Who hasn’t misplaced or lost the car keys at some point? Your not alone, it happens to all of us, but our locksmiths can replace lost car keys on location.
Replacement Car Keys
We provide fast and priority service for lost car keys and replacement keys. Our locksmiths arrive quickly to make new car keys & key-fobs at your home or business.
Give us a call 905-718-5168 – Speak directly to the locksmith and we’ll be right over!
Replacing Lost Car Keys
Where car keys are lost, our locksmiths can replace and make new keys fobs by:
- using dealer key codes
- using the VIN number of the vehicle
- picking or decoding the lock
Smart keys, and proximity keys & fobs for push button ignitions can also be replaced by our car locksmiths.
Lost my only car key and had no idea what to do as I was visiting my sister and live 6 hours away. Called Gord and he was there in 25 minutes. He cut and programmed a new key in less then 30 minutes! If you lose your car keys, I would highly recommend Gord and his company. Susan Mercel GoogleReviews
5 Steps for Lost Car Keys
Lost the car keys and they’re nowhere to be found? Try these steps for locating your lost keys, then give us a call.
- don’t panic
- stop, sit and think about where you last saw the keys
- look in a systematic way,
- check each area one at at time
- slowly walk the area where you last remember seeing the keys
- check the areas where the key should be,
- remove clutter as you go
- lost keys maybe under papers
- remove clutter as you go
- check to see if the keys have been locked in the car
Many newer vehicles have apps that allow the vehicle to be opened using your phone, for example the Ford Sync System allows the doors to be opened remotely.
Replacement Car Keys using the VIN Number
Using the vehicle’s VIN number, keys can be replaced, cut and reprogrammed. We don’t need a spare key.
A VIN number stands for “Vehicle Identification Number“. The VIN number is a unique number that is attached to each vehicle at the manufacture. Your vehicle’s VIN number is like no other vehicle. The VIN is printed on the vehicle’s ownership, on the left front side of the dash and inside of the doors.
When replacing car keys, our automotive locksmiths can take the vehicle’s VIN number to replace and make new keys.
Lost Car Keys – High-Tech Solutions
With the increased use of mobile and tech devices, lost keys could be a problem of the past.
Bluetooth technology allows for car keys and other personal items to be tracked using your smartphone.
Examples of bluetooth tracking for keys, could be Apple’s AirTag©, or TileTags© These device(s) attach to a key ring, and are trackable using a smartphone.
Should you lose or misplace your keys, you can locate them using the app on your phone.
Locked my keys in the car and was locked out of the house. Called for a car lockout service, to which Gord said he could come by right away. He arrived in 20 min and had the vehicle doors unlocked in 10 minutes. I was very grateful for the speedy service and the price was more than fair. Beverly Davie, Whitby GoogleReviews
Replacement Keys OEM & Original Equipment Keys
OEM stands for “Original Equipment Manufacturer”, meaning OEM automotive locks and parts are the official, genuine parts made by your vehicle’s manufacture.
As locksmiths we value your time and money, we only use OEM parts for replacement car keys because they work, last and are guaranteed.
Beware of knock-offs or imitation parts, you’ll be seeing them again when your transponder key fails.
When it comes to replacing car keys and remotes, you get what you pay for.
Lost Car Key – Slipping Door Locks
Locked the keys in the car? You might be able to slip the locks. Some vehicles may allow for the vehicle to be opened using a coat hanger, wire or string.
In this technique the goal is to loop the door lock, grasp it and then pull up. This technique requires a string or coat-hanger, and something to wedge open a gap in the door frame.
- wedge open the top of the door frame with a piece wood or rubber
- create a hook or loop in the string or wire
- lower the hook or wire over the lock release
- pull up on the wire or string releasing the lock
If you are still unable to unlock the car doors, give us a call and we can open the door for you.
Lost Car Keys – Automotive Locksmiths
Our car locksmith technicians are equipped with advanced tools and computer systems to replace lost car keys for your vehicle.
Our car key replacement service includes:
- making new keys
- replacing car remotes
- transponder (chip) car key programming,
- key fobs
As automotive locksmiths we provide a complete car key & replacement service.
Automotive Car Key Services
We provide complete vehicle lock and car lockout services for Durham Region including:
- Lost car key
- Broken car key
- Locked out of car
- Car transponders
- Key won’t unlock car
- Reprogram car keys
- Car unlocks but won’t lock
- Key stuck in car lock
- Broken car lock
- Car key turns but doesn’t unlock
- Car door isn’t locking properly
- Key stuck in ignition
Whatever your lock issue is, give us a call, tell us your problem and we will provide you with a solution.
Quotes for Keys & Locked Keys in Cars
As the owner of Al & Gord’s Lock & Key for 20 years, this is my family business.
Having lived in Durham Region and Bowmanville all my life I take in what we do.
My goal is to provide you with quality locksmithing services. I try to treat every customer like they were a family member. We only use quality and OEM products and ensure the job is done properly.
Where you have lost your car keys or have any lock issue, call me directly at 905-718-5168.
I’m happy to help you, give you lock advice, answer questions and come to your location to repair, install or service your locks. Gord Claxton, Locksmith