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Traditional Keys to the Latest Intelligent Fobs

Pop-A-Lock offers a 24-hour mobile automotive locksmith service.

Save time, money and aggravation. One call to Pop-A-Lock eliminates the need to tow your vehicle to a dealer in a lost key situation. Once we’re on site we can typically make a working key for your car in under an hour.

You can rely on Pop-A-Lock to supply, cut and program a replacement key for your car. Every key is guaranteed to work.

Our highly trained automotive locksmiths use specialized diagnostic equipment capable of programming most vehicles on the road today. Our locksmiths are background-checked and registered as Vehicle Security Professionals.

Every day fleet managers, auto dealers and car auctions rely on Pop-A-Lock to make:

  • Mechanical Keys
  • Transponder (chip) Keys
  • Keyless Entry Remotes
  • Remote Head Keys
  • Proximity/Smart keys
  • Side milled and laser cut keys
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Transponder Keys

People often ask us about "chip” or transponder keys. The term transponder referrers to an RFID tag similar to those used for security in stores. The tags is moulded into the plastic head of a car key. The RFID tag receives and transmits electronic codes. In cars these codes can be fixed, encrypted or rolling depending upon the make, model and year of the vehicle.

When a transponder key is turned in the ignition the vehicle sends an electric pulse to the key. This pulse is strong enough to momentarily power the transponder. The transponder responds by transmitting a digital signal back to an antenna in the car’s ignition. If the digital code sent from the key matches one stored in the car’s immobilizer the car will start. If not, the car may crank over, but will not continue to run.

All cars sold in Canada after September 2007 must be equipped with transponder keys and a factory-installed immobilizer.

Pop-A-Lock’s automotive locksmiths have sophisticated programming equipment that can add and erase keys to most vehicles on the road today.

Broken Key Extraction and Lock Repair

When you least expect it a worn key can break off in an ignition or door lock. Our mobile locksmiths have the specialized tools and training to extract a damaged key, make a new one, and repair the lock if necessary.

Harsh Canadian winters can take a toll on trunk and door locks. Vehicles equipped with keyless entry are more likely to have a problem since keys are seldom used.

Trust our automotive locksmiths to repair your vehicle’s lock at a fraction of the cost of the original dealer.

On some model years, cars like the Ford Focus, Toyota Corolla and Honda Civic have a reputation for ignition jamming. Should your vehicle become stranded, our mobile locksmiths have the necessary parts to repair these ignitions on site.

Pop-A-Lock’s fully-equipped mobile workshops ensure that our automotive locksmiths can repair a damaged lock right on site. Trust us to restore drive-ability to your stranded car.

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Pop-A-Lock Fleet Management - A Trusted Partner

Keep your drivers on the road. Pop-A-Lock is a service provider to many large fleets of vehicles. Whether you require emergency service for a lost key, or proactive key control, we can design a program to fit your needs.

Our locations across Canada and help with:

  • Lockouts
  • Duplicate and Replacement Keys
  • Ignition and Door Lock Replacement
  • Key Management Systems