Chevy Car Key Replacement Services In Cleveland OH

Lost your Chevy car keys in Cleveland or Akron area? We are here to help!

No matter what kind of Chevy you drive, dealing with car key trouble can throw a wrench in your schedule.

On top of that, you find out that your local Chevy dealership wants to charge you an arm and a leg for a new set and you might feel like your entire week has been thrown into chaos.

Luckily, your trusted Cleveland/Akron auto locksmith is here to set things right. Our trained technicians are experienced with Chevy cars and trucks, so that you can get back to life as normal at a fraction of the cost.

Take a look at some of the services that our team at Advanced Lock and Key provides for our Chevy owners.

One of the most common problems that car owners call us for is a lost set of keys.

Whether you’ve dropped them overboard in Lake Erie or left them behind on a camping trip outside the city, losing your car keys is something that can happen from time to time.

And you may be wondering what your next steps are.

If your car uses a mechanical key and you have a spare set, you’re in luck! You can bring them into us and we’ll replace your lost set quickly.

If you don’t have a spare or your key uses a FOB, don’t worry.

Using your car’s VIN number, we can program or code a new key to your car’s central computer.

We may have a blank key for your Chevy make and model on hand, or we may need to order one.

Chevy Car Key Replacement by Advanced Lock and Key
Chevy Car Key Replacement by Advanced Lock and Key

Which Chevy Car Keys Need Coding?

Chevy was one of the first car manufacturers to utilize technology in their keys to give their users convenience and security.

In fact, their parent company, GM, had introduced remote technology in their car keys as early as 1986. By 1993, Chevy Corvettes were equipped with proximity keys that could unlock the car as the owner approached.

The FOB and the key wouldn’t be integrated for a few years after that, but it was a huge step in the direction of remote entry and then completely keyless FOBs.

It’s for this reason that Chevy cars and trucks made after the late 80s will need some kind of coding in order to program a new key.

The newer the vehicle, the more advanced the anti-theft technology is, meaning that your auto locksmith will need to be well-versed in your car’s operating system in order to successfully introduce a new key.

What Is Car Key Coding?

Now that we know that Chevy car keys made after the late 80s need coding, what exactly does that process entail?

Well, in earlier versions of these keys, the technology was fairly basic. A transponder chip was installed in the key so that owners could unlock and lock the car without having to put their key in the lock. In the early days, a key still needed to be inserted into the ignition to start the car.

Coding these keys, then, is fairly straightforward. All that an auto locksmith has to do is extract the right code and put it onto a new transponder chip. Then, that new chip can be used to lock and unlock the car.

Later on, rolling codes were introduced which made it more difficult for a car thief to hack into the frequency and copy the code remotely. Unlike the first-generation codes, rolling codes are not a static set of directions but rather a conversation between the key and the car’s central computer.

This way, the car uses an algorithm to update the code and retire old ones. Rolling codes technically can still be hacked, but it takes a sophisticated level of coding knowledge to do it.

So, while this level of technology keeps your car safer, it also means that we have more work to do to introduce a new car key to your car. In order to do so, we need to log in to your car’s central computer and grant the new car key access.

Of course, all car companies, including Chevy, are constantly upgrading their security, which means that we have to keep ourselves up-to-date on the latest tech advancements.

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Chevy Car Key Replacement by Advanced Lock and Key
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Chevy Car Key Replacement by Advanced Lock and Key

Issues With Your Chevrolet Keys?

Maybe you haven’t actually lost your car keys but are having issues with your existing set.

If your car key has stopped working or works sporadically, it’s possible that you need a new battery or that your car key has sustained water or impact damage.

If you’re not sure how to diagnose the problem with your keys, we’re happy to help.

We’d much rather offer you the simple, and cheap, fix of changing your car key battery than putting you through the process of ordering a new set.

And, if we can salvage your existing transponder chip, we’ll do our best to offer you the least invasive process.

How Long Does It Take To Replace a Chevy Key?

When you call us, the first thing that we’ll do is check to see if we have your Chevy key in stock.

That will save you a few extra days that you don’t have to wait for a blank key to arrive in the mail.

If we don’t have your key, we’ll order you a new one as soon as possible.

Instead of spending your time looking for the right key online—and hoping that you’ve picked the right one!—you can rely on our experience with Chevys to be able to choose the right one quickly.

Once your key is in, we’ll arrange for a time to come to you and program your new key.

The coding process itself usually takes less than an hour, so that you can get back to the road in no time.

Chevy Car Key Replacement by Advanced Lock and Key
Chevy Car Key Replacement by Advanced Lock and Key

Can You Reprogram A Chevy Key On Your Own?

The good thing about the advanced technology in car keys these days is that they’re difficult to copy. That keeps your car safe from theft, even for the most seasoned car thieves.

The downside is that even though you can order a new key online, reprogramming your new set isn’t a DIY job.

Instead, you need access to a specialized device that connects to your car’s central computer.

These devices cost thousands of dollars and are only sold to dealerships and certified locksmiths and mechanics, which prevents just anyone from getting their hands on them.

(In the picture above you can see our technician uses this machine)

Cost Of Replacing A Chevy Key

The biggest question on your mind might be, “What is all of this going to cost?” It will depend, as you might have guessed, on the level of technology in the key.

As we said, cars built before 1986 or so will use mechanical keys only. These are on the cheaper side and easy to duplicate.

You likely won’t pay more than $75 to $125 for the key unless you need it as a rush order.

Now, if your car is from sometime between the 90s and 2010s, you’ll likely have a mechanical key or switchblade key with a FOB.

These will cost more as they need to be reprogrammed to your car. You can expect anywhere from $100 to $300.

