The faithful Honda Motorcycle has thrown out a curve ball in recent years starting around 2014 on their CBR line of bikes. Like Ducati, BMW, KTM and several other brands, Honda Motorcycles has introduced laser cut keys. Until recently these have been a problem due to a lack of a quality key and expensive updates […]
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We Fix GM Keyless Entry Remotes
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 […]
Everything you ever wanted to know about Suzuki Kizashi Keys
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 […]
Locked inside your Corvette with a dead battery?
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 […]
We make Chip keys to the Can-Am Spyder!
How to get the VATS Pellet Number on your Key
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 […]
The 2015 Polaris Slingshot is a cool trike!
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 […]
Repairing a Land Rover Remote Head Key
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 by Any Name is Pretty Sweet
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 […]
GM Standard Key Ignition and Key Recall
If you drive a General Motors vehicle with the standard key (as opposed to the new laser cut style keys) there is a key recall going on. You’ve probably got a letter in the mail about it already in fact. Basically here is what’s going on: People have a LOT of key chains and other […]