When it comes to car key cutting and replacement services, you can rely on MIR for cost-effective solutions that meet your needs. Our team of car locksmiths in Ottawa specializes in car key cutting and programming. Whether you require a replacement key, a duplicate of your existing keys, are facing the challenge of lost car keys, or need key repairs, we have you covered.

An auto locksmith has the expertise to cut keys for a wide range of vehicle makes and key types:

  • Remote Car Keys, Electronic Chips
  • Remote Fobs With Key (Integrated)
  • Transponder Car Keys (Non Remotes)
  • Sedan, Van, SUV, Pickup Truck Keys
  • Motorcycles Keys

Common scenarios where you might find the need to cut a car key:

  • Lost or Stolen Keys: When your car keys are lost, stolen, or misplaced, you’ll need a replacement key. This is the most common reason.
  • Key Wear and Tear: Over time, the teeth of a car key can wear down, making it necessary to cut a new one for better functionality.
  • Broken Keys: If your car key breaks or is damaged, you’ll require a replacement key to ensure proper operation. If your key stuck in ignition or door etc…
  • Key Duplication: Creating spare keys for emergencies or to share with family members can necessitate key cutting. It’s always handy to have an additional key.
  • Transponder Key Programming: When adding a new transponder key to your security system, key cutting is often part of the proces
  • Switchblade or Flip Keys: These modern car key types may need cutting if they become worn or damaged.
  • Upgrade to a Remote Key: Upgrading to a remote key may require key cutting to match your vehicle’s ignition.
  • Key Compatibility: If you’re switching ignition locks or door locks, you may need to cut new keys to match the new locks.
  • Ignition Replacement: When replacing your car’s ignition cylinder, you may also need to cut new keys that match the new ignition.
  • Preventative Measures: Cutting a spare key can serve as a precautionary measure in case your primary key is lost or damaged in the future. 

To acquire a new key, it’s essential to provide the car locksmith with details such as your car’s make, model, year, and the specific type of key you require.

  • Dealership: Contacting your car’s dealership is a common way to get a new key. They can provide you with a key that is specifically programmed for your vehicle, but this option can be more expensive. In some cases luxury car brands such as BMW, Mercedes, Audi, Volvo, Porsche and other brands, the only way to get a key is through the dealer. That is especially the case if the year of the vehicle is 2013 or newer.
  • Hardware Stores: Some hardware stores offer key cutting services, including car keys. However, they may have limitations on the types of keys they can duplicate.
  • Online Retailers: You can find online retailers and key replacement services that can provide you with replacement keys. They often require you to provide your vehicle’s information, and they’ll ship the key to you.
  • Automotive Service Centers: Some automotive service centers also offer key replacement services, especially those that provide car maintenance and repair.
  • Roadside Assistance: These services provided by organizations like AAA (American Automobile Association) or similar roadside assistance programs often include assistance for car key-related issues. If you’ve locked your keys in your car, lost your keys, or need a jump-start due to a dead battery, you can typically call your roadside assistance provider for help.

Remember that the availability of these options may vary depending on your location and the type of key you need, so it’s a good idea to explore multiple sources to find the most suitable and cost-effective solution for your specific situation.

Yes, a car locksmith is equipped to duplicate most types of car keys, whether it’s a standard remote fob or a transponder key.

It is important however to note that when dealing with remote key fobs or transponder keys, specialized programming is often required. A skilled auto locksmith can handle this programming process. Do not consider just the cheaper option when choosing a car locksmith because they can also mess up the programming with your vehicle, which turns to a major problem.

If you find yourself in need of a new remote key fob, a dedicated auto locksmith can offer solutions such as cloning your existing key or programming a new one, even if you don’t have the original key.

When it comes to the cost of getting a car key cut, several factors come into play. It’s not a one-size-fits-all scenario, as the price can vary based on various considerations, ensuring you receive a tailored service.

Factors Affecting Car Key Cutting Costs:

  • Make of Vehicle: The cost of getting a new car key cut can significantly depend on the make of your vehicle. For example, obtaining a replacement key for a Ford Fiesta is typically more budget-friendly compared to models from manufacturers like Mazda or Hyundai.
  • Model and Year of Car: The year and model of your vehicle also play a crucial role in determining the cost. Newer and more complex car models may require specialized equipment or programming, impacting the overall price.
  • Type of Car Key: The type of car key you need is another essential factor. Car keys come in different types, such as remote fobs or transponder keys. The complexity of the key type can influence the cost.
  • Programming Requirements: If your car key requires programming, the cost may vary based on the specific vehicle model and year. Some auto locksmiths may have the capability to program certain models, while others may not.
  • Local Market Rates: Car key cutting costs can also be influenced by local market rates and competition among auto locksmiths in your area.

Typically the prices from the dealer are x2 or at times x3 higher than a car locksmith.

Prices in Ottawa are as follows:

  • Remote Key: $80 to $125
  • Transponder Key: $200-$300
  • Smart Key Fob: $200-$300 / 2 Smart Key Fobs $350 (Combo Deal By MIR)
  • Emergency Key: $15

When you find yourself without a spare car key, it’s important to recognize that this situation can potentially be the more expensive option for key replacement. This is primarily because the auto locksmith has no original key to serve as a standard template.

In the unfortunate event of losing your car keys, an experienced car locksmith can provide a valuable service. They not only create a new key but also take security measures to safeguard your vehicle. One crucial step is to delete the lost keys from the vehicle’s database history. By doing so, if the lost or stolen keys are ever found, they become unusable, enhancing the security of your vehicle.

While the expense of replacing a key without a spare can be higher, the peace of mind that comes with the added security measures is undoubtedly worth it. It’s a proactive approach to protecting your vehicle from potential misuse and theft. 

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Common Car Brands MIR Services in Ottawa

Toyota, Subaru, Mazda, Honda, Kia, Hyundai, Ford, Audi, Jeep, Lexus, Land Rover, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Suzuki, Ram, GMC, Acura, Volkswagen VW, Infiniti, Fiat, Cadillac, Lincoln, Chrysler and more…

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Ottawa, Kanata, Gatineau, Nepean, Richmond, Embrun, Carleton Place, Goulbourn, Munster, Rockland Barrhaven, Kemptville, Winchester, Casselman, Westboro, Cumberland , Almonte and surrounding areas.