Keys to Code is a unique service offered for your security and it will undoubtedly save you money if you ever lose your keys! Simply take scans or photographs of all your keys and keep them in a safe place or upload to our server. If you lose a key, send the scans to us and we will send you a replacement key! Essentially, you can 'backup' your key ring, saving you hundreds should you lose your keys!
VIN to Key Service: Send us your Vehicle Identification Number, we send you a pair of keys!
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HOW IT WORKS:
In locksmithing, keycodes are special codes used by locksmiths that are universal and in essence gives the locksmith directions on how to make a new key from the code. In fact, key codes are looked up in books or software databases. The entry found in these books or software will give the locksmith the bittings. Bittings are almost always read from the bow of the key to the tip of the key. The bitting will be a series of numbers indicating the key cut depth. Generally, a 1 is the shallowest cut and higher number are increasingly deeper cuts. For instance, the HON filing cabinet locks have a series from 301E-450E. 5 spaces and 5 depths. That means, 5 cuts, with 5 possible depths per cut. HON key code 333E has the cuts (or bitting) of 3 1 2 4 1 . These are listed bow to tip. The blade of the key would look like this:
3 1 2 4 1
So now that we realize we can look at a key, and with years of experience and some good software, make a key from a profile photograph or scan of the key we can make a REPLACEMENT KEY from the photo or scan! This is the service we offer. Your scan or photograph your key, when needed, we make a key from your photo and send it to you! Take photos or scans of ALL your keys and put them in a safe place. If you lose your car key, SEND US the picture and we will send you a new key! $AVE hundreds compared to hiring a locksmith!
According to wikipedia.org, a Vehicle Identification Number, commonly abbreviated to VIN, is a unique serial number used by the automotive industry to identify individual motor vehicles. VINs were first used in 1954. From 1954 to 1981, there was no accepted standard for these numbers, so different manufacturers used different formats.
In 1981, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration of the United States standardized the format. It required all over-the-road-vehicles sold to contain a 17-character VIN, which does not include the letters I (i), O (o), or Q (q) (to avoid confusion with numerals 1 and 0).
There are vehicle history services in several countries that can help potential car owners use VINs to find lemons and branded vehicles. See the used cararticle for a list of countries where this service is available.
Components of the VIN
Modern-day Vehicle Identification Number systems are based on two related standards, originally issued by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in 1979 and 1980; ISO 3779 and ISO 3780, respectively. Compatible but somewhat different implementations of these ISO standards have been adopted by the European Union and the United States of America.
The VIN is composed of the following sections:
|ISO 3779||World Manufacturer Identifier||VDS||VIS|
& North America
more than 500 vehicles/year
|World Manufacturer Identifier||Vehicle Attributes||Check Digit||Model Year||Plant Code||Sequential Number|
& North America
fewer than 500 vehicles/year
|World Manufacturer Identifier||Vehicle Attributes||Check Digit||Model Year||Plant Code||Manufacturer Identifier||Sequential Number
Vehicle Identifier Section
The 10th to 17th positions are used as the Vehicle Identifier Section or VIS. This is used by the manufacturer to identify the individual vehicle in question. This may include information on options installed or engine and transmission choices, but often is a simple sequential number. In North America, the last five digits must be numeric.
Model year encoding
One consistent element of the VIS is the 10th digit, which is required worldwide to encode the model year of the vehicle. Besides the three letters that are not allowed in the VIN itself (I, O and Q), the letters U and Z and the digit 0 are not used for the model year code. Note that the year code is the model year for the vehicle.
