How To Program Car Keys

How To Program Car Keys

Learn How To On Board Program Your Car Key Or Remote.

These days, many drivers use some type of programmed key to operate their cars. While older cars may still require a metal key, many modern vehicles have keys with a chip embedded in the plastic head and programmed to the car’s onboard computer. To create a duplicate or new key for your vehicle, it helps to have the right code for the task. 1800-Unlocks partners with members of NASTF, which means we are authorized to obtain key codes that allow us to program new keys. 1800-Unlocks features professional locksmiths all over the USA. We have multiple branches in most states. As a leading national locksmith service, we offer a complete lineup of professional auto, commercial, and residential services.

How to Program Car Keys

If you break your key in your car’s ignition or need duplicate car keys, 1800-Unlocks can program your car keys for an affordable price. We feature professional locksmiths who are certified and licensed to deliver our locksmith services. Our technicians are certified and authorized to program car keys. From transponder keys to key fobs, we have the technology need to program your car keys. Untrained technicians who do not know how to program car keys may not provide you with the quality service you need. Our technicians are trained and experienced in all manner of key duplication. Some of our key duplication services include:

  • High-security keys
  • Transponder keys
  • Smart keys
  • Standard keys
  • Key fobs and more

When you contact 1800-Unlocks in an emergency, we can send out a mobile locksmith to help you on the spot. If you break your key in your ignition or lose your car key, we can provide you with new programmed keys at an affordable price.

Need an Auto Locksmith? Call 1800-Unlocks

1800-Unlocks features licensed locksmiths who can travel to the spot they’re needed. If you lock your keys in your car or lose your keys, call us. Because we have branches all over the USA, you can find us in most states. We offer emergency services at competitive pricing. Some of our auto services include:

  • Lock repair
  • Lock installation
  • Key duplication
  • Car key programming

1800-Unlocks offers a full lineup of professional locksmith services for our auto, residential, and commercial customers. Visit our website to find a branch in or near your city or town. Never trust your security to an untrained operator. We have the certification, experience, and expertise needed to deliver all of our professional locksmith services. Keep us plugged into your smartphone so you can find us when you need us!

Sam Wilson
Author: Sam Wilson

I am a licensed locksmith and the owner of 1-800-Unlocks. The goal of our locksmith directory is to provide a safe place for customers to find a local legitimate locksmith and avoid the pitfalls of being a victim of scamming locksmiths.


  1. I have a 2002 VW Cabrio and need a second key. I have the key code I believe. Can you do this for me.

  2. I bought a used 2016 Lexus ES 350 that has only one key fob.

    Can you send me another one that is programmed to unlock door and star engine?

    1. i have a 2014 ford explorer
      i have lost both key fobs
      i have one new fob that needs programming
      is this something you can do?

      1. Hi Kevin,
        Yes, a locksmith can do that. However, for Ford’s, we will have to program 2 car keys initially. I would use the directory to search for your local locksmith or call toll-free and type your zip code so our system can attempt to connect you directly with the local featured locksmith.

  3. Strock Locks has been providing excellent service for Harford County Government for many years. I couldn’t think of hiring anybody else for lock services.

  4. I have a 1999 Ford Explorer Eddie bauer. Put a new switch in but needs it programmed.

  5. I have a 2000 Buick Lasaber limited and I think my transponder key is having issues with the signal because sometimes my car will start and sometimes it won’t.

  6. I have a 2010 Toyota RAV4 with a push button start. I have one key, but would like a spare. Is there someone in the ATLANTA area who can do this for me?

    1. Hi Doug, yes our closest fully verified locksmith is . Sandy Springs Locksmith is 404-256-3780.

  7. I have a 2000 Honda Accord. My son lost key so I put new steering column in. But now car try’s to start but don’t. Do I have to have key programmed? If yes can you do this? And price?

    1. Hi Charlene,
      Yes, it sounds like you do need to have that key programmed. We are a legitimate locksmith directory, so you can either use the zip code lookup bar at the top of the website to find a local company or call 1-800-865-6257, and if we have a local partner locksmith dealer in the area, your call will automatically connect to them. I hope this helps!

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