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Peterbilt transponder chip location

2013+ Peterbilt Chip Keys

Peterbilt keys up till now have been very easy to duplicate. A while back a customer that works for our local Peterbilt dealer came into our shop for a spare key to one of their 2013 Peterbilt 220’s.  The keys were significantly different than the 2012 and down vehicles and we noticed that the key […]

Laser cut key example

Laser Cut Key Cutting

Laser cut keys have been around for a long time but were only used on high-end cars like Mercedes-Benz and BMW. Recently these keys have been used on very common domestic car brands like Ford and Chevrolet.  Hyundai and KIA have even started implementing laser cut keys!  The term laser cut is an industry term that […]

Range Rover Proximity Key Fob

Land Rover and Jaguar Push to Start Vehicles!

2013 Land Rover and Jaguar Prox Key Programming NOW AVAILABLE! We have recently gained the ability to program proximity (Push Button Start Type) key fobs  for select Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles.  These types of keys have to be Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) ONLY! Unlike other older models, there are no generic alternatives so the […]

PATS 1 Ford Family Vehicles

A Short History of the Ford PATS 1 System Ford began putting transmitter-responder or ‘Transponder’ chips  into their keys in 1996 with select models. This system was called the Passive Anti-Theft System (PATS), and quickly became a standard feature.  Ford owners on the PATS 1 system can program in their own keys if they follow […]