Can a locksmith find my car keyless entry code?

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

Pro Tip: My Flip Key Broke

Pro Tip: You are NOT stuck with the key type and design provided by the vehicle manufacturer. If you drive a GM, Chevy or Ford vehicle with a “flip key”, your key blade WILL break sooner or later. This can happen on any flip key. It’s the way they are made. Some experts say that … Read more

Program your own GM Key

Question: Can I program my my own key to my Chevrolet, Pontiac, Buick, Oldsmobile, Cadillac or any other General Motors car? Answer: YES, programming a GM key is relatively easy and does not require any expensive special equipment. This procedure works on GM cars that use a concealed chip in the key. It does not … Read more

Restricted Key Systems

This post is primarily for business owners. Did you know there are key systems available where only you, the owner, can get duplicate keys made? It’s true. When an employee leaves and returns their key, you don’t have to change the locks on suspicion of possible duplicate keys. Each key has a unique serial number … Read more

Kwikset SmartKey Warning

Consider this a public service announcement. The Kwikset smartkey lock has some good features. Homeowners can rekey the lock themselves (if you carefully follow the instructions), and the lock is pick resistant and bump resistant. It has a higher level of security than its older brother, the pin tumbler lock. However, these features come with … Read more