Lexus Car Keys Serviced by Phila-Locksmith

The technicians at Phila-Locksmith pride themselves on offering car key replacement services for more vehicles than any other locksmiths in Philadelphia. One of the name brand car models that we serve is Lexus. Through the Delaware and Lehigh Valleys Phila-Locksmith can replace or duplicate nearly every Lexus car key there is. With local locksmiths in New Jersey, Delware and Pennsylvania, Phila-Locksmith’s technicians are here to cover your every need whether at the office, work or anywhere in between. Whether you have lost your car key after a night out in Center City or want to have you key duplicated while on lunch, Phila-Locksmith has the parts and skill to complete the necessary service for your Lexus. Below you will find a description of three different types of Lexus car keys that we offer, they are not the only keys that our locksmith can replace for a Lexus, but they are out most popular.

Non-Transponder Lexus Car Key

Standard Lexus Key

The non-transponder Lexus car key was extremely common prior to transponders.

Before the advent of fancy computers and transponder chips inside of car keys, this key was the standard for Lexus car keys. Relying just on a unique cut to offer the car owner security this type of car key is the most inexpensive to have replaced and is commonly found in vehicles like the Lexus LS 350 1996 among other popular models. Vehicle owners may desire the increased security that a transponder key can bring to their vehicle, but unfortunately vehicles using this key do not have the technological capabilities to do so. When a locksmith is making this type of Lexus car key there are two options that he has to proceed, he may either cut the key manually or by using the vehicle’s VIN in order to get the corresponding cuts for that specific vehicle. If he is able to use the vehicle’s VIN to make the key then, the entire process can be
quicker and less labor intensive. There are two main reasons that our locksmith may not be able to use the vehicle’s VIN to get a key code. The first is that the car is not properly registered in the car manufacturer’s database. This can occur for a myriad of reasons including input error and database errors. The second case is that the vehicle had it’s ignition replaced. In either of these cases our technician has to either pull the ignition or car lock in order to measure the appropriate cuts for that specific vehicle. To avoid unnecessary labor make sure to mention to your technician that the ignition was replaced so he can take appropriate action.

Lexus Proximity Keys

lexus proximity key

Used from 2008-2013 the Lexus proximity key offers security and convenience.

high security lexus key

One of the newest keys offered by Lexus is this early 2010’s proximity model.

Proximity and transponder keys Lexus introduced as the newest phase for their car keys offer a new level of security which was not initially seen in most vehicle systems. Car manufacturers saw the need for increased protection with the rise of car thefts and technology was finally able to catch up. Each of these keys has a chip which communicates directly with car’s computer to enable remote functions. Many of these remote functions people are familiar with today; they include remote unlock, lock and panic functions. The key pictured directly to the right features a proximity key which was used for some Lexus models between 2008-2013 and also has a truck open button for easy and convenient access to the storage area of your vehicle. Without the computer system present in the car, none of this would be possible. The push-to-star function of Lexus models would not be possible if car manufacturers were not able to have the transponder chip and vehicle properly communicate with each other.  Security is increased, because a thief no longer just needs the cut measurements of your key in order to start the vehicle. This means, if by any chance, someone gets access to your car key and tries to copy that key in order to steal your vehicle, that duplicate key will not work the ignition.

Car manufacturers saw the need for increased protection with the rise of car thefts and technology was finally able to catch up.

Of course a security upgrade like this which makes it more difficult to copy the vehicle key is also going to make it more difficult for someone to replace. Before programming tools were widely available to professional locksmiths at an affordable level, a tow trip to your local Lexus dealer was nearly guaranteed. This costs customers a good deal of money since they then had to pay for both replacement car keys and a towing fee. That is why Phila-Locksmith trains its technicians on all of the latest programming and cutting techniques to ensure that our customers in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania are able to receive replacement Lexus car keys, 24/7. Due to the chip inside of the key, special programming is required in order for the key to properly start the Lexus. This process adds additional time to the service making the replacement of a model like the Lexus GS 450 Hybrid 2013 more labor intensive and costly than a model such as the Lexus LS 350 1996.

Our technicians can assist you with more than just replacement car key services for your Lexus! Our professional locksmiths can assist you any time of day when you are locked out of the vehicle and can even complete services such as ignition change, in order to help customers avoid a costly trip to the dealership. Call today to recieve a price quote for the service of your specific Lexus year and model.

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