If you’ve misplaced your car keys then you might be wondering who can help you cut a new laser cut key. The good news is that these keys are high security so you won’t have to worry about someone duplicating your key. Laser cut keys require a high level of skill and precision in order to cut them properly so make sure you find the right person to help you out.
We can cut laser keys for any vehicle. However, typically speaking, Honda and Lexus are the 2 most common types of laser cut keys. The keys are also programmed and require special equipment to program them after they have been cut.
They are a more popular option since they provide the highest level of security and precision. Even the ignitions that take these keys are harder to re-key because of their unique design. It requires someone who is highly skilled and trained to be able to accurately cut a laser key or re-key your ignition switch.
It’s pretty easy to tell if you have a laser cut key because of their unique design. They’re also referred to as a “sidewinder key” because of the design of the laser cut that resembles a sidewinder design. They are thicker than regular keys and are smooth down the sides, unlike a regular key that has notches out of one side.
They have a precise cut out design running down the center of it. They are only found on vehicles manufactured after 1990 and are more typical of higher-end brands.
Laser cut keys provide your vehicle with a high level of security. They have a transponder chip which means the vehicle won’t start unless the keys are in close proximity to the car. A few other things to note about the benefits of laser-cut keys include:
Another thing to keep in mind is that it’s more expensive to make laser cut keys if you’ve lost all of your keys. If you purchase a vehicle with a laser-cut key, get a copy made right away and put it somewhere special. This way, you can save lots of money in case you miss your original copy.
Laser cut keys are not made with your typical key cutting machine. They are cut with a more expensive laser machine and therefore can only be found at certain locksmiths or your dealership. The specialized equipment and knowledge it takes to cut these keys also makes them more expensive to cut.
When looking for someone who can cut a laser key for you, make sure they are a certified locksmith. Your dealership can also help you with laser cut keys. However, typically speaking, a dealership is going to be much more expensive than going to a locksmith.
Sevan Locks and Doors has a team of licensed locksmiths ready to help you out. Our crew is knowledgeable and has years of experience helping out the community here in the Seattle area. You can be certain that your laser cut key will be made with precision and care. If you need help getting a laser cut key made then give us a call today!