many reputable items are for sale there, however, knock off and cheap imitations and copies of car keys also are available online. A variety of vehicles particularly, Nissan and Chrysler, have designed "locked" the keys so that they cannot be used with any other cars. Late model vehicles additionally, require special diagnostic tools in most cases to program duplicate keys. There is no doubt that car manufacturers are trying to limit the aftermarket car keys market, however, we're on your side! We do our best to deliver OEM quality car keys and remotes at a fraction of the typical costs of the dealerships. Moreover, we come directly to your location. After all, lost keys mean you can't drive. http://thecarlocksmith.co.uk/carkeycutting/images/Car-Key-Cutting-Near-Me_4.jpg
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These days most keys have an inbuilt transponder use to prevent theft. This transponder electronically communicates with the vehicle. If the transponder key isn’t programmed to match with the car, then the car won’t start. Most modern cars require these types of keys. If you lose your keys, not only will they need to be recut, they will also need to be reprogrammed.

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CHOICE member Daphne told us her Mazda 3 key needed a new battery, and after two attempts to replace it herself she went to her local dealership, which also couldn't open the key. She says the dealership accused her of tampering with the key by gluing it shut after dropping it. When she demonstrated that both the keys she had for the car wouldn't open properly, she was told she'd have to purchase a new key for more than $200.
A: That depends on the years make and models. Generally speaking, to replace a GMC key ranges between $90-$400. However, that price may change if there is a code available on file, if your GMC key had a chip in it and time of day. In addition, we make replacement car keys for all GMC models, including GMC Terrain, Yukon, Acadia, Canyon, Savana, Sierra and more. Please visit: Lost GMC Keys Replacement
Many locksmiths now have specialized computer equipment to program transponder chip keys, but a single locksmith will not necessarily be equipped to program all brands. And a few brands require two copies of the original key in order to program a duplicate key -- if you don't have two keys available, you'll have to get the duplicate key from the car dealership. Note: Copying an embedded car key onto a standard key blank will produce a key that will let you unlock the car doors but not start the engine -- and some locksmiths are unwilling to make this type of copy.

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Our car keys have an uncanny ability to get lost inside coat pockets or underneath couch cushions — or to disappear altogether. Prior to the 1990s, this wasn't a big deal. You could get a spare key at any hardware store or locksmith shop, not to mention at the car dealership, of course. But because it was easy to copy a key, it was also easy for a thief to steal your car. These days, advances in key technology have made vehicles more difficult to steal, but the price has been costlier key replacements.
Northern NSW-based auto locksmith Adam Marotte has worked with modern car keys since their introduction to the Australian market. He says many people are simply unaware there's an alternative to going through the dealership. "We can cut and code the keys on the spot for most models of car, and we carry the equipment and parts to do so," Marotte says.

I bought these for my son's truck and I'm very satisfied. The dealership quoted me $400 for 2 keys. Low's cut them at no charge and I paid a locksmith $170 to program them. I found 2 procedures for programming with one key on the internet, but I wasn't able to use them, because his lock unlock function no longer worked. I did read a review that said they worked. http://thecarlocksmith.co.uk/carkeycutting/images/Car-Key-Cutting-VW_34.jpg

Data suggests that the cost of replacing car keys is on the rise. A ford Fiesta key cost just £162 back in 2013, but five years on the price has risen by over 41% to £230.  Also in 2013 a replacement key for a Nissan Qashqai would have cost £180, but you can expect to pay as much as £300 if you walked into a Nissan main dealer today. That’s more than a 66% increase! http://thecarlocksmith.co.uk/carkeycutting/images/Average-Cost-Of-Car-Key-Cutting_64.jpg
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Key Fobs: Used for remote, keyless entry, key fobs rely on radio frequencies to lock or unlock your car doors at the push of a button. These electronic remotes are sometimes also equipped with a keyless ignition system. Key fob technology is paired to your vehicle, but because the authentication technology is not present, you can also unlock and start your car using a traditional metal key.

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MS Auto Locksmith have over 5 years worth of experience in the industry. You can trust our highly qualified team to assist with any vehicle related issues. The team are fully equipped with the latest equipment to fix all issues. We pride ourselves in providing cost effective services, we are a low-cost alternative to car dealerships. We strive to reach our customers within a 60 minute time frame.

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On the flip side of things, if you happen to take your key to a trusted local locksmith or the dealership where you got your car, you will be helped by individuals who have been trained to duplicate car keys (among other things). This is the main reason why the car key duplication cost will vary depending on where you have the duplicate made. In addition, local locksmiths and automotive dealers tend to have a much larger inventory and selection of key blanks for you to choose from. If you take a trip down to your local home depot, you will find that they do not have a vast array of key blanks and an especially limited number of car key blanks.

