Automotive Reflashing Service
Reflashing vehicles in Hillsborough & Pasco Counties that require an original key to make a new one.
In the recent years, many new automobiles have been produced with an ECU (Engine Control Unit). This digital component can also be referred to as the ECM (or Engine Control Module). This device executes a program in your vehicle which controls data contained in your key. The ECM doesn’t only control the key data but also monitors engine performance, timing variables, fuel to air ratio, O2 and C02 sensors and many other items.
Lexus or Toyota vehicles produced in the late 90's and early 2000's were the first to use transponder key technology. The technology, however, did not take into account that the keys might get lost. Now, newer automobiles benefit from improved technology.
Expert locksmiths can insert tools into the OBD2 port on your vehicle and program new keys. Unfortunately, automobiles possessing the older technology described above require the ECM to be reflashed in order to program a new set of keys. If you accidentally lose the master key to your car, your dealership may advise you to replace the entire computer. This is very expensive and is not the only way to obtain a new key and start your car. Please call Cheap Lock & Key at (813) 545-5462. Our locksmiths will come to your location and reflash the ECM. You can save hundreds of dollars by not having your car's computer replaced; as dealers will typically charge around $700.00 or more to do so.
Toyota’s are one of the most common vehicles that we send our locksmiths for our automotive reflashing services including:
Lexus is another common make that requires automotive reflashing service by our professional locksmiths. Those models include:
These are just some of the most common automobiles that require reflashing service. Once the ECM reflashing is accomplished, we will create a new set of keys (even when you have lost the master key). We offer our automotive reflashing service to many other vehicles as well. If you are in need of reflashing locksmith services and you are located in the Tampa, Wesley Chapel, Brandon and surrounding areas, please call us at (813) 545-5462 for immediate service and pricing information.
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