Not all locksmiths can perform key programming services, but this is an area we specialize in at Guardian Lock and Security.
Keys have changed drastically in the recent past, becoming far more complex and technologically advanced than the pieces of metal that were once used to unlock doors and start ignitions. The advancements in the key industry have led to improved safety and security, making it more difficult for people to steal vehicles. Automotive keys are especially advanced, as many of them contain computer chips that allow the vehicle to start properly. Some modern cars even have keyless ignitions, which require the key to be present in the vehicle but not placed into the ignition to start the engine. These keys work with the computers found within the vehicles to allow for remote locking and unlocking, as well as to start the engine.
When you need a new key for your vehicle, you can’t just have a copy made out of metal anymore. Instead, you need to have the key programmed to connect with your vehicle’s onboard computer system. Not all locksmiths can perform key programming services, but this is an area we specialize in at Guardian Lock and Security. We can provide new and replacement keys for most makes and models, and our pricing is often substantially lower than the cost of key programming services at automotive dealerships.
If you’ve lost your car keys or want to have a spare key created as a backup, don’t hesitate to contact us or stop by our location. We’re conveniently located for those in and around Charlotte, North Carolina. When we perform key programming services, we’ll make sure that the new key works before we complete the job.