Car key replacement
24/7 Car key replacement service in Miami Dade, Broward and Palm Beach, FL
Our Mission is to provide fast car door unlocking service and car key & remote replacement to the residents and visitors of Miami Dade, Broward and Palm Beach, FL
My Mobile Locksmith provides quick and professional solutions to lost or broken car keys and remotes. Our mobile locksmith vehicles are fully equipped to tackle any lost or broken key replacement job. The latest in key cutting machines, key and remote programming tools and a large inventory of keys, remotes and ignition cylinder locks mean that we can get the job done on the spot with no delay.
Our locksmith services are available 24/7 for your convenience and at the most competitive prices. Call us anytime for all your locksmith service needs.
GM key replacement
Kia key replacement
Lincoln key replacement
Mercury key replacement
Common types of car keys and remotes:
- Metal keys
- Transponder keys (Keys with a chip in them)
- Proximity keys (Smart keys)
- Remote head keys
- Fobik keys
- High security keys (laser cut keys)
- VATS keys
Metal car keys
Metal keys are basic mechanical keys that operate the mechanical part of the ignition cylinder lock, these keys do not require any programming.
Transponder car keys
Transponder keys are keys that have a chip embedded in them. Transponder keys must be programmed in-order to start the car. The majority of keys to cars built after 1998 contain transponder chips. The purpose of a transponder chip is to disarm a vehicle immobilizer when the car key is used to start the engine.
Proximity car keys
Proximity keys also known as smart keys must be programmed to the car for them to work. The smart key allows the driver to keep the key fob in their pocket when unlocking, locking and starting the vehicle. Vehicles with a smart key system can disengage the immobilizer and activate the ignition without inserting a key in the ignition.
Remote head car keys
Remote head keys are basically a key and remote put into one. In most cases these keys require two separate programming, one for the transponder chip and one for the remote. functions.
Fobik car keys
Fobik keys can be found mainly in Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep cars. Fobik refers to a key-less entry that does not use a metal key to start the car. Instead, the Fob is also an Integrated Key which usually fits into a slot in the dash in a manner similar to a normal key. Most Fobik keys function just like a remote head key, just without the metal blade coming out of them and few are actually a mix between remote head key and proximity key which means that you don’t have to remove the key from your pocket to start the car.
High security car keys
High security keys are also known as laser cut keys. These keys require a special machine to cut them. Most laser cut keys have a transponder chip in theme and require programming in-order to be able to start a car. Some of these laser cut keys are just metal keys but they are still much more expensive than regular metal keys because the key machines used to cut them are much more expensive.
V.A.T.S car keys
V.A.T.S stands for Vehicle Anti-Theft System. These keys have a visible resistor chip in the blade of the key. There are 15 different values to these chips. When the key is inserted into the ignition the switch reads the resistive value of the chip on the key and sends a signal to the vehicle. VATS key can only be found in GM cars.
A simple way to know if your car key is a VATS key is to take a look at the car key. A small black chip in the key will indicate that this is a VATS key. If you have a VATS key and you put in to the ignition lock and the security light goes on and the car wont start, nine out of ten the problem is with the ignition itself and the only two solutions to fix the problem are one, to replace the ignition altogether or two, to bypass the security system.
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From VATS to transponders and proximity keys, WE DO IT ALL! If you haven’t lost your car key yet, GREAT! Don’t snooze, come on in and get a spare key made at your convenience and at a fraction of dealer prices, some cars require the computer system to be re-flashed or completely replaced when all keys are lost, the dealer charges an arm and a leg for this type of service and in many cases the cost is greater then the value of the car itself…. Don’t wait, call NOW!