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2. The transponder chip that is fitted within the key allows the vehicle to start and can be duplicated in two ways CLONING or PROGRAMMED. Cloning is the most common form of transponder duplication but both forms do require specialist duplication devices. Mister Minit invests in top of the line equipment to ensure your key is duplicated to the highest standard.
Need a Key? Give us a call! We cut and program transponder keys. We also program proximity and smart keys! Let us know what type of car you have requiring key programming. Our locksmiths cut and program car keys for most makes and models. Additionally, we're able to program many so-called “Dealer Only Car Keys”. If we cannot help you with your car keys we won’t waste your time! Many of your needs are evaluated over the phone. If we cannot assist, we will refer you to a local company who can further assist you. We are a member of the Alabama Locksmith Association, so if we can't get the job done, we know a good locksmith in Alabama that can! If your vehicle has a key that we are able to program the process takes about 30 minutes and the service is performed on site while you wait.

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Our car keys have an uncanny ability to get lost inside coat pockets or underneath couch cushions — or to disappear altogether. Prior to the 1990s, this wasn't a big deal. You could get a spare key at any hardware store or locksmith shop, not to mention at the car dealership, of course. But because it was easy to copy a key, it was also easy for a thief to steal your car. These days, advances in key technology have made vehicles more difficult to steal, but the price has been costlier key replacements.
4. If the key is very complex, have the dealership replace it. If none of the above options are viable, then you likely have a key with complex features for security purposes. The replacement may only be available through the manufacturer, and ordering the key may take a week or two. If this is the case, go to the dealership where the car was bought and see if either the warranty will cover the cost, or if the dealership will provide a discount to satisfy their customer.
The short answer is if you find a reputable local locksmith with the latest equipment, in our experience costs for a full replacement can be anything from £25 to £110 depending on a number of factors (see below). Replacing a remote locking key on average is about a £100, worst case, it could cost you £200. A cheaper option is to cut door keys only e.g. if you have locked your keys in the car and you just want to retrieve them. Prices for door key cutting is from £3 to £20.
Pop-A-Lock® can duplicate your vehicle smart key quickly and less expensive than the dealership. We can meet you wherever you are and in most cases create your smart key on the spot. All Pop-A-Lock technicians are thoroughly trained to perform programming of transponder, VAT & smart keys for any make or model vehicle, and we guarantee our work to be of the highest level.
They really aren’t keys but key-fob inserted into the car dash or placed wherever which communicates with the vehicle to start by the push of a button. Its main security defense is the ability to roll out different codes meaning thieves can’t use code-grabbers to steal your car. As the vehicle computer recognizes the Keyless entry, all it does is verify the code sent to it and then starts the vehicle.  

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Now that we have outlined all the necessary steps that you have to consider when you are trying to figure out the car key duplication cost, it’s time for us to take a look at some of the numbers. Like I have said several times, it is important for you to remember that this is talking about car key duplication, not car key replacement or cutting new keys or any of that. I will, however, touch on how the prices for car key duplication tend to change when you need some extra services like programming transponder keys. Let’s dive right in:
On the flip side of things, if you happen to take your key to a trusted local locksmith or the dealership where you got your car, you will be helped by individuals who have been trained to duplicate car keys (among other things). This is the main reason why the car key duplication cost will vary depending on where you have the duplicate made. In addition, local locksmiths and automotive dealers tend to have a much larger inventory and selection of key blanks for you to choose from. If you take a trip down to your local home depot, you will find that they do not have a vast array of key blanks and an especially limited number of car key blanks.

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Losing your car keys is extremely irritating and always seems to happen at the worst possible time. According to an RAC report collated in May 2018 43% of UK drivers frequently misplace their car keys. This amounts to over 16 million drivers.  Fortunately for the majority of these drivers it is normally a temporary loss and they eventually find their keys. The report also revealed that just over 2 million UK motorists admitted to losing their keys for good. This means supplying new car keys is big business for main dealers and auto locksmith replacement car keys specialists.

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A smart key's main form of security is its ability to use rolling security codes. The system randomizes the correct code and prevents thieves from hacking it through the use of a device called a code grabber. The vehicle's computer recognizes the code emitted by the smart key and verifies it before starting the engine. Mercedes-Benz was one of the first automakers to utilize this technology, and even coined the term "SmartKey." Every vehicle in its lineup now uses the SmartKey. And only dealers can replace them.

Now most vehicles on the road today have some form of remote locking device which many people believe they must go back to the main dealer for if lost. PLEASE DON'T, THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE!!! Thomas Locksmiths have all the latest equipment and supplies to be able to get these reproduced for you at a fraction of the price and again at our Brighton Branch or Burgess Hill branch.

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The second part of the programming charge pays for the clever technician that uses the equipment. Key programming is not simple. When a key is programmed, it messes with the immobiliser settings. If it isn’t completed correctly, then the car will not start! So, you should be wanting to pay someone who knows what they’re doing, which normally means someone who’s experienced.

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