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Pop-A-Lock are Smart Key experts! We service, replace and repair modern automotive key systems including Smart Keys, Fob, Remotes and Security Light systems.
If the answer is yes, and you’re in the Mobile area, don’t hesitate to call the most trusted locksmiths in the country. There are a lot of locksmith imposters out there, so make sure you call the name you know and trust.
Call: 251-272-3626 for immediate service!
We’re open 24/7 and even on holidays, so if you find yourself in a nightmare scenario, don’t worry, just call. Maybe you’re on South Alabama’s campus, and you realize you’ve locked your keys in your car, or you’re at a BayBears game and you lost your keys. Regardless of your situation, Pop-A-Lock will get you sorted out in no time.
If it is an emergency situation (accidentally locked a child or pet inside the car), call the proper authorities and then call Pop-A-Lock of Mobile immediately! Our PAL Saves Lives program will unlock the car quickly, and free of charge!
Use our non-emergency services to prepare for the future! Let us make a spare key for you to keep on your person at all times. This way you’ll never be locked out of your car again. The best part is that we can make any kind of key you need, electronic or standard. So be proactive today!
We serve Mobile, AL and the surrounding areas on the right. Whatever your needs, we can meet them. So call the closest Pop-A-Lock of Mobile today!
We service nearly any type of car, truck or SUV key and lock including lost keys and duplicate keys for nearly every make of vehicle.
Here are some technical notes about our lost key/remote/fob replacement and duplication services.
Make Specific Key Services:
Modern vehicle systems are no longer controlled by just a mechanical key. Nearly all vehicles manufactured since 1998, and many before that, are equipped with a security system that prevents an unprogrammed key from starting or allowing the vehicle to run. An RFID chip in the vehicle provides a digital identity to the vehicle when it is electrically charged with an inductive radio signal from the car. This radio wave charges up the transponder in the key until it triggers a response from the key.
Transponder Key • Transponders (artificial word made up of TRANSmitter / resPONDER) belong to the group of electronic devices that operate according to the RF-ID (Radio Frequency – IDentification) technology. Thereby the system consisting of transponder and reading unit enables a contactless detection and allocation of objects. The transponder is powered by inductive coupling so that no batteries are necessary.
The transponder key has the transponder electronic integrated in its plastic handle where it is encapsulated in a glass or plastic body. It consists of:
– A microchip that contains the unique key ID-number. Due to an encrypted request signal from the immobilizer control module the chip calculates a matching code for the ID-number before it is transferred. To prevent an unauthorized scanning of the ID-number the code changes with each transfer and uses several million different coding possibilities.
– A coil, which transfers and receives all data signals to and from the immobilizer control module via the coil antenna / transceiver.
– A capacitor that powers the transponder electronic and is charged by inductive coupling through the coil antenna / transceiver
Pop-A-Lock Locksmith Mobile has an arsenal of transponder key programming equipment and tools that allow us to quickly get you back on the road if you need a lost key replaced or if you need a duplicate chip key made.
Also many keys have combined the key and remote into one key. These are referred to as a Remote Head Key and in some cases the key may ‘flip’ out of the body of the key such as on a Volkswagen vehicle. These are nick-named ‘Flippy Keys’ by many customers and they are no problem for us to make on the spot.
There is no such thing as a “Dealer Only Key”, due to the joint efforts of the OEM’s, National Insurance Crime Bureau, NASTF.ORG and various locksmith industry leaders virtually any vehicle key can be made by Pop-A-Lock Locksmith Mobile right at your vehicle.
Smart Keys and Push to Start vehicle keys are our specialty. We come to you and replace your lost key right on the spot. Push to Start vehicle keys also known as Key Fobs, allow you to open your car and start the vehicle without having to insert a key or having to turn the ignition. You can save yourself a great deal of time and money by contacting Pop-A-Lock Locksmith Mobile BEFORE you lose your Smart Key and allow us to make you a spare Smart Key or Fob.
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