To help ensure prompt and efficient service, we encourage you to use the guide below to help identify your key type as best you are able before calling us. Knowing your key type helps us provide you with the best service possible as quickly as possible.
Conventionally Cut Mechanical
A metal key that is the traditional idea of a cut key with jagged edges and teeth; similar to a standard house key.
A metal key, but with the cut made in the center of the key blade rather than along the edge.
On-Board Programmable Conventionally Cut Cut
A mechanically cut key that is often accompanied by a separate remote/fob. The key can be user-programmed to some degree.
Transponder Key Conventionally Cut
A metal key with jagged edges that often has a plastic covering at the top to cover the transponder.
High-Security Transponder Key
A metal key with a cut made in the center of the key blade or along the edge. It does not have jagged edges, but often has a plastic covering on the top that covers the transponder.
Often plastic, a fob is essentially a remote that lets you lock/unlock your doors by pressing a button, or even start your car without the use of a key.
Transponder keys have a chip embedded in the key that sends out a code to allow the car to start. These can resemble mechanical keys, but often have a plastic covering that hides the transponder chip.
Switchblade keys are easily recognizable by the plastic casing into which the key itself folds. The plastic casing also often doubles as a remote control for the car.