The locksmiths that contract with Locksmith Plus, Inc. are fully capable of handling all sorts of automotive key replacement jobs in Portland, OR. Our technicians are properly trained to duplicate, replace, and program even the most difficult of keys (there are some exceptions). Does your car key have a key fob on it? Depending on the make and model of your vehicle, replacing your automotive key can seem like a lengthy, expensive endeavor. Unlike keys and ignitions in the old days, most keys today have a personalized microchip in the key. This means that the serrated pattern of the key, even though it fits into the lock just fine, is not enough to actually start the car. The key needs to have the correct micro chip and the correct automotive key programming to cause the ignition to actually start.
While most dealerships sell auto key replacements for both high security keys and transponder keys, it is almost always necessary to have your vehicle towed to the dealership in advance. Also, dealerships typically do not offer same day service; therefore, choosing this route for car key replacement can cost an arm and leg as well as a lot of time.