Car Key Replacement Services in Burbank

Lost or Broke your Car keys? Replacing one shouldn't be a big deal for us, give us a call and we'll get it replaced for you in 20 minutes of your call. You can enjoy our quick affordable car key replacement services at your car location 24 hours a day. Our mobile car key locksmiths can reach you in less than 20 minutes of your calling us!

Locksmith Burbank Car Key Services

Locksmith Burbank mobile locksmiths for cars are ready to service all your car key replacement needs 24/7. In the old days, it was easy to get a car key copied. Most people could go down to the hardware store and spend about fifty cents on each copy they needed. Then they would keep the extra copies somewhere and could find an easy replacement if one were to be lost or broken. Nowadays, with technological advancement, this is no longer possible. These days depending on the age and make of your vehicle, you might have a few options for car keys.

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Some of the more common keys we replace include:

  • Regular
  • Transponder Chipped Key
  • Laser-Cut Key
  • Switchblade Key
  • Proximity Smart Keys a.k.a Fob Keys

As you read through this list, the complexity of these car keys grow and so does the price as well.

 As a result of a multitude of added features, replacing a set of keys is no longer a less than a dollar proposition. Although this is not ideal, this is the same reason why someone cannot just jam a screwdriver into your ignition and drive off with your car. The following guide will explain how we can easily replace your key so you can get back on the road in no time!

Regular Car Key Replacement


These are the old fashioned keys that are easily copied and replaced. Usually, you find them on the older cars usually from the late 1980s and 1990s era. These're pretty much the same to the keys you probably have for your home or office and the simplicity and inexpensiveness to replace is matched by the fact that they do not provide much security. For this reason, they have generally been phased out and you do not see them much anymore.

Transponder Car Keys Replacement

These look very similar to regular keys, although the feature a larger plastic piece attached on top of them. Just as people use a transponder for their specific garage door so too do they use this type of key for their particular ignition. The transponder sends a particular signal to the ignition, which provides an added layer of security to the process. Without this signal, the car will not start even if the key turns the ignition. For this reason, you cannot just copy them easily, but need to be sure to go to a reliable locksmith company just like ours. The thing about transponder key is that it has a chip in it which needs to be programmed to the computer of the car first to work.

Laser-Cut Car Keys

For people who do not pay much attention to keys (a.k.a. everyone besides locksmiths), they probably will not see much of a difference between these kinds of keys versus regular aside from the fact that they tend to be a bit larger. The major difference is because, on each side of the key, there is a specific design to match a particular ignition. These are tricky to replace because the technology required to produce these types of keys is quite expensive. Laser cut keys are cut with a special laser cut key cutting machine and most of the times have transponder chips in them which needs to be programmed to the car computer once the correct key is cut.

Switchblade Keys Cut On-the-Spot

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The majority of car keys these days are Switchblade keys a.k.a Flip keys. This is what we see with a combination of keyless entry and a key that pops out with the push of a button. Depending on the manufacturer, these may either be laser or standard cut. It is important to note, however, that repairing these keys is not a terribly expensive process. The real issue is when you lose them, as you need a specific key blank to work with your car’s individual keyless entry system.

Proximity Smart Key Replacements

Today, these are generally found on most higher-end vehicles though they are gradually starting to permeate the market. These are generally paired with a push-button start system and have the benefit of features such as automatically locking and unlocking doors when you are near or far from the vehicle as well as providing the greatest security for users.

Many of the cars with this type of system do feature a key on them, but this is generally only used to lock and unlock the glovebox as even the doors of these types of vehicles tend to not even have a place for the key. Their only major weakness is that they are frequently lost which can cause two issues of you being both unable to enter and start your car.

Locksmith Burbank Replacement Services are Affordable

Regardless of the type of key that you have, we can help you and there are a lot of advantages to this. As everyone knows, a trip to your car dealership is never inexpensive. Often, you go to the dealer expecting to just do one small thing, and somehow they convince you to do hundreds of dollars’ worth of service.

Not only this, but dealer prices are steep for key replacements and often times they can be backed up for days and weeks without you being able to get in for an appointment. Finally, there is the problem of how exactly do you even get to the dealership if you do not have the keys to your car to go there.

We can come out to the car at the location so you won't have to tow it to the dealership and make a new key on spot hassle-free. No matter the year, make, or model of your car, we have all the necessary tools needed. Not only this, but we offer roadside assistance so that if you are stranded on the highway or anywhere else inconvenient, our service vehicles have the tools necessary for any job.

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Damaging or losing your keys can be a serious headache. So before you make a costly, and lengthy trip to your local car dealership or spend hours searching around for an automotive locksmith, contact us today.

What Customers Say About Locksmith Burbank

Lee G.
W Burbank Blvd

The keys to my porsche boxter just disappeared last night. I was so frustrated, I had to go to work, I also didn’t want to lose money due to the delay. I called for a locksmith and Tom came over right away, and made key fob for me on spot. I thought only dealer does them, but it seems Locksmith Burbank can do any keys and price was good too

Vincente Batista
Victory Blvd

My office is in Burbank and I often need to meet people. So the day my office door stopped to work, I was both sad and upset. My secretary called Locksmith Burbank and I was pleased from the fast job and professional education the guy from Locksmiths have. My work day was safe!

Laurie Young
Lamar St

Unexpected situations are always embarrassing and upsetting… especially if you have no time at all! When I realized my garage door wasn’t working I nearly got a heart attack! After a few minutes, I got a great idea and I called Locksmith Burbank: the guys arrived on time and did an excellent job!