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Car Transponder Chip Keys, FOBs & Remotes


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Lock Surgeon
Edmonton West End

Locksmith shop west Edmonton
17812 118 Ave

Store Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 7:30am-5:30pm
Friday: 7:30am-5pm
Saturday: 9am-3pm
Sunday: Closed

Lock Surgeon
Edmonton South Side

Locksmith shop south Edmonton
5738 75 Street

Store Hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 2pm
Sunday: Closed
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Lock Surgeon
Calgary North East

Locksmith shop Calgary
2020 32 Ave NE

Store Hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:30am - 5pm
Saturday: 10am - 2pm
Sunday: Closed
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Car Chip Keys & Car Remotes in Edmonton


To prevent car theft the invention of security chip keys entered the market. These car keys have added a level of protection and cost for new car keys. The first question we always get is how much for a car key. The good news is we stock a large variety so in most cases it can be completed the same visit. Bad news is there is a large price range. Basic chip key from 2000 - 2012 cost about $149 each. In most cases this includes the programming if it is on board or a clone key.

Some car programming requires expensive diagnostic equipment. In this case there will be an extra fee for programing the key to the car. As the years went on these chip keys started having the remote functions lock, unlock, trunk, start and panic buttons added to them. Some still kept the bladed key, others got high security key blades called sidewinder or laser cut key.

While others had the key blade removed and hidden in the back side for emergancy car access only. They have taken on the name proximity key, proximity remote and proximity fob. All of them have a chip inside the uses a rolling code that talks to the car. The chip and remote functions most often need to be programmed using expensive diagnostic equipment. The cost of these keys varies from $150 and up to $690.

Car Transponders key and remotes

Our locksmith shops can help with key replacement and remote replacement. At lock Surgeon we have Automotive locksmith with full selection of Car transponder key and also remotes. These car security keys are getting more and more complicated and so is the car key programming. While we stock most car chip keys, proximity keys and remotes, plus the car transponder chips to go with. There is the odd one we dont stock. Good news is if we dont have it, we can normally have it to us from factory in 2 days.

Types of transponder keys.

Some of these transponder keys have chips inside the key that communicates with the car, giving it access to start.


Other transponder keys have a remote and chip built into one key, like this.


Some people call these car key fob, car key with buttons, proximity car key, car key with remote buttons, you get the idea. If your buttons are stating to not work or the case is cracked or broken then its time to get a new one before it's too late. Having no key can be a major inconvenience and the cost to make keys to car can cost between $400 and $2000. Ouch right!! Come down to one of our conventent locksmith shops in Edmonton and we will do our best to provide a cost effective solution for your car.

Car remotes


Some cars came from the factory with remotes to lock and unlock the doors, others could also start the car and open the trunk. Lock Surgeon has factory remotes for cars. We do not have aftermarket remotes for car alarms and car starters. You will need to see an alarm or stereo shop for those.

Has your car key broken or is your car key lost?

No, maybe the battery is just dead? Either way we can help. As Automotive-locksmiths it's our job to be superheroes and help you out in a time of need. Our trained locksmith will not only find you the correct chip key, remote, fob or transponder key but the locksmith will also program the chip key to your car. If your key has a remote also built in to it then the locksmith will also program the remote to the car. If your key car fob, proximity key or car key with remote buttons are not working it might just be the battery. Bring your broken key in to us and have a locksmith open up the case and replace the battery.

Sidewinder and laser cut car Keys

A key that moves sliders is known as a sidewinder key or laser cut key. These keys are easily recognizable for the snake-like path that is cut into the sides of the blade. In almost all cases, this pattern will appear on both sides of the key so that it can be inserted two different ways.

Similar to wafer locks, these paths are used to elevate or depress the internal components of the car lock. The sliders in the lock ride along the path that is cut into the key, and when the sidewinder key is fully inserted, all of the sliders should be at their appropriate height. Unlike the sheer lines in a wafer lock, the slider lock will have different gates.

Each slider needs to be fitted into a gate so that they will be out of the way and allow the car lock can turn freely. This means that the deepest gate will always be the true gate. For security, multiple unnecessary gates are added to the lock. These are known as false gates and do not provide the adequate depth to have the slider leave the lock unobstructed.

If there are no false gates in the lock, these devices will be incredibly easy to pick or rake open. This should not be a concern to most car owners because very few criminals pick locks, and an even fewer number of car thieves pick locks. In addition to this, most laser keys act only as a backup. They are the key of choice for most smart key systems, and will not start the car without the fob present.

Often these sidewinder keys will be hidden within the fob, and slide out when a button on the fob is depressed. Once this button is pressed, the laser key can be pulled free. Remember to put this key back in the slot until it clicks and locks into place. If your car key replacement requires a laser key to be cut, this is no issue. All it requires is a laser key cutter. Lock Surgeon can cut that key, and get you back to feeling safe knowing that you will always have access to your car.

Oh Yeah, almost forgot!! I bet you want to know what brands of vehicles we have transponder keys, remotes and prox key fobs for. Please see a full list below. If you not see your car make then please contact us because we should have it.

Key FOB remote for Acura car Key FOB remote for Buick car Key FOB remote for Cadillac car

Left to right: Acura Key FOB Remote, Buick key FOB remote & Cadillac Key FOB remote.


Key FOB remote for Chevrolet car Key FOB remote for Chrysler car Key FOB remote for Dodge car

Left to right: Chevrolet Key FOB Remote, Chrysler key FOB remote & Dodge Key FOB remote.


Key FOB remote for Ford car Key FOB remote for GMC car Key FOB remote for Honda car

Left to right: Ford Key FOB Remote, GMC key FOB remote & Honda Key FOB remote.


Key FOB remote for Hyundai car Key FOB remote for Infinity car Key FOB remote for Jeep car

Left to right: Hyunday Key FOB Remote, Infinity key FOB remote & Jeep Key FOB remote.


Key FOB remote for Kia car Key FOB remote for Lexus car Key FOB remote for Lincoln car

Left to right: Kia Key FOB Remote, Lexus key FOB remote & Lincoln Key FOB remote.


Key FOB remote for Mazda car Key FOB remote for Mitsubishi car Key FOB remote for Nissan car

Left to right: Mazda Key FOB Remote, Mitsubishi key FOB remote & Nissan Key FOB remote.


Key FOB remote for Pontiac car Key FOB remote for Ram trucks Key FOB remote for Subaru cars

Left to right: Pontiac Key FOB Remote, RAM key FOB remote & Subaru Key FOB remote.


Key FOB remote for Toyota cars

Toyota Key FOB Remote


For the best in car and truck key replacement call lock surgeon



We also have a wide variety of batteries for Key FOBs, Transponder Keys, Proximity FOBs and Remotes.



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