24 HOUR CAR KEY REPLACEMENT & PROGRAMMING
CALL (423) 933-1646 TO REPLACE ONE OR MORE CAR KEYS TODAY!
Lost or damaged a car key in Chattanooga, TN? Chances are if you need a new key, you don’t have a way to start your vehicle! Request the assistance of Shield Locksmith & Security at your location to avoid unnecessary towing expenses!We are available 24 hours a day, and we will replace, cut, and program your new car key the same day you call!
Shield Locksmith & Security provides locksmith service for cars. We are available 24 hours a day within 30 miles of Chattanooga, TN.
Shield Locksmith & Security provides locksmith service for homes. We are available 24 hours a day within 30 miles of Chattanooga, TN.
Shield Locksmith & Security provides business locksmith service. We are available 24 hours a day within 30 miles of Chattanooga, TN.
CAR KEY REPLACEMENT
Shield Locksmith & Security are local, car key experts! Chances are if you are reading this that you have lost, misplaced, or broken a key to your vehicle. Perhaps, you still have a working key but want to copy it in the event that you need a spare. We highly recommend that all car owners have at least one spare key that they keep in an appropriate place at their home along with one spare key they keep with a trusted friend or family member. It is much easier, cheaper, and faster to duplicate an existing car key, even ones with transponder chips, than it is to replace a key from scratch.
If are you without any working key at all, then don’t worry. You have several options to consider, and each depend on the your specific circumstances. Call today, and we can have a car key replacement technician on site as soon as possible! Going with Shield eliminates towing costs as well as the need for an appointment. This is especially relevant for people passing through the area. We have special equipment in our locksmith vans ideal for replicating and programming new car keys on the fly!
DOES YOUR KEY NEED TO BE PROGRAMMED?
In days of old, car keys could easily be copied simply by signalling a machine to copy the cut pattern of an existing car key onto a matching key blank. For the past twenty or so years, however, manufacturers have been implementing anti-theft systems in most vehicles. Therefore, cutting a key to match an original key is only the first step in the car key replacement process. Many keys nowadays possess very small computer chips, or transponder chips, that must be programmed in order to bypass what is referred to as the engine immobilizer system. This system prevents any tool or key, even ones with a matching cut, from turning the vehicle’s ignition without a programmed chip emitting the desired frequency.
Transponder chips and remotes are the sole reason for the rise in prices of replacing car keys. At Shield Locksmith & Security, our technicians are adept at replacing, cutting, & programming car keys, including keys for both domestic and foreign vehicles. For most programming jobs, our techs will need to be on site with the vehicle, so give us a call today at (423) 933-1646 and let us know exactly what make, model, and year of the vehicle that needs a key. We will then cut AND program a key for you without you ever having to make an appointment for a later date or to the vehicle to the dealership. Locksmiths are nothing if not convenient.