Mobile Auto Locksmith

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Key Duplication

Key Duplication Services with Good News Lock and Key

image of Tibbe Keys for a Ford (top) and an automotive fob being programmed (bottom).

We can duplicate all types of keys for your home and business and we specialize in all makes and models of automotive keys, including Tibbe keys (top). We can cut your keys and program your automotive fobs and remotes (bottom).

Whether you’re a homeowner who’s lost a house key or needs to have one made for a family member or neighbor, a driver who is tired of getting locked out of your vehicle or an owner or manager of a commercial property, you may need reliable, accurate key duplication services. At Good News Lock and Key, our experienced locksmiths make keys from scratch, so you can be sure that the key you receive is a perfect match for the lock. We are a local family-owned and –operated business, and our locksmiths are bonded, licensed and insured to provide high-quality service and peace of mind.

Some key duplication services we provide include:

  • Car key copy services
  • Commercial key cutting
  • Transponder keys
  • Chip keys
  • High-security car keys
  • Laser-cut keys
  • Key fobs

Why You Should Hire a Licensed Locksmith For Your Next Key Cutting Service

If you’ve ever researched where to get keys made, then you’ve likely noticed that many auto stores and even big box stores advertise key cutting services. Key duplicating kiosks may seem like a budget-friendly choice, and their accessibility makes them an easy option for emergency key cutting.

However, as the old adage goes, you get what you pay for. While a key cutting kiosk may be a good alternative for quickly copying a key, there are many cases in which going to a professional is a better option.

First of all, a key made by a key cutting kiosk is cheap because the metals used by the machine are cheap. This means that the key is more likely to become weathered over time and that it’s more easily bent. Once the key warps or bends, it becomes useless, and you’ll need to purchase another.

A locksmith has the ability to evaluate what type of key you need and what type of metal and materials to use to make your key. As a result, the key that you receive is more durable, sparing you from a frustrating lockout emergency.

Second, using a kiosk for key duplication services only works if the key you’re duplicating is a first-generation key and is in perfect condition. Unfortunately, in many cases, the duplicated key was made from another duplicated key, which was made from another duplicated key. Each time the key is duplicated, minor changes are made to the key. After several generations of the key are made, the key may no longer fit the lock.

At Good News Lock and Key, our professional locksmiths make keys from scratch, ensuring that even if your current key is old or warped, your new key is perfect.

Finally, kiosks are very limited in the type of keys they can duplicate. While they may provide a satisfactory job for basic house keys, they fall short when it comes to chip keys.

Good News Lock and Key specializes in car key duplication services and provides key cutting services for virtually any make and model, including VW, Audi, BMW and Volvo.

Contact Us Today

To learn more about our key duplication services or to receive emergency key cutting, contact us today. Ask us about our 10% military discount.


When you need an automotive locksmith in Ledyard, CT, or the surrounding cities, you can count on Good News Lock & Key every time.

We're a car key locksmith and provide mobile locksmith services to all of the following areas:

Bozrah | Colchester | East Haddam | East Lyme | Groton | Ledyard | Lyme | Montville | New London | North Stonington| Norwich | Old Lyme | Preston | Salem | Stonington | Waterford

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