The year 1980 was encoded by some manufacturers, especially General Motors and Chrysler, as "A" (since the 17-digit VIN wasn't mandatory until 1981, and the "A" or zero was in the manufacturer's pre-1981 placement in the VIN), yet Ford and AMC still used a zero for 1980. Subsequent years increment through the allowed letters, so that "Y" represents the year 2000. 2001 to 2009 are encoded as the digits 1 to 9, and subsequent years are encoded as "A", "B", "C", etc.
|A =||1980||L =||1990||Y =||2000||A =||2010||L =||2020||Y =||2030|
|B =||1981||M =||1991||1 =||2001||B =||2011||M =||2021||1 =||2031|
|C =||1982||N =||1992||2 =||2002||C =||2012||N =||2022||2 =||2032|
|D =||1983||P =||1993||3 =||2003||D =||2013||P =||2023||3 =||2033|
|E =||1984||R =||1994||4 =||2004||E =||2014||R =||2024||4 =||2034|
|F =||1985||S =||1995||5 =||2005||F =||2015||S =||2025||5 =||2035|
|G =||1986||T =||1996||6 =||2006||G =||2016||T =||2026||6 =||2036|
|H =||1987||V =||1997||7 =||2007||H =||2017||V =||2027||7 =||2037|
|J =||1988||W =||1998||8 =||2008||J =||2018||W =||2028||8 =||2038|
|K =||1989||X =||1999||9 =||2009||K =||2019||X =||2029||9 =||2039
Copy using an existing key as a model and plot the cuts in a new key blank.
If the old key is in good condition, this is fine, but if the original is the past so you have to repeat the worn copy. This is one reason why the copies do not always work well. The song itself is never as good as the original, a copy of the key to the past is even worse as the key.
Cutting code creates a new key - a new key. If the locks are in good condition, the code-cut keys will continue to lead them for many years, and beyond this key can be used to make copies of good quality.
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- Applies to all affected almost regular, and many KEYS HIGH SECURITY.
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If you do not have the key code, we are often able to identify the pieces of a button (send an e-mail a photo or scanned image is the key).
Photos or images should be well developed and as close as possible instead of the key.
A simple rule is try to get the key as far as possible to fill the frame of the photo.
This way you only need a low resolution (72 dpi) picture that makes a file size for the nice little e-mail. Both sides of the main ones are best but if you send only one side, you can photograph the page with the most notches on it.
Our reading services code and the discount code are guaranteed to be correct and accurate.
The extra cost for most services, code reading, in addition to surgery, and key blanks. (This process takes time, skill, and sometimes surgery to more than one key, make sure it is entirely correct).
We give you the code for your future reference.
Order of the cuts are working on the edge of the key can be represented by more than one number (or numbers and letters). This is called the lock / key code.
A locksmith or key cutter specialist, armed with relevant references and the machines can cut a key from the code. The key is not a "copy", it is an "original", which will operate the lock as if it were one of the keys originally supplied with lock.
Code of the cut can be done even a lock, there are many years old. A new code key cutting will often solve problems with excessive wear of a key that had a lot of use and is very worn.
The best results are obtained when the lock is in good condition. Problems may still be evident if the lock is excessively worn or poorly maintained.
We provide the highest quality code key cutting, but the condition of the lock is out of our control and responsibility!
If we code the information is correct, then the key should work in the lock (s). However, the installation of locks, keys can sometimes cause problems - especially if the locks have been used for years, or have been exported to the lubrication and maintenance. We recommend you follow some basic procedures (see right).
FINDING YOUR KEYCODE:
Key codes can be in different places, which varies greatly depending on age, make and model of vehicle.
Remember that the key to the code is specific to the car, so you can find all numbers that are part of the production process, all the blocks is produced by a unique code.
These are usually opportunities to find the key codes
- In the first owner manual (handwritten or stamped perhaps, or a sticker)
- On a roof that came with the keys or an ID card of the vehicle
- The buildup of plaque in the glove compartment door, or elsewhere
- Outside the circle of key block
- Printed or recorded in the original key (note: the letters have not been raised, it is likely that the type of key target is not the individual lock / key code, however, provide all the information you find, you can help .).
NOT AS EASY
- Below deck, the outside edge of the key lock
- Printed on the lock housing or body (may need to remove access to the locking pads)
- In a paper label or the like attached to or near the lock
- Sealing of cylinder lock (requires disassembly of the lock)
The VIN or Vendors Database
- Consult your vehicle (chassis number) VIN database of the manufacturer who will tell you the code (s) for the locks of the car. Contact a dealer now to see if this service is available for your make and model.