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A Basic Transponder Key.

A transponder key is a key with an electronic chip in it. The transponder key typically has a black plastic head on it. Most new cars have enhanced security features such as the transponder key programming. To prevent theft, this key is programmed to match your cars onboard computer.

If you lose all keys to your vehicle, you will need a key made from scratch. This will cost more than if you get a key cloned from one of your existing keys. Programming from scratch takes more time and is, therefore, more labor intensive compared to key cloning. We recommend getting your key cloned if you only have one remaining transponder key to your vehicle.

At American Lock & Key we stock many transponder keys and have the programming equipment to handle most makes and models including Toyota, Honda, GM, Lexus, Nissan, Infiniti, and more.

We can either make a key from scratch or clone a key to match your existing key. Some car models require you to get the keys directly from the dealership, if that is the case we will simply research your car by year, make, and model and tell you what will need to happen for your particular car.

Visit our Richmond office today or simply call us at 804-282-6060 for more information about our automotive locksmith services!

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We are family-owned, full-service home security and locksmith company serving Richmond, VA since 1980. We can install your door and even secure it with high-security locks or electrified door hardware. Call us today to discuss our full range of services including maintenance agreements, property management, fire code door inspections, and bulk hardware sales.

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American Lock & Key

2110 Spencer Rd.
Richmond, VA 23230

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