Cloning is an excellent method of key duplication – it’s simple, it’s fast and it’s accurate and best of all, reduces the need for going to the customer's vehicle in the parking lot. There are over 280 million registered vehicles on the road today and Hy-Ko’s cloning-based ChipKey® Car Key program is able to duplicate keys for over 92% of today's most popular vehicles.
The average vehicle age of those 280 million is 12.2 years old! Customers looking for spare keys are commonly looking for extra keys for these older vehicles but we carry keys for newer models also.
Most keys are programmed IN-STORE in 15 seconds or less!
The program covers most makes and models, including many 2012 - 2019 models and even some 2020-2022! Cloning technology continues to evolve every year and so does Hy-Ko's ability to add vehicle coverage with continuous free upgrades.
Our most recent Mega I-Tool® update adds the following 19 million vehicle Makes/Models/Years:
We have two great FOB and FOB Shell programs to cover a wide variety of customer needs.• Remote entry FOBs are easy to program at the vehicle - no tools required
Hy-Ko's expert field managers use our ChipKey vehicle key certification program to train your staff on selling and programming ChipKey car keys.
Call the technical support hotline and get the information required to take care of your customers' ChipKey car key needs!
When you become an authorized dealer of ChipKey® Car Keys, log in to www.c3.hykokeys.com/home to access exclusive marketing resources!
Easily and quickly find the correct vehicle remote and programming instructions using this free tool!
Pedrotti Ace Hardware, California
MKG Ace Hardware, Indiana
M&D Supply, Texas
Fullerton Ace Hardware, California
Ziegler Ace South Elgin, Illinois
Hill's Ace Hardware & Lumber Center, Georgia
Orchards Ace Hardware, Colorado
Buehler's Ace Hardware, Ohio
Steward's Ace Hardware, Connecticut
Lynden Ace Hardware, Washington
MKG Ace Hardware, Indiana
Walla Walla Ace Hardware, Washington
Los Gatos Ace Hardware, California
Dukes Ace Hardware, Illinois
Ace Hardware City, Texas
Randleman Road Ace, North Carolina
A. ChipKey car keys or anti-theft auto keys contain a computer “transponder” chip in the head of the key programmed to the vehicle’s security system. Duplicate keys for your vehicle require programming this matching code in order to operate the vehicle. Auto manufacturers began phasing these keys into production vehicles starting in 1995. The vehicle’s anti-theft computer and the programmed ChipKey car key help to curb auto theft and reduce insurance premiums.
A. The computer chip in the key holds a code like a password. The computer in the vehicle reads the password in the key, and if the password is correct the vehicle will start. Otherwise, the vehicle will be inoperable. This extra layer of security is a proven deterrent to theft and contributes to lower insurance premiums on vehicles with this technology.
A. The key is no longer a key. It is a high-tech device that communicates electronically with the vehicle’s engine computer with a unique security code. The majority of newer vehicles use smart keys that contain special-coded computer chips. The new anti-theft automotive computer technology is a very expensive component which was designed to protect against vehicle theft. The ChipKey car key must be programmed to work with a particular vehicle. Programming these keys requires specialized diagnostic equipment operated by a trained technician.
A. No. A non-ChipKey can be cut to open the door or trunk, but if the vehicle has a protected security system only a key that is programmed with the matching code will operate the vehicle.
A. No, the Hy-Ko ChipKey cloning program only needs one working original key to be able to make a duplicate.