Does your key look like either of these? If so, then you are in danger of permanently damaging your door lock and ignition, causing them to eventually fail entirely and need to be replaced. Replacing the ignition can on some cars be as much as a thousand dollars! Here’s what you need to know. Take … Read more
We hear this almost every day. The flip keys and remote head keys supplied by the car makers just don’t hold up under heavy use. The worst are Honda, followed by Chevrolet & Ford. They either physically break apart, or the buttons wear out. The one in the picture is a Kia Optima and the … Read more
I love this career. Every once in a while I get to work on something really cool. This is a (highly modified) 1935 Studebaker Commander President. The owner told me that only the body is original. Everything else is high performance. When he bought it, it didn’t come with a door key, so that is … Read more
News Flash: You dont have to use the car key provided by the auto maker. You have OPTIONS. The new automotive “integrated keys” or Remote Head Keys are convenient and they look good. The problem is, they break, frequently. In my experience Honda is the worst but all of them wear out or break. The … Read more
I get these calls a lot. Either the keys are lost or the driver is locked out. This one is a 1998 model. I was able to manufacture a new key for this customer using some locksmith magic and without taking anything apart. A few minutes later he had a set of working keys.
At Lockpro Locksmith, it doesn’t matter if you need a low tech “skeleton key” to an antique mortise lock, or a high tech laser-cut car key and remote, we can do it all and everything in between.
Do you have a 1999+ or newer GM pickup truck with a locking center console.? If you need a key, even if yours is lost, we can help at LockPro Locksmith. No need to go to the dealer. GMC Sierra, Chevrolet Suburban, and Chevrolet Tahoe pickup truck center consoles use a special non-automotive lock made … Read more
Car keys can be complicated. Every single day I meet people who purchased a car used from a used car dealer, and they have no idea about the hidden features of their car key. This is especially true for the “Push to Start” cars where the key just needs to be in your pocket. In … Read more
The key on the left obviously has damaged buttons. There is no way to prevent this because it depends on how much you use your key. However, you should replace it before its gets this bad or worse. Why? Because once the buttons break thru like this, then moisture and debris can enter the key … Read more
YES. Well, I can’t speak for all locksmiths, but I can recover a lost or unknown keyless entry code on about 90% of the vehicles I have attempted. When you buy a used vehicle that has a keyless entry keypad, there is a high probability that the dealer doesn’t know the keypad code. This happens … Read more