We Program Keys
Chipped keys are by far the most common automotive keys in use today. These keys have a plastic top which holds a small chip that works in conjunction with a computer on board the vehicle. The chip in the key has a specific value. The computer on the car will not allow the car to start unless the key value matches the value stored in the computer. Even if the key is cut properly, the key will not start the vehicle unless the computer has been programmed to accept the key. These key blanks are more expensive because they have chips added into the plastic top. They are also more expensive to make because the locksmith must connect a computer to the client's vehicle in order to program the vehicle's computer to accept the new key. These keys are often "High Security" keys that are cut with a special type key cutting machine.