LCL GROUP – LONDON CAR LOCKSMITH
What is car key programming?
Car key programming is the process of reconfiguring or reprogramming a car’s immobilizer system to accept a new or replacement key. This is necessary when a new key is made, a fob or transponder key is lost or stolen, there is a fault in the remote or immobilizer, or the fob or transponder key’s battery has run out. During the process, the unique id code of the new key is matched with the id code of the car to ensure that only the authorized key can start the vehicle.
Can a locksmith make a car key?
Yes, a locksmith can make a car key. If a fob or transponder key is lost or stolen, an auto locksmith company can replace it by cutting and programming a new key. The cost of the key will depend on the make and model of the vehicle.
How much does it cost to change the locks for cars?
The cost to change the locks for cars will depend on the make and model of the vehicle and the locksmith company’s pricing. It is best to contact a locksmith company directly to get a quote.
Can you get a key cut and programmed without the original key?
Yes, in most cases, a key can be cut and programmed without the original key. However, some vehicles may require the original key to be present during the programming process.
Can I program the fob or transponder key myself?
In some cases, it may be possible to program the fob or transponder key yourself. However, this depends on the make and model of the vehicle and the type of key. It is recommended to consult the vehicle’s manual or contact a locksmith company for assistance with programming the key.