One of the most common problems faced by a lot of Portland car owners is misplacing or losing their car key. It makes it difficult to regain access to your car when you lose your car key. However, have you ever imagined losing all keys including the original key? In situations like these, you often look for an immediate solution and start thinking is it even possible to get a replacement key without having an original one? Well, in that case, the answer is YES! It is possible to get a spare key and only a well experienced automotive locksmith can make a key without an original one. We at Locksmith Monkey in Portland, have highly skilled auto locksmith experts who can make a car key without having an original key. And here’s how one of our auto locksmith expert Barak makes a new car key without an original one.
Locksmith Monkey’s key making process:
When we get an inquiry about all keys lost including the original key, to make the key making process easy, we ask our customers for the following details:
- Type of Car Key – whether it is a transponder key, traditional key or a car key fob.
- Make and Model of the car.
- Proof of ownership.
- VIN – Vehicle’s Identification Number.
- Customer’s Location in PDX.
Why do we collect all the details to make a key?
We collect the above mandatory details to ease the process and to access the technical data to provide a replacement key as quickly as possible. But in some cases, the customer will not be aware of few details like VIN or type of car key. In that case, we trace the VIN number hence, the whole process takes a little extra time to cut a new key. We reach the customer’s location with our fully equipped mobile van. We carry all the necessary tools and equipment required for key making on spot.
Step 1 – Proof of ownership
Before we start our key making process, we confirm the ownership of the car. If we skip the verification process, then there are chances that anyone randomly would call us to get into almost any car they want. So, once it’s confirmed we start assessing the car to determine the make, model and year of the car.
Step-2 – Tracing the VIN number
Then the second step is tracing the VIN number. The modern-day car keys are embedded with a unique code. Our auto locksmiths are experts in tracing the unique key code. We use this VIN number to identify which key matches your specific vehicle. We have years of experience in tracing the VIN number. And it can be found in the following places within the car:
- User manual
- Driver’s side dashboard
- Driver’s side doorpost
- Stamped on a metal frame
- Under the bonnet
Step 3 – Programming the key
Once we trace the VIN number, we cut the key to creating the right match for your car. The key cutting process without the original key takes a longer time than that of having an original one. We use different key cutting methods for different types of cars keys such as
- laser cut key
- mechanical cut key
- smart key
Now that the modern-day car keys have an inbuilt electronic chip called transponder keys that communicates with the immobilizer system to let you start the car. So, we create the right transponder key that matches your car. Once we have the right transponder key it’s easy for us to program it and start your car engine system.
We use a specialized programming kit specifically designed for programming keys into vehicles to produce the right match with 100% accuracy.
Step 4 – Testing
Once the key has been programmed the next step is to test the car key to make sure it works perfectly. The entire process does not take a long time since we use advanced equipment and years of hands-on experience to make the exact key that is functional. We make sure to get you back into your car within minutes.
We make keys for all car brands:
At Locksmith Monkey, we work on different makes and models of all brand cars. We use the most advanced tools and equipment to create keys as per your needs and requirements. So here are the brands we work on: Mercedes, BMW, Volvo, Audi, Volkswagen, Land Rover, Jaguar, Porsche, mini cooper, Subaru, Mazda, and more.
Need a car key replacement without the original key? Contact Locksmith Monkey in PDX
If you have lost all your car keys and unable to get into your car, Locksmith Monkey is here to help you make a new key for you. Our highly skilled, licensed, and trained auto locksmiths can cut and program the keys within minutes. We have hands-on experience in using advanced yet sophisticated technology to cut new keys and program right on spot. In addition, we also make sure to solve all your lock and key issue related to your car. If you are looking for a car key making expert in Portland, please free to get in touch with us.