Car keys have a well-known tendency to walk off on their own when you most need them. And the more difficult they are to replace, the easier they are to lose — or at least it feels that way. There was a time not too many years ago when, if you needed a spare key for your car, you could zip down to the local hardware store, big-box store, or even the local gas station, and they could duplicate a key for you. Those days have faded into antiquity.
Although hardware stores can still duplicate older car keys, their car key duplication capabilities are limited. Today, most new cars require special key cutting equipment, and if you need a key generated by code, you have two choices: The dealer where you bought the car and a car locksmith who has the proper key cutting equipment with the knowledge to expertly affect a car key replacement for today’s hi-tech cars.
It is the same issue if you have to replace lost car keys. Your choices are the car dealer or a qualified auto locksmith whose expertise goes beyond simple key duplication and allows them to replace lost car keys no matter what type of key your car needs.