Automotive Locksmithing

  • 2011 “Most Popular” Automotive Key Blanks

    More and more vehicle manufacturers are using transponder-equipped mechanical keys and keyless fobs to operate their new vehicles. There is also an increase in the number of vehicles equipped with higher security mechanical lock mechanisms including Tibbe...

    Article • April 4th, 2011

  • Guide To Chrysler Remote Head, FOBIK and Ford IKT Key Blanks

    Beginning with the 2004 model year, Chrysler, Dodge and Plymouth offered the remote head key with the mini-vans. Since then, just about every Chrysler, Dodge and Jeep began introducing either a remote head key or a FOBIK key as new models were...

    Article • April 4th, 2011

  • Technology On The Move: Ford 80-Bit Key Blanks

    Ford Motor Company is upgrading its transponder-based engine immobilizer systems to the 80 Bit Texas Instrument technology, beginning with 2011 model Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles. The Ford 80 bit technology expands security features as well as...

    Article • April 4th, 2011

  • It’s A Miracle: New Miracle-A5 Key Machine From Keyless Ride

    The Miracle-A5 key machine, distributed by Keyless Ride, can either originate a new automotive key by known cuts or decode cuts and originate from an existing key. One of interesting features of the Miracle-A5 is the capability of originating most types...

    Article • April 1st, 2011

  • Tri-Code HS

    The Tri-Code H.S. is an electronic key machine specifically designed to be used by automotive dealers, and locksmiths, to cut “laser style” high security keys by code number or duplication. If key wear is detected on the pattern (original...

    Product • April 1st, 2011

  • TKO

    The TKO is a professional programming tool that features integrated hardware, enhanced operating software and simple cable connections. Visit our web site, Literature & Support, Automotive Products for the latest software updates, guides, videos and...

    Product • April 1st, 2011

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    Article • April 1st, 2011

  • VATS Bypass Module #VBM54

           The Vats Bypass Module #VBM054 is designed for those times when the vats ignition lock fails, due to the wires breaking off in the steering column, up near the head of the lock or the touch pads where the key meets the lock. It is suited...

    Product • March 31st, 2011

  • Wafer Popper Pliers #WP045

    The ‘Wafer Popper’ will pop those stubborn or stuck wafer from cam lock right out. The tool is an easy one hand operation with a study tooth, spring loaded handle for easy operation and cushioned grips for many years of easy  comfortable use. One...

    Product • March 31st, 2011

  • Facecap Removal Tool #FCP42

    The Multi-purpose Face Cap Tool, will remove a face cap from the lock housing with very minimal damage and the same face cap can be reused after the repairs have been made to the lock. This tool has a specially designed hardened tip and saddle and is...

    Product • March 31st, 2011

  • Bianchi TK100

    The Bianchi TK100 chip combines the TK24, TK40 and TK60 into one universal chip that services 1,500+ vehicle applications and over 90 percent of transponder vehicles on the road today. The battery-less TK100 is reprogrammable and allows 884 owners to...

    Product • March 31st, 2011

  • Programming The 2009 Honda Fit Using the TKO

    Vehicle engine immobilizer programming has evolved beyond on-board programming methods and manufacturer-dedicated tools to the “fits most non-proprietary” vehicle makes and models programming devices. With more than 350 vehicle makes and models...

    Article • February 4th, 2011

  • Laser 994

    The Laser 994 is considered the most advanced electronic high security key cutting machine in the market. Featuring a touch screen console, stand-alone unit and up to date code series - this is all you will need to cut high security keys by code. Plus...

    Product • January 31st, 2011

  • Time To Trade-in your Transponder Programmer?

    In order to compete, an automotive locksmith needs to have just about all of the most up-to-date equipment available. That’s easily said, but not always financially possible or practical. We have written about the different programming equipment...

    Article • January 31st, 2011

  • Servicing the Ford Fiesta, Part 2

    The new Ford Fiesta uses the new high-security side-milled lock system that Ford plans to phase in on all of their vehicles worldwide.  It also has a transponder system that is essentially the same as other Ford products.  It features an easily...

    Article • January 14th, 2011