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Car Key Programming And Who Can Do It

We get a lot of customers asking us about car keys and car key programming so in today’s post, we thought we’d focus on this. There are a number of types of keys that need to be programmed but for most of our customers, this relates to car keys. Our shop in Portlaoise stocks one of the biggest range of key banks in the country and here we can cut and code keys for almost every single locking situation. We can cut keys from an existing key or by the code.

Chipped car keys are very common nowadays. The chips included in the keys give off a signal that communicates with the transceiver of the car. The signal is often sent with the push of a button, but some keys have a continuous signal that is activated when you get close to your car. In the majority of cases, the transponder chips need to be programmed to work with the car and this means that in order to start your engine the key needs to correspond with the car digitally. You can’t just turn the key in the ignition.

Car Key Programming – Where To Get it Done?

A good locksmith will offer car key programming and if you live near any of our stores, Kildare, Laois, Tipperary, Carlow, or Kilkenny, please feel free to give us a call to discuss your key cutting or key programming needs. If you have a special key, you may have to get in touch with your car dealer for a replacement, but we will be able to advise you on this when we talk. With the right technology and electronic expertise, a good auto locksmith can refurbish or repair most push-button car keys on the market today. They can also create duplicate keys including remote car keys and non-remote keys which will allow you to open and lock the car and start your vehicle without going to the full expense of purchasing a full remote car key.


If you were thinking about getting a key yourself and then having it cut and programmed you need to make sure that you buy it from a trusted distributor. There are a lot of old and used car keys available on the market but let’s be honest, these cannot be reprogrammed so you are just wasting your money.

Car Key Programming – How Long Does it Take?

 Car Key programming is a quick job for our expert locksmiths and that is because we have the correct tools, experience, and knowledge. If you need a duplicate key get in touch with us right away. It won’t take us long to provide you with a new fully programmed key without any hassle. Our prices are competitive and our services are guaranteed. Get in touch today if you need our key programming or key cutting services. Remember, it’s always better to let the experts do the work because if you make a mistake by following one of the many key programming guides that are available online, it can cost you a lot more in the long run and no one wants that.

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