Automotive Locksmith Services that we provide:
  • Car key replacement 
  • Car key programming
  • Lost car keys
  • Car key repair
  • Key fob repair 
  • Ignition repair/ replacement
  • Car key duplicate

All You Need to Know About Car Key Programming

Today, electronic car keys are replacing the standard car keys. So, unless you own a very old model, you might be using or familiar with mechanical transponder keys that offer you a host of benefits like remote access. This modern technology used to unlock and start cars also means that the manner in which a lost car key or a broken car key is replaced has become different. Instead of cutting keys, you program a new car key. But, what exactly does this mean? Here’s all you need to know about car key programming.

When is Car Key Programming Required?

New car keys have a chip integrated into them to sync with the lock and ignition. It’s considered more safe, convenient, and easy to use. It allows you to unlock the car from a distance. It is also an added security measure as thieves won’t be able to start your car without your programmed key. If you need spare keys or need a replacement, these car keys should be programmed to be compatible with your car model and work without any issues. Car key programming is required to start the vehicle but is not essential to open car doors.

What is Car Key Programming?

Car key programming is essentially coding the chip found inside the transponder to sync with the car model and ignition. This is also known as transponder car key programming. For this, you either need the original copy of the car key or the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN). The code will be entered into a blank transponder in a key fob or mechanical key. Although the entire process of programming is different from the standard key-cutting procedure, it doesn’t take a lot of time, especially if you hand over the task to an automotive locksmith.

Where Should You Go to Program Your Car Key?

As simple as car key programming may sound, doing it on your own is not advisable. It requires the experience of a professional car locksmith service if you need the key to be faultlessly programmed. At SOS Locksmith, we program car keys for a large number of models. We ensure all coded keys will work without errors and the key fobs provided are of excellent quality. It’s time you select a company that offers great value for money with a long-lasting car key service.

What are the Ways in Which Car Keys Are Programmed?

If you have the original key with you, the car is not necessary for programming. We will provide a car key duplicate or replacement instantly. In case of a lost car key, you will have to go for in-car transponder key programming. In that case, our skilled team of members will come and do it for you at a very affordable price. Our auto locksmith services are available with same-day car key service so you can get it done at any time of the day. We know emergencies happen at the most unexpected times which is why we are available to serve you always! Get in touch with us today.

Car key Programming

Service area that we cover

Our team of car key service department offers same-day speedy service for your convenience for the local communities of London Ontario, Tillsonburg, Komoka, Middlesex County, Strathroy, St Thomas, Grand Bend, Port Stanley, Aylmer, Ingersoll,   Woodstock, Simcoe, Delhi- Ontario, Brantford, Paris Ontario,  Burlington, Hamilton, Ancaster, Waterloo, Kitchener, Cambridge.