Automotive Specialists

When it comes to automotive locksmithing in Chicago, The General Lock Company is the name you can trust to for all your needs.

  • Lost Keys
  • Transponder Keys (chip keys)
  • Remotes & Remote Key Combos
  • Vehicle Rekeys
  • Ignition Lock Repair
  • Door Lock Replacement
  • High-Security Laser Keys
  • Motorcycle Keys
  • Broken Keys
  • Lexus & Honda Reflash Service
  • Programming of all types of keys and remotes.
  • Installation of hockey puck locks on work vans.

From a key copy to a whole vehicle rekey, we have the equipment and the knowledge to get the job done. We are consistently updating our programming equipment to accommodate most late model vehicles. If there are any questions you may have concerning your car, please don’t hesitate to give our staff a call.

Most keys and remotes are programmed in under 15 minutes

Car Keys have come along way in the last 20 years, it used to be that you could go to your local hardware store and get a key made for under two dollars and be on your way. That’s far from the case today, almost all cars on the road today have a “transponder” embedded in the key and when you insert the key into the ignition of your car it sends a signal. If that key is not programmed the theft light will flash and the car will not start. Unfortunately, that technology is expensive and that two dollar key can now cost you up to $350.00 and an afternoon at a dealership. About ten years ago The General Lock Company decided to invest in the programmers, keys, and knowledge it takes to program keys to these types of vehicles. We now have a separate division in our company that focuses solely on this and we have the largest selection of transponder keys and remotes in the Chicagoland area.