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You Don’t Have to Break Your Car Window to Retrieve Your Keys

You Don’t Have to Break Your Car Window to Retrieve Your Keys

Call STL in Norcross, GA for automotive locksmith services

You made the mistake of setting your keys in your trunk while loading groceries. You were out on the town when your keyless entry remote stopped working. You were in a rush to get into the office and left your keys in the passenger seat.

For whatever reason, now you’re locked out of your car and the only option is to wrench open your trunk or smash your window. Before you start swinging the tire tool, call STL Locksmith LLC, serving Norcross, GA and surrounding areas.
Our crew offers a variety of automotive locksmithing services, including:

  • Key making
  • Transponder chip key
  • Key programming
  • Key coding
  • Keyless entry remote repair
  • Ignition repair/replacement
  • Key extraction

Get a free estimate for automotive locksmith services today. We offer a 90-day guarantee on all of our replacement parts.

Key Types

Basic Keys, and Fobs

Basic car keys, which were common up until the mid-to late-1990s, have no security feature other than a unique cut. The shank, which is the long metal part of the key, has cuts and grooves like a house key.

Transponder Keys

After the mid- to late-1990s, manufacturers began placing a transponder chip in the plastic head of the key. The chip emits a signal to a receiver in the ignition. If this "immobilizer" detects the wrong signal — meaning that the wrong key is in the ignition — the vehicle will not start.Transponder key must be programmed before it can start the vehicle.

Smart Keys

Smart keys aren't keys in the traditional sense. They are fobs that are either inserted in the dash or, in the more advanced systems, they stay in your pocket or purse. The driver turns the car on and off with the press of a button.

A smart key's main form of security is its ability to use rolling security codes. The system randomizes the correct code and prevents thieves from hacking it through the use of a device called a code grabber. The vehicle's computer recognizes the code emitted by the smart key and verifies it before starting the engine.

Laser-Cut Keys

You can tell a laser-cut key apart from a basic key because the shank is slightly thicker and has fewer carved-out grooves. Laser-cut keys are often referred to as sidewinder keys, due to the distinctive winding cut on the shank. The machines needed to cut these keys are significantly more expensive than a standard key-cutting machine and are not as likely to be found at every locksmith. At STL Locksmith Services we make sure that our technicians are trained and up to date with the latest technology and machinery, Including the newest key cutting machines.

Flip Keys \ Switchblade Key

Switchblade keys have shanks that fold into the fob when they're not in use and pop out with the press of a button. They can have a basic cut or a laser cut. One small advantage of the switchblade key is that its components can be purchased separately

You’ll be cruising the open road again in no time

The car lockout specialists at STL Locksmith in Norcross are committed to getting you back in your vehicle as quickly as possible, so you can go about your business as usual. Our professional locksmiths can cut and program keys for all makes and models of vehicles.

In addition to car lockouts, you can count on us for residential and commercial locksmith services. We also offer 24/7 emergency service.

Speak with the locksmiths at STL Locksmith by calling today.