Lots of things can go wrong with remotes. General Motors (GM) remotes have had a terrible run of luck on their remotes from about 2004 – present. If your remote isn’t working anymore, bring it in to our shop we can most likely get it working again for FAR less than the cost of a […]
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The Suzuki Kizashi is a bit of an odd duck. To me it sounds like something a kung fu master would yell during a fight in an old martial arts movie but I digress. The Kizashi was made from 2010 to 2013 and used a Proximity fob as the vehicle’s key. A proximity fob to […]
We have received a few calls over the years that involves the owner being locked INSIDE their Chevrolet Corvette due to a very low or dead battery. Late model Chevy Corvettes are all digital. When you open the door you don’t pull a handle, you press on a rubber button to release the door. There […]
General Motors introduced the Vehicle Anti-Theft System (VATS) in the 1986 on the Corvette. The last vehicle to use the technology was the 2005 Buick Century. The black VATS pellet visible in the middle of the blade of the key is the part you need to measure. To do this yourself you need to grab […]
We are involved in several networks of cutting edge automotive and motorcycle locksmiths. We received word today that we can make keys to the new 2015 Polaris Slingshot. If you haven’t seen the Slingshot by Polaris, you should check it out! Of the two main companies making trikes (Can-Am Spyder and now Polaris slingshot) this […]
A customer brought us a damaged remote head key to a 2000 Land Rover Discovery II. We replaced a broken button contact using a donor remote and placed it into a fresh shell. The vast majority of our remote repairs are from General Motors remotes from about 2005 – 2012. If your remote quit working […]
A Smart Key is a type of car key that typically uses a proximity signal instead of a standard key to disable your car’s standard security system. Often but not always you can keep your smart key inside your pocket or purse and simply press a button to start your car. Each car manufacturer calls […]
Here is a really cool video called “Racing to the Bottom – Security on Sale” talking about the difference between an actual safe and cheap safes you might see at big box stores. Don’t be fooled, they are not the same thing!