Modern vehicles (every car since 1997) have transponder chips inserted in their keys for additional security. These chip keys send signals to a car’s computer to tell it that the right key has been inserted which allows the car’s ignition to start. While transponder and radio keys offer increased security, replacing these chip keys through a dealership comes at a high price in terms of both time and money. Dealers need your car towed to them before they will work on it, and the most recent 2013 & 2014 key models require most dealers (especially Audi / VW, Lexus / Toyota, BMW, Porsche, Ford & Chrysler) 3-5 business days to reprogram from the time the car arrives. We can work on any make and model of car- check out the list of cars we specialize in servicing!
Finding a skilled automotive locksmith to make a replacement for your chip key can be just as difficult as going through the dealer. If you have a stolen, broken or lost car key, Apollo technicians will come to your location at any time to make and program a new key with a transponder chip at a fraction of the cost charged by dealerships. Instead of waiting 3-5 days for a replacement chip key to arrive and be programmed through a dealership, our locksmiths can create your replacement key while you wait meaning your car never gets towed and you can get back to your life. Call us and we will come to you 24/7!