Automotive Locksmithing

  • 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

  • Essential Tools for the Automotive Locksmith

    You need a computer, key code software, hand tools, key machines and transponder machines.

    Article • February 1st, 2009