We got a service call earlier today about car key replacement from Larry in The Financial District in Toronto. Modern day automotive locksmiths like us have to deal with a number of popular misconceptions on a regular basis regarding the latest technologies in car keys like highly advanced transponder keys and laser cut keys. Like Larry, most people proceed under the belief that the only way to get those types of keys replaced or duplicated is to visit the dealer they bought their car from, pay an enormous fee, and then wait for weeks while the new keys show up from the factory. And, on the surface, that seems to be a reasonable assumption.
Transponder keys contain a tiny microchip that sends out one of over a trillion unique codes to your car, while laser cut keys are ones that have the lock milling on the sides instead of the top and bottom like traditional keys (they are not cut with lasers, despite the name). With that highly advanced level of technology, it seems reasonable to assume only a dealer and the factory could replace them.
At least, it does until you call us like Larry did! We at Locksmith Masters had the highly specialized equipment needed to duplicate Larry’s transponder key, and we are able to do so quickly and affordably for you, too! Instead of going to the dealer, paying through the nose, and then waiting for weeks, call us and watch as we come to you, charge a fair fee, and give you your new keys right there! We can open any car door, and we can duplicate or replace any type of car key, and we are available to do so 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and 365 days a year.