I have a new car, It has some kind of security device built into the key, do I have to go to the dealer to get a copy?
NO. Most nyccarkeys can reproduce these keys. Including the latest high security vehicle keys. In nearly all cases,nyccarkeys will save you money over the dealer. Believe it or not, we are usually more familiar with, how these systems work, than your dealer. Also we suggest that you purchase the keys from us. do not buy keys from the internet.. and special equipment is required to program the keys to the car and challenge codes needed to be input into the program to make the keys work properly.
Why should I call a locksmith when I am locked out of my car?
If your like most people, you have a big investment in your automobile. In years gone by, almost anyone could open a locked car using only one tool. It only took a second or two. Today however, auto makers have really tightened up the security of almost every car on the road. This means that a trained professional must have dozens of tools and techniques in order your car with no damage.
Today's locksmith owns hundreds of dollars worth of tools and books on car opening. That is why he or she must charge a fair price to open your car. When you call nyccarkeys a trained professional responds to your call. He or she arrives in a service vehicle stocked with thousands of dollars worth of tools and machinery, ready for any emergency. In many towns, the police no longer will respond to lockouts unless it is a dire emergency. The more informed police departments do not want to risk doing hundreds of dollars of damage to your car. When you call the police, a tow truck driver, or any other unskilled person to unlock your car...you risk unnecessary damage to your vehicle.
Police rarely have all the tools or special training needed to open your car without damage. Nyccarkeys are trained professionals that use finesse, not force. A botched car opening job can easily do $350.00 worth of damage to the inside of the door panel. In a true emergency (child locked in car, etc.), call the police. Plus many we will open your car quickly, and at no charge.
What do I do If I lost my keys?
Call NYCcarkeys We can generate new keys for most types of locks, this includes Autos, Motorcycle and ATV's as well as home locks.
Can I cut a key from a key code or by Vin number ?
In many cases keys can be made by nyccarkeys from the code number of a lock or just by the cars vin number This is common with all vehicles . Requiring proof of ownership before cutting a key by code or by vin is a standard procedure used by Security Professionals to safeguard security.
I have a jammed ignition cylinder
If you have a jammed ignition cylinder, the first thing to try is to jiggle the steering wheel. Sometimes, the steering column will lock and this also locks the ignition (you don't want to start a vehicle if you can't steer it!).If that doesn't work, call us and we'll send one of our nyccarkeys automotive locksmiths to help.In some cases, the key might be old and worn, and need to be replaced.In other cases, the culprit might be the ignition itself. If you drive a Ford Focus and have a jammed ignition cylinder, we can just about guarantee you have to replace it.Whether we have to make a new key or replace the ignition, our automotive locksmith will show up with the tools to get the job done quickly, and on the spot.