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Automotive Locksmith Services

Locked out? No Keys? No Problem!

Car Locksmith Phoenix, AZ

The Professional Skill to Create Keys for any Make or Model, Foreign or Domestic Vehicles 

Including newer models that have transponder “Computer Chip” keys or high security “Laser Cut” keys.

We also offer the option of completely changing your locks if you suspect a copy of your key has fallen in the wrong hands.

And if your locks need to be repaired or replaced, we can do that too, using OEM factory replacement parts where available.

All this can be accomplished without the need to tow your car to a dealership, and at a fraction of the cost.

Advanced Lock Service provides a wide range of automotive locksmith services including, but not limited to:

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We Service All kinds of cars!

Locked Out? No Keys? No Problem!

Automotive Lockout Service

It’s happened to most of us: We’re on the go, our hands are full, we kick the door closed with a foot. The door is locked. And.. your keys are locked in the car! Now what? Don’t worry. When you need help on the road Advanced Lock Service is your “Emergency Mobile Locksmith Near Me”. 

Simply call us at (602) 336-8670. Once you tell us where you are, we’ll send a locksmith to help retrieve your keys.

Automotive Key Replacement

Did your car keys get stolen, misplaced or lost? We can help with that too.

No matter the situation; your keys fell down an elevator shaft, your keys were run over by a bus, you left your keys on vacation in Hawaii, you accidentally flushed your keys down the toilet – we’ve heard it all. And we’re equipped to service your vehicle.

With a quick phone call, one of our mobile car locksmiths will come to your location to cut and program a new transponder chip car key or program a replacement key fob. There’s no need to tow your car to an over priced dealership, one of our professional automotive locksmiths will come to your location quickly and affordably.

Car Key Programming and Fob Programming

Do you Need a locksmith to program your key fob?

Car keys can be more complicated than you think. Starting as early as 1996 vehicle manufacturers started to produce cars that required a transponder equipped key to start the engine. These days, most car keys require programming.

How does a locksmith program my car key?

To program the transponder chip in your key, a locksmith uses special computer programming equipment that needs to connected directly to your car’s OBD, or Onboard Diagnostic Port, thats usually located under your car’s dashboard.

Dealerships usually charge inflated prices for this service, often ranging in the hundreds of dollars. If you need to buy a spare key or have purchased a key online and need it programmed to your car, call or stop by Advanced Lock Service for a free quote for all your car key programming and key fob programming needs.

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Car Ignition Repair or Replacement

You went to start your car just like you have done every day for years, but today is different; your key won’t turn in the ignition.  Or maybe you have a worn out key or ignition lock cylinder, and every time you start your car you need to wiggle or giggle the key just get it to turn, and it’s getting worse.


That’s where the professional car locksmiths at Advanced Lock Service come in. We can code cut a new key for your car using the same exact specifications as the major car manufacturers. We can also rebuild or replace your faulty car ignition, using OEM parts when available, so your worn out car ignition will work like new again.  We can even code new ignition locks so that you’re able to use the same key as your car door lock.

Advanced Lock Service repairs and replaces ignition and door locks for the following car brands:

Broken Car Key Extraction

Your car key broke off or got stuck inside your door or ignition lock. This sometimes happens when people are in a rush to start their car and sometimes it seems to happen for no reason at all, and it’s always at the most inconvenient time possible. When a broken or stuck car key happens to you, you may be stranded and late for work or an important appointment, or you might be stuck outside of your vehicle, posing a danger to your safety


Advanced Lock service provides rapid and easy broken car key extraction service to locations throughout the entire Phoenix Metro area. Our expert automotive locksmiths come straight to your location with no need for you have your car towed to a mechanic or expensive dealership.

Our experienced car locksmiths can remove broken or stuck car keys from car door locks and ignitions, extract bent or jammed keys and we even can provide you with brand new replacement car keys cut from code, right on the spot.


We provide broken key extraction services for a wide range of vehicles including trucks, busses, vans, toy haulers, boats, recreational vehicles, motorcycles and even airplanes.

Call Advanced Lock Service today for help with all of your broken car key extraction needs.
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We have your Recreational Vehicle Keys in Stock

RV Locks are our specialty! With thousands of key blanks in stock we can quickly duplicate those hard to find keys for your RV, horse trailer or toy hauler. We feature RV keys from manufacturers like Bargman, Bauer, Global Link, Fulton Hitch and Polaris. We can also upgrade your RV locks so that the most common CH751 keys no longer work your side storage bin doors. No more getting ripped off by people with Universal RV keys! One of our Locksmith mobile units can come to you or you can bring your RV to our local locksmith shop in Phoenix. We have plenty of street parking available, even for your Class A Motorhome.

The Official Locksmith of AAA Arizona

Are you a member of AAA auto club? Advanced Lock Service is the only AAA Locksmith service provider in Phoenix and we can get you back on the road quickly. Additionally, AAA members receive fantastic rebates when they use our automotive locksmith service. To get the full use of your AAA locksmith benefit, call us directly at (602) 336-8670 or contact AAA and ask for “Station Z900”.

Frequently Asked Questions

We hear this question every day; “I lost my car keys, can you make a new key to my car from my VIN Number or from a Key Code?”

Yes, at Advanced Lock Service we are able to make a key for your car or truck from your VIN or from your vehicle’s key code.

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No. A common belief is that your Vehicle’s 17 digit VIN Number contains a key code or other information that will help a locksmith make a key to your car. This is untrue. Your key code information is stored in the car manufacturer’s database and the VIN is simply used as a marker that tells us where to find your key code inside that database.

