Automotive Locksmithing

  • MMX Key Machine

    New and ready to ship, the ITL MMX computerized key machine is the lightest and most compact on the market today. As with all ITL key machines, it cuts original keys by code and houses 600+ manufacturer depth and space sets. Features include...

    Product • July 28th, 2009

  • AD-900 Pro

    The Advanced Diagnostics AD-900 Pro is a transponder duplicating/copying (cloning) machine manufactured by a company that does not manufacture or sell transponder-equipped key blanks in North America. The AD 900 Pro has the ability to clone Silca/Ilco EH2...

    Product • July 24th, 2009

  • GM Adds Sidewinder Locks For 2010

    The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro, Chevrolet Equinox and Buick LaCrosse vehicles initially will be equipped with these sidewinder locks, with more models to be added.

    Article • July 2nd, 2009

  • An Overview of Keyless Remotes

    I’ve been an automotive locksmith for over 35 years, and keyless remotes have been around for about half of that time. Through the years, I have learned that only two rules apply when it comes to working with keyless remotes: There are no...

    Article • July 2nd, 2009

  • What’s In Your Toolbox?

    Invest in high quality tools and equipment, making sure to keep them all in good working order.

    Article • June 2nd, 2009

  • New Strattec Codeable Padlock

    Strattec’s new high security codeable padlock is available in four different keyways for compatibility with 11 million GM, Ford and Chrysler vehicles.

    Article • June 2nd, 2009

  • JMA Unique Transponder Key Blanks

    This transponder key design enables JMA to sell key blanks with or without a transponder chip. JMA sells transponder chips separately.

    Article • May 1st, 2009

  • Strattec Update

    STRATTEC is now supplying locks and related components for almost 90 percent of General Motors vehicles.

    Article • May 1st, 2009

  • Remote Key Heads

    Just about every vehicle manufacturer has remote head keys on at least some of their vehicles. A remote head key has the remote functions; lock/unlock, etc., plus the mechanical key blade contained in one package. The mechanical key blade of a remote head...

    Article • May 1st, 2009

  • ASP Supermarkets

    ASP is offering incentives for distributors that stock its most popular items.

    Article • May 1st, 2009

  • CargoLock to the Rescue

    Panel vans are designed to carry valuable tools and merchandise, so they have automatically become a target for thieves. Cargolock manufactures an electronic sliding deadbolt lock for securing side and rear van doors.

    Article • May 1st, 2009

  • Servicing the 2005 Subaru Outback, Part 1

    Guide to unlocking, door lock removal and transponder programming for Subaru Outback

    Article • April 1st, 2009

  • Programming the 2005 Ford F150 with the MVP

    This low-cost entry provides automotive transponder programming capabilities for the locksmith who programs a limited number of vehicles.

    Article • March 1st, 2009

  • 30 Under 30: Tommy Shafer

    Getting Started In A family Locksmithing Business

    Article • March 1st, 2009

  • Factors to Consider When Choosing a Scope

    The right scope is key for safe opening or for wafer reading.

    Article • March 1st, 2009