Finally, if you have a very new car that uses completely keyless technology, the price could top $300. It’s best to call your certified auto locksmith to get a more accurate quote.

Chevy Car Key Replacement by Advanced Lock and Key
Chevy Car Key Replacement by Advanced Lock and Key

It's Time To Call Your Auto Locksmith For Chevy Keys

Now that you know the ins-and-outs of Chevy car key replacement, all that’s left is to call your auto locksmith to start the process.

No matter where you’re located in the greater Cleveland/Akron area, we’re happy to come out and replace and code your key onsite.

Make sure to give us a call as soon as you can so that we can order a new key if we don’t have one in stock.

And, we’ll schedule a time at your earliest convenience to get your new keys programmed.

Not only will you save money by not having to go to the dealership, but we’ll offer the convenience of on-site service.

You’ll be back behind the wheel of your Chevy car or truck before you know it!

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Jennifer DewittJennifer Dewitt
16:00 11 Jun 23
Jim came out to are location in lakewood ohio and replace the ignition cylinder to our 2006 Chevrolet equinox since it was stuck and wouldn’t turn. He also made us 2 new keys and got our car going so we can finally go to the lake wing the kids. Lifesaver. Great price and professional.
Attallah FardAttallah Fard
18:49 05 Jun 23
Jim came out and made me a new key for my 2019 mazada. Price was amazing service was great. Perfect timing
Jacquetta JonesJacquetta Jones
17:45 01 May 23
Advanced lock and key made me a new key for my 2018 Hyundai Tucson push to start smart key. At my house best price I found. Great service Thank you
Debra HammondDebra Hammond
18:12 29 Apr 23
Advanced lock and key came out to my home after my key went missing. They made me a new 2019 Kia optima flip key on the spot and programmed it. The price was cheaper than all the competitors and the dealership. Another company came out and tried to make us a regular key for double the amount. Thank you Josh. Appreciate the good work
Eli BeckerEli Becker
14:41 29 Apr 23
Amazing service! Super competitive pricing! This is THE ONLY WAY to get a replacement smartkey for your car.So glad I found them. I had no idea how convenient and professional and affordable a mobile locksmith could be. I needed a 4button key for my 2016 Subaru Forester. I contacted the dealer and the price was over $340. I saw that Ace hardware store could make a replacement 4 button key but it would be a week before the key would be available. I called Advanced Lock and Key and within minutes the dispatcher connected me to the technician, Jim. At 4pm, just as he promised, Jim drove in our driveway and within 15 minutes I had a perfect 4 button key at a reasonable price. Do not hestitate to call Advanced Lock and Key; I'm so glad I did!(Attached is a photo with the new key in the middle and the valet and original key that Jim reprogrammed for us. They all work perfectly! I'm just blown away with how simple Advanced Lock and Key made this process.)Update: Can I give these guys 7 stars? Jim restored proper function to our valet key!! One key we got from the Subaru dealer a couple years ago was a valet key. It never seemed, to us, to work correctly. If we locked the car with the valet key and then unlocked it with the valet key, the alarm went off until we put the valet key started the car with the valet key. It seemed useless. We took the car and the key to the Subaru dealer, showed them the issue and their chief mechanic told us "It's designed to function that way." Please. Jim needed to reprogram all three of our keys, which he did quickly, and now the valet key makes sense: If you lock the car with the valet key and unlock with the valet key no alarm. If you lock the key with the remote, the alarm system is set and if you open the car with the valet key then the alarm sounds. Perfect. BETTER AND MORE COMPETENT THAN THE DEALER!!!Thanks, Jim and thanks Advanced Lock and Key. The best.
Vicki CarrollVicki Carroll
12:20 27 Apr 23
We lost our key in Cleveland for our 2013 Kia optima. Advanced lock and key came out and made us a new smart key. Great price and service
Erica HallErica Hall
03:59 21 Apr 23
Jim was very quick and efficient with getting my problem solved. The dealership was charging me a ridiculous amount for a key replacement. I spoke with Jim and he assured me he could get it done for a reasonable amount and he did just that.
Kaylyn McKinneyKaylyn McKinney
01:02 27 Jan 23
I was locked out of my home and gave Advanced Lock and Key a call, and they were at my house in 15 minutes!!! Fast service and really great prices!!! Will definitely call again for any locksmith needs that I have.
18:43 23 Jan 23
They are really good at handling the business. Get the job done quick. I had a malfunctioning key fob they gave meAnother one for free after I already paid for one. I recommend anybody to them. Get a deal as well.
Deserea WeaverDeserea Weaver
16:40 18 Dec 22
I locked my car keys in my car at a gas station. I called Advanced Lock and Key. The rep I spoke with on the phone was very knowledgeable and considerate. Connor was there in 20 minutes, ready to get me in my car. Connor was very professional and caring. Would highly recommend them to everyone. Will definitely give them a call again. They were fast, professional and really care. Thanks again Connor and Advanced Lock and Key.
Brittany JacksonBrittany Jackson
19:40 17 Dec 22
Jim made me a key for my Range Rover. Half the price of the dealership. Same day service. What else can you ask for. Super professional and Honest
Dwayne BrownDwayne Brown
00:03 30 Oct 22
Excellent work. I lost my key-fob to my push to start car. They unlocked the car and programed a new key on the spot. After they reprogrammed the car the battery died and they even gave me a jump. Much love, highly recommend if you have an emergency and need your car unlocked.
Jason RilingJason Riling
17:36 04 Sep 21
Very nice and professional from Clarissa the dispatch to the technician. Lost the key for my Chevy. Called they were there within the hour. Good pricing gave me a deal for 2 Keys. I didn’t even have to tow my car they came to me. Works great. Would totally use them again.

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