When the car locks were made for your vehicle the manufacturer assigned your locks with a special key code that tells professional automotive locksmiths how to cut your key. That key code was saved in the manufacturer’s database and it can be looked up by supplying us with your VIN and proof of ownership documents such as a title, bill of sale or vehicle registration and your driver license.

Yes and No. The manufacturer of your car won’t just give us your key code, but they will sell us your key code and usually any associated PIN number that may be required to program your keys or fobs, if such a pin is required. But only after we have met our legal obligation to provide your ownership documents to the NASTF locksmith licensing Authority. Without uploading the correct ownership documents and matching identification the car manufacturer won’t even talk to us.

Once we receive your vehicle’s key code we enter the information into the computer of our special key cutter and it cuts a new key to match.

If your car requires a transponder key to be programmed we can then attach one of our locksmith key programmers to your vehicles OBDII port and program your vehicle’s computer to accept the coding of the new key.

All of this can be done at your car dealership but it will be far more costly and it may take several days for them to provide keys and service. Also, you will have your car towed to them. At Advanced Lock Service we can come to you for less time, money and hassle. Call Now 602-336-8670 or email us at

VIN Stands for Vehicle Identification Number.

In 1954, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration began requiring VIN Numbers for all road vehicles in the USA.

Most people believe the VIN is just a series of random numbers and letters, but these characters are highly structured codes which have very special meaning. Vehicles manufactured from 1981 to present have a VIN made up of 17 alphanumeric characters. (letters and numbers) Before 1981 VIN length and format varied among vehicles.

Your VIN can often be found printed or embossed on a thin, rectangular metal plate located in the lower-left corner of you car’s dashboard, in front of the steering wheel. You can read the number by looking through the windshield on the driver’s side of the vehicle, but you might have to clean that part of your windshield to properly see the number. You can also find your VIN on your vehicle’s title, registration, insurance forms. Sometimes your VIN may appear on repair bills such as receipts for oil changes or new tires.

Your VIN may also appear in a number of other locations on your vehicle:

  • On The Front of the engine block. This should be easy to spot by popping open the hood and looking at the front of the engine.
  • Front of the car frame. Look near the container that holds windshield washer fluid.
  • Rear wheel well. Try looking up, directly above the rear tires.
  • On the side of the the driver’s door. Open the driver door and look for a sticker on the edge of the door.
  • Driver-side door jamb. Open the door and look near the spot where the door latches, not too far from the seatbelt return.
  • Underneath the spare tire. If your spare tire is stored in your trunk.

The first character of the VIN indicates the country in which the vehicle was manufactured. VIN’s starting with 1, 4, and 5 are manufactured in the

United States. The third number or letter is used by the vehicle manufacturer to identify what kind of vehicle it is: car, truck, bus, etc. The 10th character of the VIN indicates the model year.

For a more detailed answer, please check out our blog post on How to Read My Vin here.

As was stated earlier, key cutting can be done by use of a key code. This means a you can make a new car key even if you have lost the original. Key codes refer to the combinations of letters or numbers that are used by professional locksmiths to cut keys.

There are two main kinds of key codes that locksmiths make use of and these are direct digit and blind codes. A direct digit code refers to the specific cuts that a locksmith would use on a blank key whereas the blind code is a key code that requires the use of specialized programs and data bases in order to decode the proper cutting information. A direct digit code is also sometimes referred to as a bitting code while a blind code can also be referred to as an indirect code.

The majority of locks use a blind code, which is why it is important to make sure that you employ the services of a professional locksmith to carry out the car key cutting process. In order to cut a car or utility lock key by code, it is essential that the locksmith have the code number as provided by the lock manufacturer.

In some cases, it is really easy to get the code that is required to generate a new replacement key. For instance, the key code might be attached to the tag that came with your keys on the day you bought your car. In other cases, the code might be stamped on your key.

The key code might also be stamped onto the lock face plate (this is popular with utility locks, office furniture locks, RV locks and older padlocks).

In addition to these methods, the locksmiths at Advanced Lock Service are registered security professionals with most car manufacturers and can provide them with your VIN so that they can obtain the code for cutting your car key.

However, if the code cannot be obtained by any of the above methods, then the locksmith will probably have to disassemble the lock. Sometimes this is done because the key code might be stamped on the barrel of the lock, or sometimes the bitting information is stamped on to the individual tumblers inside your lock. When this is the case your locksmith will have to take the lock apart so that they can obtain the key information for the new key cutting process. In lieu of this, very skilled locksmiths can also decode your key, by sight reading or using special locksmith tools to measure the depths and spaces of your key, in order to obtain the key code or exact key cutting specifications.

Long Ago, the process of creating a new key was once handled manually by employing a specialized skill called key impressioning, but now it is as simple as entering you key code into a computerized code cutting machine that cuts the key to correct space and depth specifications.

The following proof of ownership rules were not created by or are in any way controlled by the management or employees of Advanced Lock Service. Please do not ask us to change these rules or overlook the lack of a document or Identification that doesn’t match, this is out of our control. For the manufacturer to give us access to their key code database they require one of the following documents:

  • An original vehicle title. A photocopy or other reproduction will be rejected.
  • Vehicle registration. A photocopy or other reproduction will be rejected.
  • A bill of Sale. This is a specific, notarized legal document, not a hand written or computer printed receipt.

You will also be required to provide your unexpired driver license or state issued ID. The name on your ID must exactly match the name on your ownership documents. These documents need to be presented by the owner of the documents, not by a friend of family member. There is no such thing as “vouching” for someone to bypass these requirements.

To Cut a Car Key by VIN number you must provide proof of ownership. If your key has a chip in it then it will need to be programmed to the vehicle.

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