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Why Make 2 Keys for Newer Gm Vehicles If You Only Lost 1

Why Make 2 Keys for Newer Gm Vehicles If You Only Lost 1

Cutting a new key for your vehicle may have been easier 20 years ago, but with modern times comes new technology and the focus on safety and security. Newer GM vehicle models are utilizing the transponder key or keyless entry remote systems in their vehicles to add protection for both you and your vehicle. Keyless Ignition Systems Are Standard in Many GM Models Many GM vehicles, within the past four years, have turned to the standard of keyless ignition systems. While it is not standard across the board on GM vehicles, many of their models come with the option for a keyless ignition system, such as: Chevy Cruz Sonic Spark Trax Suburban Tahoe GMC Yukon or Yukon XL Losing a key for these cars can become a headache for the vehicle owner. The only way to get a new key cut for systems utilizing keyless entry is to have an entirely new key programmed for your vehicle. Once a new key is programmed for your GM vehicle, all previously programmed keys are...
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2 Types of Key Replacements Done by Mobile Locksmiths

2 Types of Key Replacements Done by Mobile Locksmiths

Mobile locksmiths are available whether you have locked yourself out of your car, lost your keys, or simply need a replacement key made. When it comes to replacing keys, the process is much different today, since the use of key fobs is becoming more and more common, than it was even just a few years ago. In fact, consumers do not even need their original key to make a replacement anymore. Furthermore, your key, whether it is a regular key or key fob, can be duplicated without the need to find the key code. 1. Replacing Traditional Keys In order to create a replacement for your traditional key, your mobile locksmith will require proof of ownership of your vehicle and the VIN (vehicle identification number) of your automobile. With those two pieces of information, the mobile locksmith will be able to get the key code from the manufacturer of your car, which in turn will enable them to make the proper cuts for the new key. It probably wouldn't be a bad idea to have the mobile...
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Four Reasons You REALLY Need a Spare Car Key

Four Reasons You REALLY Need a Spare Car Key

When you buy a new car, your auto dealer hands you the shiny new keys and sends you out to the open road. But how often do we forget to make a copy of that key? Here’s how that little bit of forethought can save you a huge headache down the road. 1. Locking your keys in the car. Unless you have a smart key that makes it impossible to lock your keys in the car, it happens to the best of us—your doors lock automatically, or you manually push down the locking mechanism and before you have the chance to think about it, you close the door, turn around, and see your keys through the car window. If you don’t have a spare, you will have to call us to gain access. If you have a spare, you can have someone bring it to you or catch a ride home to retrieve it. Either way, time and money will be saved. 2. Losing the keys to your car. We all know that when looking for your keys, they're always in the last place you look! However, sometimes you just can't find...
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