Flatirons Locksmiths: Automotive Keys Aren’t Like They Used to Be

Flatirons Locksmiths: Automotive Keys Aren’t Like They Used to Be

Lost Keys

Automotive keys always have a way of getting lost or misplaced. Whether you think you put them in your pocket and forgot or you placed them somewhere in the house, unfortunately they aren’t as easily replaced as they used to be either.

Before the late 90’s early 2000’s, automobile keys were easy and inexpensive to replace. You simply had another key made and that was it. With the integration of transponder chips and other key types such as laser cut or sidewinder keys, things changed. Newer vehicles have keys that have a chip in them that needs to be programmed to the vehicle so the vehicle recognizes the key and disengages the immobilizer so the engine will start. Many of the manufacturers now use keys that are cut differently, making them harder to duplicate as well. While this technology may make you feel more secure, it can make things harder when you lose a set. Not only is the cost at the dealership higher but it’s not always easy to find someone locally that performs the same service.

At Flatirons Locksmiths, we not only can perform these services for you but we are one of the few mobile locksmiths that can do it in the area. We handle a variety of keys such as:

Honda                                        Acura

Hyundai                                      Kia

GM                                             Ford

Subaru                                        Infinity

Lexus                                         Chrysler and more

So the next time you lose your keys and have a laser cut or sidewinder key, give us a call. Since we’re a mobile unit you don’t even have to worry about making a visit to the dealership or having to inconvenience yourself, we just come to you. Now you don’t have to pay dealership costs or have your car towed to the dealer.

Flatirons Locksmiths is a mobile locksmith company based in Boulder County, serving Boulder, Broomfield, Louisville, Lafayette, Superior, Erie, Niwot and Longmont in Colorado. We offer both emergency and scheduled services, feel free to browse our website to view our complete list of services, or contact us today for all of your residential, commercial, or automotive locksmith needs. We would love to hear from you!