Going to a locksmith like Unlock-A-Lock is easier and cheaper than going to your dealer for laser cut keys (416) 662-7903
Automobiles are becoming more advanced with each new design and employ new security measures like laser cut keys. This includes the security and lock systems as well. Unlock-a-Lock employs licensed professionals who are trained in the complex lock systems that are in your car. Our services include duplicating keys, programming transponder car keys, and repairing car door and trunk locks. We also offer 24×7 locksmith service in Toronto, which includes emergency situations like car lockouts. We can respond to your calls anywhere in the GTA quickly and efficiently as we are located in Toronto, ON. Our locksmiths have an average 30 min response time. Our locksmiths are also trained in the installation and repair of your home or commercial locks and use quality, brand name parts. By offering a complete locksmith service, we can assure you that there is no job too small or large that we cannot handle.
Using Lasers to Cut Car Keys
What is a laser cut key and how is it better than normal metal keys? In today’s vehicles, there are two common types of keys that are used: traditional keys that are cut on the outer edge and high-security keys which are cut from the center of the blade. These high-security keys are also known as sidewinder, internal cut, or laser cut keys. They are commonly found on newer cars such as those manufactured by Lexus, Mercedes, and some Fords. More than likely, these keys also include an RFID chip that can be read only in the car that it is programmed to. This is known as a transponder key. In order to program these keys, you need expert technicians with the proper equipment to match your new key to your car. It is always wise to have a spare set of keys, but note that some cars limit the number of keys that can be programmed for the car. Some transponder laser cut keys also have the remote in one package. In some of these systems, there are technologies that help prevent lockouts. This, however, is not always foolproof.
Auto Locksmith vs. Car Dealership
Our fast and friendly locksmiths can also originate laser cut keys if you lost your only set. Laser cut keys can be very expensive if you go directly through a dealer. At Unlock-A-Lock, a local GTA automotive locksmith can originate, cut, and program laser cut keys at a fraction of the cost of the dealer. Another downside to having a dealer cut your key is if you lost your only set. Unlike dealers, mobile locksmiths can travel to your vehicle and cut keys on-site. If you have lost your only car key, then you would have to tow your car to the dealer. That costs time and money. It is cheaper to have Unlock-A-Lock come to you instead of towing it to a dealer. You do not have to worry about sticker shock as we offer upfront pricing before starting any job. Our technicians can also test, repair, and replace your car remotes/fobs.
Unlock-A-Lock’s Auto Locksmiths in Toronto
Our complete GTA locksmith service includes car key replacement for both foreign and domestic vehicles, emergency lockout service, lock repair and replacement, and automotive key programming. Our licensed, bonded, and insured locksmiths have 5+ years’ experience. With 24/7 locksmith service and upfront pricing, you will not be in for any surprises. We can have a technician at your home, car, or office to provide the best service in Toronto ON, and surrounding areas within a half hour.
When you call for an automotive locksmith, there are a couple of things you may need to have on hand. The first would be the vehicle identification number or VIN. This will help the locksmith know exactly which car you have. You may also need your driver’s license and insurance papers. This helps the locksmith know that you are the owner of the car. Depending on what type of plan you have, your insurance company may reimburse you for the cost of the service. Some roadside assistance plans like CAA may also pay for your locksmith.