Frequently Asked Questions
We’re here to answer all your questions!
Here are a few of the most common questions we receive:
Does Transponder City Locksmith & Alarms make keys?
Yes! We are very proficient at making keys, especially car keys with chips and remotes. Whether your key is broken, bent, or cracked, we can make you a new car key. Visit our shop or call ahead to talk to one of our knowledgable staff members.
Do you make chipped keys and remotes?
Yes, again! We carry a full line of transponder keys and car remote fobs. Our keys have the option of having push buttons for lock/unlock or just a simple plastic head. If we don’t have it in stock we can get it quickly.
Can you come out to my location?
Regardless of where your car is, we can come to you. Our fleet of six service technicians can arrive anywhere in Cook County, IL very quickly. Plus, we can complete the job on site without issue.
How can I tell if my car has a chip?
Great question, not all cars have chips in them, however most vehicles do. The chip is very small and its usually embedded in the plastic head of the key. We have diagnostic equipment to determine which chip your key has. For example, some have a 40bit or 80bit chip. These differences matter when programming the key to your car.
How do you program my car key to my car?
Short answer is with very expensive and sensitive diagnostic equipment that we get through our verified OEM vendors. Our machine hooks into your cars OBD port which is usually located under the dash board. This allows us to communicate with your cars computer to add or remove keys from its memory bank.