Smart Key Duplication


Smart Key Duplication – Thanks to advancements in modern technology, the use of remote methods to control and secure vehicles has become increasingly popular. The majority of car keys produced since 1995 contain a transponder chip that can both receive and transmit radio signals. This chip enables the user to disarm their vehicle’s immobilizer by simply turning the key in the ignition to start it.

Laser cut keys provide an added layer of security, similar to a Vehicle Anti-Theft (VAT) key. Nowadays, keyless cars are becoming the norm, with electronic keys taking over physical keys that are usually attached to a small hard plastic box, featuring a set of buttons that allow users to remotely start their vehicle. These small plastic boxes are commonly referred to as key fobs. As technology continues to advance, smart keys are becoming even smarter, with the ability to control more vehicle functions via key fobs.

Although modern technology brings numerous benefits, it also presents its fair share of challenges. The growth of technology can result in certain issues, such as the breakage or snapping of the transponder chip in the key. Additionally, remote key fobs can easily be lost, broken, or misplaced, necessitating the need for replacement or reprogramming. Other problems may arise, such as malfunctioning lock and unlock buttons, intermittent button operation, water damage, or the fob becoming worn.

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Smart Key Duplication and Programming

We specialize in providing professional key fob replacement services for lost, locked, or broken keys. Our skilled technicians are equipped to recover an existing fob or procure a new one, program it, and perform any necessary fob-related tasks. In most cases, we are able to program the key fob on the spot for your convenience.

However, the difficulty of key fob replacement can vary depending on several factors, including your vehicle’s make and model, as well as its manufacturer. To ensure a quick and efficient replacement process, we offer two options.

  • Our first option is to provide an unbranded key fob, which is the quickest and simplest option.
  • Our second option is to replace the proper factory-made keys, which may take longer. Regardless of which option you choose, our top priority is to meet your needs and provide you with the best possible service. If time is of the essence, we recommend choosing the former option, but if you have a bit more time to spare, the latter option is a great choice as well.

Key fobs and push to start ignition

Push to start ignition has become one of the most popular and convenient remote vehicle functions, allowing drivers to start their cars with the simple push of a button. However, it can also cause a significant amount of trouble. For example, a customer once found herself stranded inside her car after dropping off a friend at the airport, as her key fob was in her friend’s jacket pocket. The car automatically shut down when her friend’s jacket went out of range, leaving her stranded. Fortunately, we were able to quickly provide assistance and get her back on the road in no time.

  • We also provide laser cut keys, keys which, as the name implies, are cut with lasers for added security. The keys are stronger than regular keys and have greater precision. They also require specialized tools to cut, and professionals who know how to use said tools.
  • We can replace and make VATs (Vehicle Anti theft) keys as well. Like laser cut keys, VAT keys also add another layer of security. Every VAT key is loaded with chips that possess unique registers. If a regular locksmith without expert knowledge were to try replicating a VAT key, that key would fit into ignition, but it would fail to start the car.

As modern vehicles become increasingly sophisticated, smart keys, electronic keys, and key fobs have become the norm. However, when these devices fail, a traditional locksmith may not be equipped to handle the problem. This is where we come in. In an emergency, we are the experts you should turn to for help. Our skilled technicians can quickly assess and resolve your key fob-related issues, often on the spot. Not only are we faster and more efficient than your car dealership, but we also offer more affordable pricing. Our locksmiths are highly trained and experienced, capable of performing a wide range of services, including programming transponders and reprogramming VAT and smart keys for a variety of vehicles.

Stellar Keys is your go-to solution for a trustworthy and safe smart key duplication or FOB for your car, truck, or motorcycle in the Greater Minneapolis Area. With the use of industry-leading programming tools, we create new keys for your vehicle that adhere to the manufacturer’s specifications. Simply contact us, and we will be with you in a matter of minutes.


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