Regardless of your car or key type, our team at Village Locksmith has the experience and tools to assist you in all your car key needs! With every type of car, there are various different key options. There are mechanical keys, programable remote styles and more. Regardless of if you are looking to change your keys operation style or general lock changes, we’re here to help. Here are the following key types we can assist you with.
Mechanical keys were the dominant choice in the early generations of vehicles. Today you only see them on lockers, homes, and “vintage” or original model vehicles. The reason you rarely see these locks anymore is due to a lack of electrical components. If you’re operating a vehicle, it needs to have an electrical confirmation that there is a key to ignite the engine.
Programmable remotes are buttons that are designed to unlock & lock your car, start the alarm, and open the trunk of your vehicle. Our locksmith professionals have the equipment and experience to replace a current programable remote or to design and program another one based on your previous model.
Transponder keys are currently the most popular and common key type in vehicles. They are similar in look to mechanical keys except they are designed with an electrical component in the tip or head of the key. That electrical component is what communicates to your engine that it’s time to start up or shut down. Transponder keys normally require the service of a dealership or our team of professional locksmiths to get them programmed properly to your vehicle.
Anti-theft keys are designed to have a blade with a black resistor on it. This is an additional security measure not used on standard keys. These types of keys also lack any computer micro-chipping.
Smart keys are computerized microchipped devices that communicate to your car. They don’t require a physical key - the key fob just needs to be within distance to the vehicle to unlock and start it. The key also needs to remain inside the vehicle while operating.
Specific vehicles are designed and equipped with an additional valet key. These keys are meant for valet services as it allows the vehicle owner to give a key to a valet driver that has limited use. The valet key allows access to unlock and lock doors, & start and stop the vehicle. It does not allow the valet access to other areas such as a trunk, glove box, or the ability to operate additional functions your car may have.
Laser-cut transponder keys are just like traditional transponder keys, but with additional safety features. They are made to precise specifications that require the skills of a locksmith to get right.
Remote/key combinations are trendy and popular in today’s car designs. It gives drivers the added security of a key being programmed into their car that is associated with an unlock code. This allows the driver the option to use the key or combination entry at their discretion.
Tibbe keys are unique in themselves. Dealerships and a trusted locksmith are the only ones authorized to duplicate or repair these keys. These types of keys are most seen with Jaguars and some Fords.
Proximity FOBS are a newer, more popular key option. They allow car owners to start and unlock their car doors if you are in a certain proximity to your vehicle. These keys also contain batteries that require a professional locksmith or dealership to replace.
If you ever lock your keys in your car, there are many options before you go to break the glass. At our shop, we can retrieve your car keys without having to replace or rekey the lock. We only staff professional technicians with years of experience with a variety of different lock and key services.
Our team of experienced locksmiths can rekey just about any lock, including the ones on automotive vehicles. When you choose our team at Village Locksmith, you are not only making a cost-effective choice you are choosing a knowledgeable one. Our team will replace your entire locking system or repair it and redesign it for further security measures.
Our technicians have the skills to look at all the components of your ignition system to assist you in all your ignition switch repair needs. We help with the locks, switches, system re-wiring and more!
We also offer parts and products along with our skilled ignition installation services. We can also perform this task on foreign and domestic vehicles.
If you have experienced a broken key situation, contact our team right away. Our technicians can remove the broken key from the lock and can also assist you in the replacement of the key and the lock system that has broken.
If you are in need of another duplicate ignition key, contact our office to speak with our team of expert locksmiths to get started.
Village Locksmith has a team of experienced professionals that you can trust when you are having issues with your keys or locks. We are licensed, bonded, and insured – guaranteeing the protection of all our customers – and hold licenses by State & Federal Locksmith licensing and training. Hiring a locksmith isn’t something that anybody budgets for, which is why we work hard to ensure our customers receive the highest quality of service at the most affordable price.
We pride ourselves on the quality and speed of our service and have built a strong foundation on customer satisfaction. Locking your keys out of your car or home is a stressful situation, but we do our best to limit that stress with quick response times and effective results. When you call Village Locksmith, our nearest locksmith will show up to assist you promptly, keeping you always secure.
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