Automotive Locksmithing

  • Automotive Key Tag System

    RO-LOK ® has released its updated LT421 Automotive Key Tag System, with approximately 1000 key tags. This sytem is designed to organize both foreign and domestic key blanks behind key hooks. The keys are cross-referenced with Ilco, E-Z, Silca...

    Product • November 11th, 2010

  • Specialty Tools Make the Locksmith’s Job Easier

    Here’s a first look at some of the newest tools for the automotive locksmith.

    Article • November 1st, 2010

  • Advanced Diagnostics Update

    Increase security and keep your Advanced Diagnostics transponder programming tools up to date.

    Article • October 1st, 2010

  • ALOA Celebrates at 54th Annual Convention

    Classes were well-attended on subjects ranging from traditional locksmith servicing techniques to emerging electronic technology subjects.

    Article • October 1st, 2010

  • A Look Back at Vintage Auto Locks

    Tips for servicing vintage Chrysler, Ford, GM and Studebaker vehicle locks

    Article • September 3rd, 2010

  • Servicing the 2010 Chevy Camaro

    These new Strattec high-security 2-track locks are intended to become the standard lock system for future GM vehicles.

    Article • September 3rd, 2010

  • 30 Under 30 Interview

    Seth and Alex Hecht, Able Locksmith

    Article • September 3rd, 2010

  • Cloning the 2nd Generation Philips Crypto with Kaba Ilco RW4 Plus or Ilco EZ®-Clone Plus

    We cloned the Philips Crypto transponder (“V” chip) equipped Honda remote head key from a 2007 Honda Accord using an RW4 Plus.

    Article • August 5th, 2010

  • Locksmithing Etc.

    News You Can Use

    Article • August 5th, 2010

  • Philips Crypto Key Blank Cloning Guide

    More than 160 models of vehicles use the Philips Crypto transponder chip technology. Philips Crypto cloning equipment enables you to clone keys for approximately 400 vehicle models.

    Article • August 5th, 2010

  • Dealing With Pin Retainers

    Most locksmiths would rather deal with ten active retainers than one pin retainer. You generally have to fight, curse, and dig the pin retainers out their sockets with drills, ice-picks, Dremel® and tools.

    Article • July 6th, 2010

  • RW4 Plus

    The Ilco® RW4 Plus cloning device combines all the previous features and benefits with the capability to clone Philips encrypted transponder keys. Use the RW4 Plus in conjunction with the new Philips Modular Key System from Ilco to add cloning for...

    Product • June 30th, 2010

  • Hotwire Software

    Bypass Mazda Outcode/Incodes & Ford 10-minute waits with Hotwire. Keyless Ride has released two new software add-on modules, Mazda outcode/incode bypass and Ford 10-minute bypass. Mazda bypass has a 95% success rate and works with all vehicles under the...

    Product • June 30th, 2010

  • 884 Decrypter Ultegra

    The Bianchi 884 Decryptor Ultegra fully integrated cloning tool combines the features of the Repli-Code 7 TX and Decryptor into one stand-alone tool; no computer or attachments needed. The compact unit identifies and clones Philips Crypto [2nd gen.], TI...

    Product • June 1st, 2010

  • Servicing a 2008 Saturn Astra

    GM models such as the 2010 Buick LaCrosse, GMC Terrain plus Chevrolet Equinox and Chevrolet Camaro use similar locks and can be serviced in the same manner.

    Article • June 1st, 2010